Do you get frustrated when people say that you need to work smarter not harder? This is one of those concepts that used to frustrate me so much. I was raised by entrepreneurial parents who worked so incredibly hard to grow their business.
The idea of hard work was drilled into me from such a young age that it was essential to have a strong work ethic. We have been taught with the idea that to create success, to have a successful career, to build a successful business, you have to work hard.
However, some point we've all looked up to a hardworking man or women and noticed they only were able to reach a certain level.
BUT, at some point working harder creates a bottleneck in your business. It creates this area where you can no longer grow, and you limit, you put a ceiling on how much growth you can experience in your business.
We all have the same 168 hours a week, and there is just a point where working more is not the answer.
How do you get to that next level in your business?
Do you feel like you're on track for your 2018 goals?
This is such a challenging time of year. Especially if you are like me, summer is upon us. If you have children and schools are being let out. Our schedules are being shaken up.
Things start to slow down and as an entrepreneur it can be one of those times where if you're not paying attention, then you might find yourself in that summer slow down where suddenly your business takes a back seat for the next two or three months.
By the time fall rolls around and you're ready to really go after those goals you've lost out on this amazing opportunity in front of you to just make it happen.
I know that for myself, sometimes those goals that you set at the beginning of the year shift. Sometimes you write down something at the beginning of the year and it changes as you go through the next few months.
I've already experienced this in my own business. So every time I get to June I go through this process that I call a mid year review.
I think it's so important every once in awhile to just press pause, take a little time off. Take a little CEO date for yourself and check in with your business to see if you are on track to achieve your big goals.
This is a process I take myself through and I take my clients through because it is so important to just press pause and actually reflect on your progress so far.
If you don't take time to get strategic then you can lose several months of momentum.
Let me know if this sounds familiar to you. Have you ever said:
I'm not ready to take that step.
I'm not ready to sign up to work with a coach.
I'm not ready to put my website out there.
I'm not ready to do a Facebook Live.
I'm not ready to charge that much.
I'm not ready to attract that type of client.
I know I've had every single one of those thoughts. Here's what I just want to share with you if you have been letting the "I'm not ready" run the show.
Saying "I'm not ready, I'm not ready to charge. I'm not ready to do a huge rebrand of my website. I'm not ready to work with a business coach. I'm not ready to hire a virtual assistant".
If that is the default that you're going to is "I'm not ready yet", that is a fear-based response.