“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Welcome to part 4 of the Golden Vessel Business Challenge for January! (See links at the end of this post for Intro and Parts 1-3).   

Each of our businesses is like a GOLDEN VESSEL that needs to remain sea-worthy. Our challenge this week is to identify and plug the ENERGY drains in our business. 

If you had to pay a comprehensive “energy bill” for your business this month, how expensive would it be?  Are your processes, procedures, goals, and priorities energy-efficient, or are you constantly paying for rising “energy costs”??

Take the time TODAY to check for leaks!   Here are a few tips to get you started:

Inspection Tips:

  1. Notice when you are tired:  are you happily tired from being used well, or all worn out from being used?
  2. Notice what you are avoiding:  avoidance is like cold air always coming in poorly-sealed windows.  The energy cost goes sky-high unless you pay attention to the issue.
  3. Find your limiting beliefs: Are you letting doubts and negative self-talk create leaks in your confidence and focus?

What did you find?  Chances are we all have energy-drain areas we can improve on. 

Repair Suggestions:


    1. Know and honor your interests: Find ways to do more of the work you love and less of the work you don’t.
    2. Prioritize your own health: Without our health, our business will suffer.  Make the tasks of a healthy lifestyle a non-negotiable part of your DAILY To Do list.
    3. Invest in an energy infusion:  Re-energize yourself and your business with a women entrepreneur’s business retreat — like this one in San Diego Feb 16-18: Big Fish Nation Starfish Business Retreat !


What would it take to upgrade your business’ “energy rating”?   Let us know in a comment below so we can learn from each other!

Energy Conservation Toolkit:

  1. Sign up for our FREE energizing monthly newsletter (upper right corner of this page)
  2. My video introduction of the Golden Vessel Challenge
  3. Golden Vessel Challenge, part 1: It’s About Time!
  4. Golden Vessel Challenge, part 2: Who Is Running Your Ship?
  5. Golden Vessel Challenge, part 3: Financial Accountability

Step over to the Big Fish Nation facebook page to let us know how you’re doing with the Golden Vessel Challenge!