October 05, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
On my recent travels, I thought a lot about how I hear from Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (HSEs) all the time that they don’t like to travel because it’s so stressful and overwhelming, but in truth (as is for so many things for those of us who are highly sensitive) this is only when we approach travel from our HSE Shadows.
When you’re in your HSE Strengths, particularly your intuition, it’s a playground of delight and opportunity! Since you’re literally out of your day to day routine and comfort cocoon your intuition can be open full-throttle and can have a field day with so many wide opportunities to guide you to! The result? Miracles abound! It’s quite magical and fun.
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September 28, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | 0 Comment
My mother died 3 months before I started my freshman year of high school. So on top of everything that a girl of 14 is dealing with I was also reeling from one of life’s deepest tragedies.
And then there was Lori.
Lori was older, bigger and louder than me. Lori did not like me for no other reason (that I could tell) than just being me and she made this very clear by bumping into me in the hallways, campaigning against me at lunch, and yelling at me during football games (I was a cheerleader).
But, honestly, you know what was worse than Lori’s bullying? That I didn’t say a word.
That freshman year turned into years of my life and all kinds of situations and relationships where I endured, rather than stood up.
Now, all these years later, I not only understand that I am highly sensitive, but I’ve learned that to hide (one’s true thoughts, feelings, whole self) is a common coping mechanism for Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (HSEs). It’s how we try to keep ourselves safe. … Read More about Which do you choose?
September 26, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
In order to reach the next level of your business as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur, it’s important to understand what Heather refers to as your HSE Shadows, how to identify this shadow behavior, and how to shift these shadows into your HSE Strengths.
Our first reaction to these HSE Shadows is often to push them away, avoid them, or ignore them altogether. While this might work for the short-term, our long-term health and our business suffers, and the solution might be something you don’t expect. Listen in as Heather shares the top 12 HSE Shadows she’s identified, the ways they impact your business growth, and how to manage them in the day-to-day of your business.
The key is, as an HSE, my intention I wish for you is that we are more than surviving, but we’re actually able to be in our business and our lives in a way that is thriving.” – Heather Dominick
- Why it’s important to understand that we are born Highly Sensitive and that we do not grow into it
- How the nervous system is affected in being a Highly Sensitive person
- Why we need to work with our HSE shadows instead of against them
- Why starting your own business is an important tool for growth for HSE’s
- The reason why many of the top HSE shadows go hand in hand
- How to befriend these difficult feelings and emotions
Going into the shadow state is the first step of what takes us out of being able to create the next level in our business.” – Heather Dominick
The Top 12 HSE Shadows:
- Analysis Paralysis
- People Pleasing
- Self Critical
- Judgmental of Self
- Judgmental of Others
- Health Issues
Our business is our portal for growth, expansion, and evolution, meaning your business is your primary tool of learning.” – Heather Dominick
September 21, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
It’s one thing to intellectually understand your HSE Coping Mechanism and it’s a-whole-nother to be willing to do “the real work” to change this behavior.
I see this with all three HSE Coping Mechanisms: Hiding, Pushing, and Combo-plattering, but I especially see it with “Pushers”.
Typically, the reason is that Pushers have used this Coping Mechanism to get them to the business success they’ve already created which is often already six-figure even seven-figure success.
The HSE will feel drawn to my teachings, recognize the need to do things differently (even if just their soul recognizes this before their head can catch up) because they are so maxed out, overwhelmed and unhappy working the way they’ve been working, but then when it comes to actually needing to change the way they operate in their business two energies tend to get triggered:
1) Righteous Anger: “How dare you tell me to do things differently? Don’t you see what I’ve created so far? Don’t you see this is the ONLY way? People really rely on me. I have bills to pay. I know what I’m doing.” … Read More about might not be you
September 19, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
I’m excited to share with you my latest ACTIVATION VIDEO about Connecting To Love! It’s short, but POWERFUL. You can find it—and more—on my YouTube Channel. Just click below to watch the video:
I’ve created these videos because as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur (HSE) you are literally coded to be a successful coach, healing practitioner, or creative entrepreneur. Everything the world needs right now.
And, yet, because of the tendency for HSEs to lean toward our Shadows rather than our Strengths we need to constantly be engaging in the Core Practice of shifting our perceptions about who we are and what we are capable of creating. According to A Course In Miracles, this IS the definition of a miracle.
That’s what this ACTIVATION VIDEO is designed to actualize for you, a Business Miracle.
Here are some other activations you’ll find waiting for you, too: … Read More about Connect To Love
September 14, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
As Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (HSEs) we can tend to take a lot the world throws our way quite personally (especially when we are in our Shadows rather than our Strengths).
Years and years of built-up annoyance of all the loud concerts, crazy football games or crowded bars we have forced ourselves to go to just builds up and turns us into this prickly pear that breaks the minute our sensitive self is touched (or otherwise known as triggered).
And then the annoyance, that hurt, disappointment comes out at the most inappropriate times…
Like, say, during a selling conversation.
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September 12, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
This is A Course in Business Miracles, episode number 39, What It Means To Be A Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur, part 2 of 2. In the final episode of this two-part series, we will continue to address the emotional side of being a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur and the ways you can best manage this aspect of your highly sensitive nature.
We are very comfortable in the upper chakras, so most of us try to heal the wounds of the lower chakras through the upper chakras.” – Heather Dominick
- The lasting effects of growing up with those who don’t understand highly sensitive people
- What fundamental mistake Highly Sensitives tend to make with their self-care
- Why we may not give our lower chakras the attention they need
- How your HSE shadows can work against you and damage the trust you have in yourself
- The primary ways your highly sensitive nature can work against you
We’re looking to be balanced, to be in full force, and the irony is as you give attention to those lower chakras, they become even more dynamic.” – Heather Dominick
September 07, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
Something I’ve been teaching for quite a while is that being in business is not linear. It doesn’t fit on a timeline. You don’t get to graduate and be “all done”. There is no Master’s Degree and not even a PhD.
Instead, being in business is an alive, organic, cyclical, beating heart, breathing ball of fire (some days) while also being a wet, dripping mess (other days).
I know for centuries men (because they were men) tried to graph it, chart it and boardroom it and control it and they’ve done a good job of making business submissive and produce what they want – sort of.
And yet it’s still wild.
Because life is.
And human beings are.
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August 31, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
Fear is never the best force to drive your business…
Fear of what you’ll lose.
Fear of who you’ll have to be.
Fear of what others will say or think.
Fear of you’ll disappoint.
Fear of whether you’re doing it right or wrong.
Fear there won’t be enough.
Fear that YOU are not enough.
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August 29, 2018 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
This is A Course In Business Miracles episode 38, What It Means To Be A Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur (HSE), Part 1 of 2. In the next two episodes, I will address the emotional side of being a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur, and how a core practice, such as setting intentions, will support you.
Listen in to learn the benefits for Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs in owning their own business, and the importance of setting intentions and waiting for your path to reveal itself.
The thing about intentions is that it literally creates a focus of thought.” – Heather Dominick
- Why it is important to set both an inner and an outer intention
- The reason why setting intentions is not all you have to do
- How to listen to the plans that come to you, instead of making plans yourself
- Why the royal advisor class that HSE’s provide is necessary for society
- The importance of self-care being an Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur
- Why running a business is very good for HSE’s in multiple ways
To perform our role well, we have to feel very good about ourselves.” – Heather Dominick