Thinking like an entrepreneur can be tricky for those of us that have been “employees” our whole lives. We haven’t ever had to think any different than, “I get up, go to my job, they tell me what to do, and I get a paycheck”.
Entrepreneurship my friend is a completely different game, which means you need to THINK in a completely different way.
Be totally honest with yourself...
Q1. On a scale of 1 to 10 how do you feel about money?
1 = "it's a huge stress in my life"
10 = "it's only a matter of time until I'm Oprah rich!"
Q.2 On a scale of 1 to 10 how in control of your life do you feel right now?
1 = "I have no control"
10 = "I have full control over my life"
Q.3 On a scale of 1 to 10 how committed are you to growing a successful business?
1 = "I hope I can"
10 = "I'll die trying if I have to"
This concept of the level 10 you is a version of you who has everything that you say you want. It's a future version of you...
Why? Because busy means we can avoid fears and emotion and we stay in control or at least we think we do. Because giving up control, surrendering, or accepting that we are only responsible for the effort and not the outcome is f’ing scary!
As business owners we spend a lot of time thinking about the results we are going to get or the outcomes we want. How do we think we control that? With the effort we put in right?
So if that’s wrong, then what do we have control over, where do we want to be focusing our effort?
The actual outcomes and results….do not hang out here
Sure you can predict what the results will be, you can set goals, you can do your absolute best at all the tools and actions, but you cannot fully control the outcome.
Let me give you an example. Your...
Are you running your schedule? Or are you at the beck and call of everyone else?
If you're not setting boundaries around your availability, then that needs to change right now, friends!
It's time to take control of your life, your business, and your schedule by creating clear boundaries.
Here is how to unapologetically take control of your calendar now.
1. Create drop dead, line in the sand, working hours.
2. Purposefully choose days to work "on" your business and days to work "in" your business.
3. Do not create a schedule that makes you available ALL THE TIME
Ok, this does not mean "I work M-S 12am to 12pm" It does mean, choose reasonable working hours and stick to them. You will need to commit to this and it should be part of the vision for your business that you are living and breathing everyday. You're not going to miss out on anything, in fact your customers, clients, and vendors will appreciate...