If you can’t SEE where you are going how will you get there?
I have a ritual at the end of each business day. I write down 3 things that I have accomplished or I am feeling happy about achieving for the day. I then prepare a short to-do list for the next day. I choose things that are non-negotiable and must be done to put on the to-do list. I tidy my desk and file away paperwork so I then have a clean space to start with the next day.
In the morning I start on the hardest thing first. It may be a difficult phone call or a task that I don’t particularly enjoy. I get that done and out of the way so I can focus on the things I like to do. I find that I am most productive when I am doing the tasks that juice me up. My day just seems to flow smoothly and quickly. I call this working in the zone. Others call it being on purpose. Quite often our zone of genius is our purpose, or our special sauce. We usually excel at what we love to do.
I find that keeping the purpose behind my business front of mind gives me the drive to do the tasks I don’t enjoy so much. Lets face it, there can be some really mundane chores that just have to be done. I have my long term vision as well as my short term goals mapped out and ready to guide me when I lose sight of the road ahead.
How do you stay in the zone?
Knowing exactly where you are going, what you want and why you want it allows you to gain results in your business and in life.
What is it you want to achieve in business? What is stopping you from achieving it?
It is fundamentally important to have a vision, a master plan. Be clear on your core values and allow them to inspire you, this is a key strategy for your business.
Create your vision and allow it to attract joy and abundance into your life.
Overwhelm and inertia cannot exist when you have clarity of purpose. Are you powering into your tasks and to-do lists or are you stuck?
There is motion when you are feeling passionate about what you are doing. Take the time to reflect and notice when things flow and go easily versus when you struggle or feel stuck.
If you can clearly see where you want to go, where you want to be, then progress comes down to action. You will discover that a roadmap for your business will bring you freedom and flexibility.
Your vision will guide your decision making, removing any uncertainty or feelings of stress. Precious resources are not wasted on areas that don’t add value to the direction of your business.
Bring your vision into the day to day activities of your business. This will add purpose to your daily tasks and inspire you into action. You will soon begin to see results and attract the success you deserve.