Dream Big, Be You: February Lessons in Life + Biz
Do you know what people forget when they dream big? They forget to do the work. At some point we have to pull ourselves out of the sky and put our boots on the ground. That's what February was for me - bringing the dream big mentality back down to earth.
I'm not gonna lie, it's so much more fun to dream big and plan than to take action. Especially when you are a solopreneur or when you're bootstrapping. Everything that needs doing requires your attention.
Remember silly putty?
That's what I felt like this month stretched to the point where I could break.
Instead of breaking, I tried to go back to my roots in organization and productivity. I wanted to ensure I was using my time efficiently and effectively.
I was marginally successful.
I found plenty of ways to distract myself. I spent WAY too much time on social media and it had a negative impact on my mindset and performance.
The reality is that while a lot of my business is on-line, I have many strategies for growth. As much as we want to think business is all about on-line marketing, it still comes down to relationship building off-line.
[tweetherder]In life + biz, relationships matter. Cultivate them with care.[/tweetherder]
While this was perhaps my biggest take away, I am fortunate to have others.
Here are my February Lessons in Life + Biz:
Stay in your own lane.
Whether you are looking to be more successful in your life or biz, for goodness sake focus on your own stuff! Your purpose is authentic to you, it has your spin on it from your unique perspective. This world needs more real and authentic people.
Focus on what's most important to you.
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Last month I invested in my second business coach. I didn't have the money to pay her easily. When we were working out the payment plan she reminded me to trust. Just hearing the word "trust" had me feeling a little more calm. I focused on trusting my plan, my mindset, and my ability to create my own future. (and I now have the money - easily.)
If you want something, you need to put YOURSELF out there. Stop hiding behind your computer and in on-line Facebook groups. Stop lurking.
[tweetherder]Stand up and declare your intentions.[/tweetherder]
Tell everyone about your purpose and what you WILL be achieving. Talk to people. Build those relationships.
This month moved fast for me. Despite my distractions I got a lot of work done, worked a full-time job, and spent time with my family. I made an intentional decision to slow EVERYTHING down. Everything from walking more to changing the way I structure my discovery sessions with clients.