During these dramatically changed and changing times it’s only natural that your thoughts would be thinking along the lines of:
- What am I going to do to pay the bills
- Will I ever get my old job back
- How can I quickly get my online business up and running
- How can I get my e-Commerce store generating an income
As sure as I sit here writing this blog post, we can be sure of one thing, and that is “the world has changed dramatically”. Things as we knew it may never return again; work as we knew it does not exist and may never exist again.
I’ve had people telling me how they have been taking drastic measures to try to force things back the way they were and ended up totally exhausted and disheartened.
People who rely on others to create their workday for them can often find it difficult to make the shift from ‘employee’ to ‘employer’ or ‘entrepreneur’.
And I say this with love and kindness. I get it – I too made that same shift some years ago and I found myself completely out of my comfort zone and lost.
So, here are my suggestions to help you adjust to your new world and how to prepare for not only survival but creating the life that you want and deserve.
It all starts out with creating your day. When you take full responsibility for creating your day, every day, you create your life as you want it to be.
Therefore if you day starts out with you randomly doing this and that, going here and there without any purpose or intention, then that’s how your life is going to be working out – randomly hitting and missing as you ‘try’ to create your own business or ‘try’ generate your own income.
“What you think, you become.
What you feel, you attract.
What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha
So, I ask you, what is it you actually want? Have you ever sat down and written out specifically what it is that you want?
Now that you have the time and the motivation, I urge you to sit down in your favourite chair, uninterrupted, and start to create your life from today onwards. You will be pleasantly surprised how quickly you can achieve this and your life will be all the better for it.
Once you have written down what it is that you really want, we go into what I call ‘reverse engineering’.
Pick one of the items on your list – let’s say it is to generate an income from your online or e-commerce business. What are the steps, in reverse you need to take to achieve your first sale?
Write those steps down and add dates to them. By when…. By when…. by when.
This is where it all starts…… you are now seeing what it is you are wanting to achieve – you have your eyes on the prize!
You now need a list of what needs to happen day by day in order for you to achieve your goals.
So, each evening, write down how your next day is going to look, i.e:
- Get up at 5.30am – Meditate for 30 minutes
- Walk, ride, run 6am
- Shower, change into today’s clothes 7.30am
- Breakfast 7.30am
Read over (again) my today’s list
- 9am – Call prospective clients
- 10am – Follow up clients
- 11am – hydrate, go for a refreshing walk
- 12.00 – add products to e-Commerce store
And on it goes.
At the end of the day, review your list and modify again for the next day.
We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then is not an act
But a Habit! …. Aristotle !
Taking control of your day, every day will create new stronger habits that will propel you towards your goals like a heat seeking missile.
Not taking control of your day will leave you in the same position as you were yesterday, creating more atrophy as your goals become more unachievable.
You are the controller of your life, your goals and your achievements. Create your day every day and this will create your life.
With Love and Gratitude