With special guest RACHAEL DOWNIE
Success Mentor, Author, & Speaker.
Have you noticed how we introduce ourselves to one another these days?
“Hi how are you?
I’m busy, how about you?”.
It has become a form of introduction and justification almost in competition as to how busy you are. You get swept up and overwhelmed with all the things that you think that you need to get done. Your to do lists, emails, meetings, phone calls, deadlines, difficult conversations, and more. This can take you away from doing the things you love like spending time with your family.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Are you able to give yourself space to just down the tools and take time to fill your tank in whichever way fills you up? Please look at your calendar and schedule time this week to “rest and recharge.”
This “busyness” has taken over life and you can get swept up and overwhelmed with all the things that you think that you need to get done.
None of us know how much time we have. There is nothing we can do about the time that is gone, and spending time focussing on what has happened in the past takes away the only thing we truly have – the here and now.
Spending your time thinking about the past will only create more of the same in your future. Is that what you want?
Did you know most people ask for what they want and then spend most of their mental energy focused on why it is not showing up!
Think about water from a trickle to a stream, river, and ocean. It does not waste any time with an obstacle. It quietly works its way around any interference or obstacle and hurries on. The little stream may wind its way round and round many crooks and turns, but every turn takes it nearer its goal.
If we go through life fighting, opposing, resisting, arguing, we are bound to meet with many obstacles and likely become so occupied fighting them that we lose sight of our real objective.
Worry, fear, doubt, complaining, arguments, angry thoughts all become boulders in your stream and lengthen the time it takes for your goal to be reached.
Another lesson from the stream is that when it is small and struggling it has the most difficult time. It grows stronger in force and volume and becomes a larger stream and then a river. Its path is more direct, and the obstacles become less and less.
How then can you make the shift and release resistance? By being non-resistant and in agreement with all that is showing up for you.
Do you remember why you started your business? Maybe you had a vision for the meaningful impact or lifestyle you wanted to create?
We often find business owners working in a high-pressured job and stuck in the ‘day-to-day’. You may find yourself doing everything when you should be leading everything.
As your business experiences a growth curve, every area of your business will require more.
Each function of your business will demand more time and energy, but that does not mean it should be your time and energy. A key mistake we see business owners make is this:
The paradigm shift is to go from ‘technician’ or the person with their hands on the tools to ‘entrepreneur’ or the person leading your team towards the vision.
The goal is simple: How can you build a business that works without you or not so much of you? However, without the right advice or coaching most business owners struggle to achieve this. Please consider the following key tools to help you design a business that will work without you or less of you or time to work on your business: