Two weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to learn, laugh and heal with my sisters in success (and the brothers who love us) from across the U.S at Dr. Venus’s Black Women Millionaire Live Retreat in Las Vegas.

Let me first start off by saying how powerful this experience was for me. I was in the company of millionaires, millionaires in the making and women ready to learn what it would take to reach the million dollar mark.

I immediately felt a heart connection with so many of the ladies in attendance and the bond we created throughout the event is something I will take with me as I grow my own tribe of millennial women, hungry for success and ready to create a business & life on their own terms!

My mind and heart were ready to take it to the next level. But it’s my energy that required some work. Before working with Dr. V, I thought building a business required three things: a plan, a market and money.

And for the most part, I was right.

However building a million dollar business (or successful business if a million isn’t your thing) is going to require much more – especially as a black women. It’s going to require that I make the energetic shifts necessary to let business success in.

Now what do I mean by “energetic shifts”.

Well let’s talk about it.

As a black woman, I know that my relationship to money has a deep historical context. One rooted in the history of hurt, pain that was experiences by the black women who came before us and being the economic access to other people’s wealth.

And if our relationship to that which is required to build a business is messed up, then in essence, so is our business from an energetic standpoint. It takes coming to terms with that hurt and pain, acknowledging the ways it has impacted your life and being committed to create a new path rooted in our strength and resilience.

Making the energetic space is going to require that you get real with yourself about what you’ve been telling yourself about business and making money.

What we say to ourselves (even if no one hears us) has so much power when it comes to the energy we give off into the world. It sets the tone for how we relate to our business, our money and ourselves.

It’s also going to require that we start the process of replacing those limiting thoughts with intentional purpose driven action.

Building your business is going to require that you make room, even before you see a need. It’s a faith walk that’s going to require that you release any beliefs you previously held and make the space to follow through on new thoughts with action.

So if you’ve been waiting for something to change in order for your business to be successful, take the case that it’s you that needs to “do” first in order for the change to manifest.

My challenge for you this week:

Think about the relationship you have to your business and money. What have you been holding onto (both physically and energetically) that you need to release in order to make the space for your business to thrive? Write it down and start the journey to your profound growth and success!

What have you been holding onto energetically that needs to go for you to grow? Write your comments below!