QUEENtrepreneurs: MIND YOUR (COMPASSION AND) BUSINESS
“If you want to be a rebel, be kind.” - Pancho Ramos Stierle
All queens are QUEENtrepreneurs. We have business to take care of— whether it is a business of our own, responsibilities at work, home, school— anything. We know you are hustling and doing your thing. You have places to go, people to see, and responsibilities that need your queenly attention. Keep going. ✊🏻
Sometimes with “burn out” or being over worked, we can get caught up in the motions and tend to “detach” or separate ourselves from the present. With the contribution of feeling overwhelmed, such detachment may occur while in our job positions, home or family life, school, or hanging with our queenly girlfriends. No doubt, we are queens— but we are human. Sometimes we need to take a step back and check in with ourselves. This includes reintroducing compassion into our personal and professional lives, and also to ourselves.
WHAT IS COMPASSION?
Compassion is a genuine sympathy for hardship or suffering other people are experiencing, and a desire to ease that pain through action.
FIVE WAYS YOU CAN SHOW COMPASSION
1. BE COMPASSIONATE WITH YOURSELF: You must be compassionate with yourself before you can be compassionate with others. Pat yourself on the back for your successes (no matter how small) and forgive yourself for your mistakes. Focus on your good qualities and strengths, don't dwell on your weaknesses. When you can show yourself. It takes practice, but you can do it. I have faith in you!
2. USE VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL LANGUAGE: Make eye contact, turn your body toward the other person speaking, and listen quietly. The other person will feel your interest and you both feel a greater connection. You can also verbally convey your interest by paraphrasing what the other speaker is saying which show you are listening and giving prompts for the other person to keep sharing.
3. ENCOURAGE OTHERS: One of the best ways to show someone who is feeling down or stuck is to provide some encouraging words. Highlight some of their strengths and talents, or express your belief in them and their abilities. Offer support and comfort. Let them know you’ll be there for them even in the toughest times.
4. BE KIND: Give your kindness away without expectation of receiving anything back. Kindness is contagious, and your kindness can spread in ways you’d never expect. The person you are being kind to benefits from your help, and you'll feel good for having helped someone. Leave someone an anonymous note, or give a stranger a compliment. Pay for the drink of the person behind you in line at the coffee shop, or drop off cookies to someone who is having a hard day. The little things can go a long way and make all the difference for someone else.
5. SMILE: Even a smile can change someone's day. It can also change yours. The act of smiling also "tells the brain" that you are happy and present in the moment. Showing this nonverbal expression pairs ever so nicely with practicing compassion and helping others.
COMPASSION AND BUSINESS, IS B U S I N E S S
'Mind' your business by embedding compassion into everything you do.
Contrary to popular belief, compassion is not a weakness but a superpower strength that should be encouraged and celebrated in all areas of life: personally and professionally.
Compassion is the driving force of positive change and growth. It is the cornerstone to human and societal perseverance, success, and well being. It’s time to mesh compassion and business together in a way we have never seen before. Make compassion your business and way of life.
TRUST THE JOURNEY
Practice compassion and shine bright. Just like our TRUST THE JOURNEY CANDLE that you gotta try!
Trust your journey and keep conquering the world, Queen