You know the feeling. You're all ramped up and excited to implement changes. You have a list of notes and ideas and you're ready to take on the world!
And then real life happens.
How do you stay motivated when the dishes are piled up, you can't find clean underwear, the emails are screaming at you, and Lord have mercy the tax bill arrived?!?
Let's be honest. We don't live life in a bubble. When we get back on that plane and arrive at home, real life slaps us in the face with a fury.
But there is hope.
Here's my challenge to you: Pick 1 hour per week and get OUT of the house and OUT of the office. Revisit your notes and To Do list. Pick ONE item to work on. Now pick another item to START (make that phone call, send that email, or just get the ball rolling). What's ONE thing you can quickly accomplish and check off? The sense of accomplishment will fuel you with more energy to tackle the next thing.
Can you keep this appointment with yourself EVERY week?
Can you schedule it in your calendar?
Your ability to schedule this time to work ON your schedule and block out the rest of the world will determine the success of your business.
Yes, I know that there are fires to be put out. People to hire. People to train. Emails to answer.
But they can ALL wait for 1 hour so you can actually move the whole organization forward.
After all, if YOU don't make this business grow, there won't BE a business, right?
So tell yourself that this is 100% essential. Make that appointment. Make it "recurring" on your calendar and do NOT let anything push it to the side.
You can do this.
I believe in you!
About the Author
Hi, I'm Jen Hickle!