A Recap on My Human Design Reading: How to Design a Profitable Business By Working in Harmony with Yourself.

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I recently received a Human Design reading because I was struggling with making decisions in my business. It was liberating in ALL the ways I hoped it would be.

My challenges before the reading were:

Why can’t I stick to my promotional schedule? Why do I always move things around at the last minute? What’s wrong with me that I can’t plan my year (or more) in advance and stick to it? Will I ever be able to scale, or will I continue to work on a moment by moment, quarter by quarter basis.

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How can I design my business to be highly profitable, even though I’m super introverted? Like, I just can’t be on the phone TOO much, or on FB Live or IG stories all the time, because honestly I prefer to be alone and half naked in my yard with a journal and a pen.

How can I design the year so that I have plenty of time to write without disruption — time in which I don’t need to show up live to actively promote anything, without seeing a dip in my income (and ideally seeing it rise, consistently)?

I wanted to know: where am I contorting? Where am I out of harmony with my essence and myself? Where can I realign so that this business truly honors me, and my energy, my ideas, and my mission (which is ironically, financial education + liberation for women).

To be completely honest, I also really wanted to know if I was ON THE RIGHT PATH. I mean, do we ever really know if we’re on the right path? Every step of the way there are a multitude of choices and decisions to make. And to move forward, we have to keep making them. How do I know I’m making the best ones?

So, in enters my sister Jordan, who suggests I see her friend Pilar Lesko, for a Human Design reading. I booked my spot in Pilar’s calendar and excitedly awaited my appointment.

When we began the call, Pilar let me know how much the work I do (The Permission to Prosper work) had positively influenced her, and helped her start charging more for her readings. Wooo!

Then, she opened the call.

I sat back and listened deeply for 90 minutes. She hardly stopped speaking. She did check in on me intuitively, but the reading was really a stream of information coming through her, while I stayed receptive, took notes, and drew pictures in my journal to help me remember things.

A thousand realizations occured, but in relation to running a business in alignment with my essence and Human Design type (I’m a generator), here’s what was affirmed:

+ Some of us are NOT supposed to have five year plans. For some of us (me!), a five year plan feels like forcing. Some business experts would say, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there” to which I smile, nod, and pretend I have a clue where this is all going.

+ I actually don’t need to make things happen (initiate things). I need to sit back and allow things to happen, and respond to them based on feeling. I also need to give myself ample time to decide. Side note: Manifestors can successfully initiate, generators (and manifesting generators) are better off waiting to respond, projectors are designed to wait for an invitation, and reflectors must wait longer than all the other types to make decisions.

+ The business experts out there, with models that are working for them, might not actually run a model that works for you. OMGosh. I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars to study with various business experts. Publicity experts. A multi-six-figure business coach. Online business experts. Marketing + strategy experts. Events. Programs. You name it. And, I’ve emulated models that might be profitable for me, but won’t feel GOOD on me, in the long term.

+ My authority type in Human Design is emotional authority, which means that my emotions determine how I make decisions. This means, I make decisions that are not logical, they are based on feeling. I gotta say, those of you out there who have emotional authority, and are entrepreneurs, will be challenged. Sometimes as an entrepreneur, making last minute changes to your plans, based on your feelings, can throw your team off, or your calendar off. For me, I realized I need to be way more devoted to my morning practice that grounds me. I also realized I needed to inform my team that moving things around and making these feeling-based decisions, is MY BEST WAY.

+ There is NO ONE RIGHT WAY. You can design your business, and your business model, the way you want to. Don’t want to take 1:1’s? Don’t. Don’t want to launch more than once a year? Don’t. Don’t want to launch at all? Don’t. You can go the evergreen route. There are so many ways to do this.

+ I have A LOT of energy for what I love. I like to work. It’s how I roll. I check things off the list and I keep going. And, I was SHAMING myself for this, because my good friend is a projector and isn’t really designed to work like me. I thought things like: I’m a total product of the patriarchy. I should rest more. I should probably not want to work. I should slow down, etc. Turns out, all the ‘shoulds’ were not serving me. I’m supposed to roll like this. How. Liberating. I can just be myself. I can work in harmony with this natural desire to burn energy, and make sh*t happen.

Now, Human Design is complex. And by now, you’re probably wondering what your Design type is (if you don’t already know). If you know your type, you’re probably wondering how you can work more in harmony with your essence, make great decisions, make the most of your energy, and access your unique strengths, as you design a business that FEELS GOOD to you.

The great news?

A special collaboration with Pilar Lesko is HERE, and it’s going to help you design a business that you Love and feel nourished by, and not one you want to secretly burn to the ground.

It’s called the Human Design Your Business Group Reading + Coaching Session and you can find all the details about it here: https://www.jillian-anderson.com/human-design-business/

If you’re just getting started, it’s going to save you time, energy, and money. You’ll learn what you need to about your specific type, AND the business model/marketing strategies, that would work really well for you.

Get all the Details + Reserve Your Seat in Human Design Your Business Here!

Thanks for reading + talk soon!

Big Love,

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Disclaimer: I am NOT a human design expert, nor do I claim to be. Also: the above realizations were specific to various elements of my personal chart, and may not apply to you.


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5 Ways Value Yourself More (The Easy Way to Take Your Business + Life to the Next Level).

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Hi Beautiful,

I've been writing about ways you can shift into an awesome relationship with money because I'm ready to watch soul-centered women thrive. I believe your deep fulfillment is medicine for the planet. 

You can start from where you are right now. It doesn’t require any money to change your beliefs and patterns. Valuing yourself more is an inside job and there's no downside to taking 100% responsibility for your life and the way you live it.

You + your TIME are valuable. Start treating your time as precious currency, and watch the huge shifts that arise in your life as a result.

Here are a five tips for valuing yourself and your time more. These tips, while some are more direct than others, will translate into more fulfillment + cash flow. 

1. Say NO to the things that don’t excite you and don't turn you on. Say NO to obligations and invitations that don’t feel aligned. Say NO even when it makes you and the other person uncomfortable, and when it might disappoint the other person involved. You don’t need the other people to like you, when you deeply love yourself. 

2. Raise your rates. How much is your time worth to you? Get over the fear of what your clients or customers will think. If you’re not in a position to raise your own rates, negotiate a raise or that ideal schedule that you’ve been envisioning. It’s interesting to note that men will much more readily negotiate a raise, while women will wait until they’re ‘perfect’ or know as much as possible. You’re enough right now, go get it. 

3. Be discerning about the company you keep. If you have friends that complain about money, try to steer the conversation into positive money talk. If you can’t do this easily, it’s time to reevaluate who you spend time with. (I know this sounds bitchy — but it’s so healing).

Intend to be surrounded by conscious people who love money — people who are changing the planet, by changing themselves. If you don’t know any of those people personally, it’s time to set an intention to connect with them, and make the necessary space to do so. While I’m not suggesting you end long standing relationships, if they serve you, I am suggesting that you become more discerning about who you spend your time and energy with. 

4. Up your Self-care game. If you’re the woman who puts herself last, and takes care of everyone else first, this is for you. It’s time for you to have that monthly massage, no exceptions. Or maybe you’d like to have a bi-weekly massage, instead? Who wouldn’t? Go for acupuncture. Put your exercise into the calendar. Buy the best quality food. Commit to it. Go hiking solo. Even if it doesn't feel possible to up your self-care game, make a plan to do so. “When you commit, God delivers.” The Universe will align to your decisions and is waiting on you to make those decisions for yourself now. 

5. Forgive Yourself + Others. At the end of each day, forgive yourself for what you did or didn’t do ‘right’. Take a shower and wash it all down the drain. You are a child of God, no less and no more than any other Soul on this planet. You are worthy, just as each and every person is worthy, of total love, harmony, abundance, and bliss. It’s your birthright to feel deeply fulfilled and adored. Treat yourself with this kind of respect, all day, every day. 

Let Me Know in the Comments Below: Is it hard for you to put yourself first? Is it hard for you to say NO to things that don't excite you? What are your biggest challenges with money right now, and how have you been working through them?

Big Love,

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How to Restore Balance to Your Creative Process through the Intelligence of Your Female Body

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Birthing your creations into the world requires balance. You live within the dance of duality, where there exists opposing forces: dark and light, water and fire, stillness and action. These inter-playing forces operate, on the deepest level, within you. 

Your body, down to the core, contains the intelligence to both give and receive energy. Your masculine and feminine sides must work in harmony to bring your creations into this world. 

The masculine energy is structured, disciplined, action-oriented, and correlates to right side of your body. The feminine is the energy of receptivity, fluidity, stillness, and correlates to the left side of your body.

These energetic forces exist within your core, specifically your pelvis, which is the seat of your creativity, individuality, and sexuality.

To restore the balance to your creative flow you must first become aware of the interplay of these energies within your body during your day-to-day experience.

Example: pushing forward on a project when you feel depleted means you’re in hyper-masculine mode and would benefit from a day of lounging with no agenda what-so-ever. 

Another example: Having dreams and ideas while not creating the structure, discipline, and action plan, means your feminine side is outweighing your masculine. 

The first step to discovering what you need is developing awareness. Observe yourself for twenty one days. Is it hard for you to sit still? Is it hard for you to make a plan and act? Observe your patterns and record them.

Then, make adjustments. If you need to get structured, break out a piece of paper and write the plan. If you need time to do nothing, schedule it.

If you want to go really deep with this, go visceral.

By visceral, I mean re-establish balance by getting deep into the tissue of your body through activities like sensual movement and dance, starting a jade egg practice, or yoga specifically for this hips and pelvis. 

This is not an intellectual undertaking. It is an emotional and physical practice. 

The keys to creative balance are within the divine-design of your female body. 

Love & Balance to You,

Jillian Xx

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