Break the Productivity Myth and Attract Clients Naturally

In the relentless pursuit of business success, many heart-centered, ambitious women find themselves caught in an endless cycle of overwork and exhaustion. The root cause of this overdrive often stems from deeper issues that aren’t addressed by simply working more hours or implementing better strategies.

Instead of just working harder, I’ve discovered through working with clients for many years that true productivity can only be achieved through inner alignment and connection to our deepest core. It’s not about putting in more hours or that next business strategy you’re going to implement. Give yourself time to heal to grow your business the right way.

Understanding the Real Barriers to Productivity

The first misconception many business owners encounter is the notion that they need to push harder and work longer hours. It’s also not always about better business strategies. Many entrepreneurs have implemented all the strategies but are still not seeing the results they desire. This belief stems from a misunderstanding of what true productivity really means. True productivity is about effectiveness, not just efficiency. It’s about making sure that your actions are aligned with your true values. Especially as a woman, you want to stay relaxed and open so you can access your creative flow.

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The Fight or Flight Cycle

Many women I work with are in a constant state of fight or flight. This manifests as a cycle of one step forward and two steps back. This is a clear symptom of a misaligned approach to work. More effort and overthinking do not lead to better results. This perpetual high-stress mode clouds clear vision, aligned action, and diminishes the capacity to take on more clients. High-stress mode is often a trauma response, and unless we look deeper and heal the root issue of this fight or flight behavior—representing a misalignment with our own core—we won’t be able to create the sustainable success we are looking for. Especially as we start seeing more success, we need to ensure we can sustain it.

“It’s not the hours you put in, but how you stay truly aligned that counts.”

Understanding and Addressing Deep-Seated Issues

The word “trauma” can be strong for many women, and most are not aware that they have experienced some form of it. Trauma doesn’t only refer to severe or life-threatening events; it can also include subtle and less obvious experiences. Childhood, birth, and ancestral challenges can all leave lasting imprints on our subconscious, affecting our daily lives and business performance. For example, feeling constantly stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck in certain patterns can be signs of unresolved issues. Recognizing and addressing these underlying issues is crucial for healing and moving forward.

Inner Alignment and Energy Work

The most effective way to break this cycle is to focus on inner alignment and energy work. By addressing and releasing unresolved past experiences, whether they be from childhood, birth, or ancestral origins, we can reconnect with ourselves and enter a natural state of flow. This deep inner work is crucial for getting back into a state of connectedness. When inner blocks are resolved, flow happens naturally, and our actions become aligned and effortless.

Feminine embodiment involves practices such as sensual movement, dance, and deep breathing exercises that focus on engaging the lower body, particularly the belly and hips. This approach helps release tension and bring you back to your creative center. On my website, I offer a simple five-minute feminine embodiment practice you can download. Go to the link and click on the pink box, that says “watch now”. This practice encourages you to get out of your head, stop overthinking, and harness your energy more effectively.

The Power of Easing the Nervous System through Feminine Embodiment

One of the most effective ways to break this cycle is to learn how to manage the nervous system’s response to stress through feminine embodiment practices. These practices help shift from overthinking mode into a state of creative flow by reconnecting with the body and accessing deeper layers of intuition and self-awareness.

A Gentle Morning Practice to Start the Day

Starting your day with a gentle morning practice can set a positive tone for the entire day. When we begin from a place of relaxation and inspiration, we can harness our true potential. Here’s a simple practice to help you drop into your body, nourish yourself, and feel relaxed and inspired:

  1. Gentle Awakening: Upon waking, take a few moments to stretch in bed. Extend your arms and legs, gently twist your torso, and take a few deep breaths. This gentle movement helps to wake up your body slowly and mindfully.
  2. Mindful Breathing: Sit comfortably on your bed or a cushion. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Focus on the rise and fall of your belly, allowing your mind to clear and your body to relax.
  3. Sensual Movement: Stand up and engage in a few minutes of free-form movement or dance. Play some soft music and allow your body to move intuitively. Focus on your hips and belly, letting them guide your movements. This helps to awaken your creative energy and connect you with your body.
  4. Grounding Ritual: Stand with your feet firmly planted on the ground. Imagine roots growing from your feet deep into the earth. Feel the connection and stability. This grounding exercise helps to center you and prepare you for the day ahead.
  5. Intention Setting: Take a moment to set a positive intention for the day. Place your hands on your heart and silently state your intention. It could be something like, “I move through my day with ease and creativity” or “I am open to new opportunities and joy.”
  6. Nourishing Breakfast: Prepare a healthy and nourishing breakfast. As you eat, do so mindfully. Focus on the taste, texture, and aroma of your food. Eating mindfully helps to ground you and provides the energy needed for a productive day.

“Good things can only come out of us from a relaxed place.”

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As we work on inner alignment through practices such as feminine embodiment and mindful morning rituals, it’s equally important to create an external environment that supports our energetic balance. The energy in our workspace can significantly influence our productivity, creativity, and overall sense of well-being.

This is where Alpha Chi Feng Shui comes into play. It goes beyond traditional Feng Shui by focusing on space healing to create a calm, peaceful, and productive environment. Rather than merely adjusting the positioning of furniture or color schemes, Alpha Chi Feng Shui is about aligning the energy within your space to support your goals and personal growth.

By harmonizing the energy in your environment, I help women like you achieve their big income goals faster and with greater ease and harmony. This creates a strong container for personal and business growth, turning your workspace into a sanctuary that boosts your energy and creativity.

Combining both internal and external energy alignment provides the best results. Here are some practical steps to align your environment and energy with your business goals:

  • Daily rituals to set intentions: Start your day with a clear focus on what you wish to achieve, directing your energy positively.
  • Regular breaks for feminine embodiment: Practices such as feminine embodiment, yoga, and mindful breathing can help you reconnect with your body and maintain consistent energy levels throughout the day​ .
  • Vision boards and goal setting: Create visual representations of your goals and values. Place them where you can see them daily to remind you of your alignment and purpose.
  • Focused reflection sessions: Spend dedicated time reflecting on your progress, celebrating wins, and adjusting your actions to stay aligned with your goals. This can involve journaling, meditation, or discussing your progress with a mentor or coach.

Conclusion: From Overwhelm to being in your Natural flow

Transforming your approach to work from one of constant hustle to one of strategic alignment and energetic harmony can turn your business into a true sanctuary of productivity. This holistic approach not only increases your effectiveness but also enhances your well-being and the overall quality of your life.

If you’re ready to stop the cycle of busyness and start being truly productive, consider diving deeper into personalizing these strategies through tailored sessions that focus on your unique challenges and goals, or join one of my Wild Woman Circles® to practice feminine embodiment. Remember, true productivity comes not from filling every minute with work, but from ensuring that each minute is aligned with your deepest goals and values.

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Maris Severance

It took me almost 20 years of intense study, sweat, tears and personal transformation to shift the disconnect I was experiencing in my relationship with my husband.

Today I help successful, intuitive women who struggle with their relationship, often having to bridge the gap between kids and business, establish a deeply nourishing relationship both – with themselves and with their partner.


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