Immutable Laws: What they are, how to create them, and why they are essential for your quilt shop
Updated: Dec 23, 2022
What do you do when you're feeling stuck? How do you celebrate the progress you've made in business and the good you are doing in the world?
We all know that when you have these feelings, you can't move forward in your business. And no one has time for that!
When the feelings of inadequacy and stuckness come, I review my immutable laws. I make sure that what I'm doing right now is in alignment.
Immutable laws are your ethics, core values, and self-assigned laws ... all wrapped into one big bundle! These are the rules that I've defined for myself, often subconsciously. They are the rules that define right and wrong, what's acceptable, what makes you happy, and what doesn't. They are the way you live your life and, for most people, they hardly ever change.
Immutable laws can trigger a kind of nagging voice in your head. When something goes against them or when you break those laws, you feel uneasy and uncomfortable. They also give us that reassuring pat on the back and the warm, fuzzy feeling when we do something in alignment with these self-designed laws. And best of all, they help keep us on track and guide our souls in business.
But to really leverage the power of your immutable laws, you've got to make them part of your daily conscious thought. You need to start recognizing what they are.
Paying attention to your emotions
You start by paying attention to your emotions. With every event in life, you feel an emotion. Notice when you are feeling anger, frustration, or stress. Then think about the immutable law that has been broken.
The same thing when you are feeling good, happy, or even giddy. What immutable law were you following that made you feel those positive emotions?
Transform emotions into words
The next thing is to transform those emotions into words. You want to identify what those immutable laws and core values are. These must show up in every area of your business and life. If they don't, then you are probably out of alignment.
My immutable laws are own up, integrity, profit, proactive communication, and investigation. For each of these laws, I have written a sentence that expands upon each one and gives them a sort of personal definition. You can view these on my website.
You'll want to have 3-5 of these immutable laws. Keep them as concise and precise as you can. Write them down and review them daily. You'll start to notice how this small action keeps you on track.
Share them with everyone!
After defining your immutable laws, you'll want to share them with your employees, team members, customers, etc. You'll want to apply them to your hiring process and onboarding processes too.
When you are crystal clear about your immutable laws, they will start to attract your ideal clients to your business who share the same values.
Your immutable laws will become the lifeblood of your business and your vision. They will keep you going during the challenging moments.