In the middle of the busy days, client calls, and never ending task list, there’s something you need to consider. Something that’s just a bit too big to ignore. Just exactly what role do you want to play in your business…and how can you design a business that supports the work you really want to do?
Remember that time you decided you were going to start checking your email only twice a day?
Maybe you kept it up for a week and then were back to checking your inbox in long lines at the grocery store, during your pedicure, and between commercials during Scandal.
It’s not just you. When we decide to make a change or create a habit, it’s more likely that they’ll revert back to old routines instead of making sustainable change in the long run.
So how can you create habits that permanently stick?
Try taking these three steps to start creating change that lasts.
As an online entrepreneur, you know that running an online business comes with unique challenges and specific knowledge that people with a 9-5 or even a brick-and-mortar business simply won’t understand.
While working from home is often marketed to the masses as living a glamorous lifestyle, you’re well aware of the reality, and sometimes you wish that your loved ones understood the truth, too.
You have a grand vision for your business. But do you have a business map?
That vision gives you the drive and motivation to push forward and not to give up when things get unbearable.
But the same guiding light can as easily become the source of anxiety if you can’t figure out to how to actually reach it.
Tell me if this sounds about right?
You have a brilliant new idea in the shower. You sit down to start researching domain names and competitors.
Fireworks are happening and you know this is the idea you’ve been waiting for… except you had planned to spend today finishing up that other project.
Creatives often feel called to follow their inspirations, wanting to strike while the iron is hot. What can result, unfortunately, is a long list of half-completed projects coupled with disappointment about time squandered.
Fortunately, there’s a way to achieve balance between leveraging your brilliance and making sure each project gets completed.