Do you need to take some tasks OFF your to do list?
There’s been some interesting conversations in my networking circles this week. Many of them have been around the notion of striving for results, as opposed to allowing and gently manifesting.
I’ve been pondering how easy it is to get caught up in busy activities. A bit like a butterfly in a bottle!
How would you feel if you could do less, and achieve more, so that instead of busy you could be productive and leave room for what makes your life meaningful. Family. Love. Contribution.
We often think that by doing more we will get better results.
But that can get overwhelming, right?
As a business owner who inspires others, most of us have a vision to help and heal. We may do this through education, consultations, healing sessions, products and programs.
But, all too often we cram way to much into our day, try to promote too many things at one time, which ends up in confusion for our clients, and overwhelm for us!
This is not the way to grow your business and maintain your sanity at the same time.
So, how can you do this?
Determine your outcomes first
Your outcomes may be long term, such as buying a house or retiring, medium term like a family holiday, or opening more locations for your business, or short term such as selling your program, a workshop or securing a certain number of clients.
Your outcomes may be financial, or altruistic.
I prefer to work with short, medium and long term goals. They can adjust as my priorities change. But it helps keep me on track.
Whichever it is, write these down, add them to your vision board, or note them on your whiteboard!
Decide what’s required to get there
Don’t just jump on Facebook and hope for the best. Don’t do things just because everyone body else is! Think about what you are doing and why. You can still enjoy the journey, be authentic and heartfelt. Being a little strategic doesn’t cancel those things out. It just allows you to be purposeful.
Wouldn’t you prefer to live your life and grow your business – on purpose?
Take the first step
If your goal is to get 10 people for your workshop, start with the first step towards that end. It may be to increase awareness of the topic. To do this you could write a blog or share a video. Be careful not to sell too soon. Build trust first. Other tasks could be set up an event page on your website and Facebook. Invite people you think would like to be there (don’t spam indiscriminately). Follow up. If you have been struggling to fill your events, this article will help you.
Shorten your daily to-do list
Remove the endless business. Choose 3 things that will move you toward your outcome. Those 3 things will get done, and still leave time for rest, recreation, friends and family.
I start my week with 3 main objectives. Each day I choose 3 tasks. I feel into it each morning, so I choose tasks that fit with my energy levels and daily demands, but still move me forward.
Get help if you need it
Don’t be afraid to ask for help – if you are resisting a phase on your list because it seems difficult, ask for help from someone who has already experienced it. Most people are more than happy to share their experience of how they have overcome any initial difficulties. (Remember Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb.) Having a mentor can be truly inspiring.
How I stay on track
I use a tool called www.simpleology.com. It gives me a dreamcatcher to store my ideas, somewhere to braindump daily, and a place to set my short, medium and long-term projects. This tool changed my life when I first began using it in 2010. Their motto is “double your free time by simplifying your life”. That’s my kind of motto!! Simplicity is my key driver.
If you love rituals, you’ll love Simpleology!!
Seek out like-minded people
Spend time with others who have similar interests to you and share your ideas, successes, and failures. They will encourage, applaud and inspire as you walk alongside them.
Most importantly get started! It is only once an action is added to the dream that it can truly become a reality.Join the Healthy Marketing Facebook Group and hang out with like-minded people!