The last two years have really taken a toll on us as humans! Physically, we have had to battle a whole host of new challenges relating to viruses and a lack of physical activity. Mentally, we have had to juggle new ways of doing everyday life. And, as business owners and parents, we have had to help guide those who look up to us as we are figuring it out. There have been so many times in the past two years that it would have been so easy to give up. Throw in the towel! Just say, F*** It and move on!
But, we’re still here! For some, it may be just barely hanging on. But, we’re here! So, what makes the difference? Mindset! Training your mind to be strong, resilient and confident will keep you pushing through the day to day. And soon, you’ll see that you’re not just surviving, you are thriving!
- Drop the Self Doubt: Have you ever stopped to think about how everything we do requires energy? That means, hustling towards our dreams takes energy. Duh, we all know that! But, doubting ourselves takes energy too. In my opinion, it takes even more energy! Drop the habits that require you to spend your limited resource, energy, but don’t take you any further in your goals.
- Focus on your dreams: Many years ago, a good friend made a statement that has stuck with me to this day. “We move in the direction of our focus!”. The analogy given was that of riding a bike. When you look at the bush that you don’t want to run in to, you are more likely to veer in that direction and collide. However, if you look toward the opening next to it, which is your goal, you’re more likely to get out of the ride without landing in the bush. Keep your mind, and energy, focused on your past successes and future goals and you are more likely to move in that direction!
- Live Curiously: So much motivation comes from curiosity! To start, it’s exciting to seek out new opportunities and move in to the unknown. But, it also opens you up to potential opportunities that you wound’t have come across without your curiosity. For example, “what would it look like if I partnered with this other business owner to increase our product reach?” You may find out it wasn’t the best choice. Or, you may just stumble on to the next big opportunity for you and your business … just because of a little curiosity!
Living my best life, and encouraging other business owners to do the same really gets me excited! Through enhancing a website or streamlining a marketing plan, we are able to free up time for busy entrepreneurs. As all business owners know, we often get stuck in the day to day operations of our business and forget that we need to invest time in the overall strategy and growth of the business. Keep following the blog for more tips like these! I’d love to hear what you would add to this last as well! Just leave it in the comments and we can keep the conversation going.