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“It’s happening… I’m starting on Monday, at 6:00 a.m.”
She wrote with certainty. My sweet friend and fellow entrepreneur announced her clear intention with power – and perhaps a hint of dread :) – in her voice.
Knowing how important mindset was to her success, she’d been searching for ways to establish a daily meditation practice that would help her start the day centered and clear.
But as a busy mom AND owner of a super successful, high intensity business, finding space for that Just. Wasn’t. Happening.
So she made a decision.
She would start small: just 10 minutes a day on weekdays. She’d post to her mastermind group online, whether she did it or not. And, she’d text me, her accountability partner, when she was done each day. In fact, we agreed we’d do this with – and for – each other.
Such a small thing. Ten minutes a day. What’s the big deal about that?
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Perhaps your life goes like this.
You set a goal.
You make a plan.
You implement the plan.
You reach the goal.
You set another goal.
Nice and steady. Straight up. Unwavering. Always on target.
Yeah. Not me.
I set a goal.
I make a plan.
I implement the plan.
I hit a few curves in the road.
I find a new goal I like even better.
I make a new plan.
I stumble into a stop sign.
I take a detour.
I may or may not make it back to my plan.
I may or may not make a new plan.
I reach my goal.
Or change it to another goal entirely.
I keep moving up.
It’s messy – and it may sound completely crazy.
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Ahhhh…This is the good life!
That’s how it feels when you know you’ve made it; when you’ve finally crafted a life, and a business, that actually works.
And serves you in all the best ways.
But unfortunately, for too many entrepreneurs, running their business is nothing more than another burden.
I have so much to do, I don’t even know where to start.
This isn’t really the kind of work I like, but heck, at least I’m making some money.
Vacation? Who has time for a vacation?
As Dave Ramsey often says, they swing from “Thank God it’s Friday!” to “Oh God, it’s Monday…”.
But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
You, too, have your very own Superpower.
And the cool thing is that you carry this with you every waking moment. In fact, you’re using it all the time, even when you don’t realize it.
It’s your ability to think.
And in particular – it’s your ability to be AWARE of your thoughts. To notice them, study them, to learn about them and change them.
This is one of the strongest resources you have when it comes to coping with fear, to dealing with doubts.
And to reaching success in your business. Continue reading