You don’t have to control your business at all times. Surrender to a higher power.

As business owners, we think we should constantly be in the driver’s seat. But we don’t have to be. We can step back and ask for guidance. And we often should.

Polaroid style photo taped on to a textured pink background. Photo has Susmitha, Indian lady with short hair in a flowy, pink polka dotted dress and blue sport shoes. She’s leaning against a cute antique car and laughing expressively at the camera. Text under the photo: You don’t have to control your business at all times. Surrender to a higher power.

“That’s it! I’m done stressing out,” I exclaim, “if you want to survive, you attract your own customers.” 😡

It was a low business day. We opened the place for dinner, ready to welcome the evening crowd, but all we got was… crickets! 🦗 🦗 🦗

My exclamation about attracting customers was directed at the restaurant.

I always considered Carrots an entity, with an energy of its own. I’d forget this often and think I was the one who had to *make* things happen. But occasionally when stuff got difficult, I’d step back and just allow the energy to do things its way.

That evening, soon after I let go of control and frustration, a couple breezed in for dinner. Coincidence? Here’s the conversation we had…

Me: So how did you get to know about us?
Lady: We’d seen your place before and had thought of visiting, but hadn’t got a chance.
Me: 😊 I see. *nodding*
Lady: Just now we were driving by and our car broke down on the street next to your building. So we came up to grab something to eat while we wait for the mechanic.
Me: Haha I’m glad you got a chance to visit us.
Me on the Inside: 😮😲😱

Cue spooky music? 😂

“The simple intention to surrender control is all you need to experience miracles.”

Gabby Bernstein

The Universe has a sense of humour. ☺️ But there’s also an undeniable magic to surrendering. Surrendering isn’t to give up and not do anything. It’s to let go and trust a higher power to guide you.

As business owners, we think we should constantly be in the driver’s seat. But we don’t have to be. We can step back and ask for guidance. And we often should.

The next time you feel cornered or uninspired or just plain clueless, instead of pushing yourself to figure it all out, try this.

🧘🏻‍♀️Place your hands on your heart, take a deep breath and release. Call to your Higher Self (Goddess/Universe/Angel… whatever) and say, “I surrender all control to you. I don’t know what to do. Show me the way and I’ll humbly follow.” 🙏🏽

Do this with love, faith, and gratitude. Then let yourself go into auto mode. Signs and messages will arrive. Take actions based on them (without overthinking it), and run your business with ease and joy. ☺️♥️

This article was written by Susmitha Veganosaurus

Susmitha Veganosaurus is a light worker, holistic business coach, vegan chef, joyful vegan transition coach, podcaster, meditation guide, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. She helps people make happiness, fun and self-love their highest priority through her podcast (The Feel Good Factor), workshops, courses, talks and online coaching programs. She’s passionate about teaching people to lead frictionless, fulfilling vegan lives. And she mentors conscious women entrepreneurs, helping them grow their business with a focus on self-care and a mindset of abundance. Note: Susmitha is pronounced “sus-me-tha” (and not “sush-me-tha”).