Embracing Your Inner Kiddo: A Practice of Healing and Business Growth

Nicole Lewis-Keeber
3 min readAug 7, 2023

Hey there, friends! Today, I’ve got something really important to share with you, and it’s all about embracing your inner kiddo. You know, that part of you that sometimes feels a little vulnerable and needs some extra care. Turns out, this inner kiddo is crucial not just for healing but also for the growth of your business. Let’s dive in!

First things first, rescuing your inner kiddo is not a one-time deal — it’s a journey. And guess what? That’s totally okay! The more you practice this, the easier and more natural it becomes. So don’t be hard on yourself; it’s all about making space for that tender part of you to be a part of your growth without feeling burdened or ashamed.

Now, building a relationship with your inner child is key. Be a compassionate and non-judgmental listener to both yourself and that little kiddo inside you. Embrace them fully, acknowledge their presence, and let them know they’re not alone. Sometimes, they might need to take a break while you handle business stuff, and that’s alright. Other times, they’re just there to witness your growth, and that’s enough.

Oh, and by the way, there’s no magical point where we find ourselves, being completely healed and problem-free. But here’s the good news: the magic happens when you develop a deeper and more trusting relationship with yourself and your inner child. And that’s a game-changer for your business too! Your business can actually become a platform for healing in your life, and it genuinely wants to be that for you.

You can keep your pain from being the barrier that keeps you from creating something powerful and profitable. Think about it — many of our relationships, including the ones that bring abundance, have roots in shared experiences, even the painful ones. These experiences help us grow and build resilience, and that’s where the abundance comes in. So, why not use your business as an arena for resilience and healing?

When I talk about having an emotional sustainability plan for your business, I mean incorporating this concept. Understand how your pain informs your business desires. Be aware of hidden pain triggers and treat yourself with compassion when you spot those patterns. And remember, your inner child will be a part of your business journey always — acknowledge and nurture that relationship.

One of my clients described this process so beautifully. They said it’s like being underwater sometimes, but with resilience, they can resurface quicker and without panic. It’s such a spot-on analogy for inner kiddo rescue — it’s a vital part of your healing practice, whether you’re in a pool or a boardroom!

So, my friends, I encourage you to embrace your inner kiddo, make peace with your pain, and let your business be a catalyst for your healing journey. Your business can be a sanctuary for both personal and financial growth, and it’s time to build that unshakeable bond between your adult self and your inner child. Trust me, this practice will not only transform your life but also make your business soar to new heights.

Alrighty, that’s all for now. Keep rescuing those inner kiddos, and let your business be a force for healing and resilience. Until next time, stay strong and stay true to yourself!

Check out my free masterclass The Trauma & Entrepreneurship Connection to learn more about this concept. You can sign up here.

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Nicole Lewis-Keeber

Nicole Lewis-Keeber MSW LCSW is a business therapist and speaker helping entrepreneurs to create & nurture healthy relationships with their business.