“Good morning …so here’s something really special for you today.”
Ever get the feeling that the whole world is on a sales pitch?
As a self employed, multi-tasking ‘all things mastered’ professional of today I found myself asking (again) how do I really get the right ‘stuff’ – the real business, done?
Daily I’m bombarded with easy access outlets, offers of contribution and participation and the promise of an easy way to grow the business (heard that one before?)
It can be tough just completing the basics don’t you think?
It was until recently for me also.
I was bound up in the routine. Unaware that I was over-run by an ever-growing multitude of ‘habits’ that were forging my expectancy, testing the comfort zone.
Know the feeling?
Sure I made the choices to participate, although in today’s business I find all are driven to allocate certain times to chosen tasks that may not directly benefit us whilst enticing us to be all things to all channels, so to speak.
I do understand that for some in business this really has become the norm’. There is no time to ‘pencil in’ (remember the pencil?) that push for new business, the growth. Some of my closest friends were just too busy with that “same old ever growing routine!”
I’d had enough. So … I took time to take action. Some small, practical steps I needed to make to implement change. I felt driven to get back some ‘me and the business’ focus.
I found what was NOT WORKING in the roller-coaster routine. I looked at what I could consider quitting and how much TIME I could retrieve to invest in MYSELF.
By making one or two small adjustments to the daily necessaries, by taking the decision to change – it felt good. Very good.
By simply quitting the habit … the NOT WORKING FOR ME, by choosing opt-out, unsubscribe, saying no and creating the ‘new’ I had ditched the negative, created the space and invited the opportunity for growth.
Try it … dare you kick the habit(s) to really see what’s working?