Celebrate Building your Business Step by Step!
Updated: Apr 22
If you're someone with vision, you may have found yourself moving out of the employment territory and into the realm of building a new business. Leaving behind the perceived notion of job security and job expectations, the new adventure begins when one embarks on the journey of being self determined and responsible, eek!
Never fear one of the simplest, but most often overlooked ingredient for success - we're going to delve into right now!
Building your Business Step #1
Accountability in Action
With many a new thing to be learnt the very least of which being, accounting (arghhh!!!) and one of the most important, accountability (arghhh!!!). Thankfully I'm not going to natter on about accounting, that's what accountants are for, bless them. But I am going to touch on accountability - good bye Monday-itis, "Hello" check yourself.
So your working for yourself now! You may relish the thought of Monday mornings these days. No more dragging oneself out of bed, to drag oneself to a job, phew! But...now it's up to you ...
You may be the excited entrepreneur, leaping out of bed with a mind or a list full of things you want to accomplish for the day. Time to embrace your toughest boss. With no one there to check every 5 minutes, that you're actually doing what you said you were going to, it means holding yourself accountable.
I love working from home but often find myself set with the tasks for day in front of me, when my thoughts begin to try to beat me at my own game.
Brain to me: "I really think you should hop on that yoga mat, after all you know when you feel great, you work great!" It is tempting that's for sure, to be distracted into anything other than doing my work. Sudden thirst for tea and toasted sandwich's seems super real also.
These types of distracting thoughts are usually symptoms of a Daily Method of Operation or DMO that needs sorting. Yoga is definitely a tool of choice, but now it happens at a relevant time of day, for me that's early morning first thing - get my bod in order by getting my grip on, on the mat.
Building your Business Step #2
Find your Strategy for Success
In my current business and over the course of my career, I've had the privilege of access to some amazing personal development concepts and exercises. One of the simplest concepts that changed my life, related to my relationship with time. Learning to practise 10 minute tasks - completing small achievable chunks of work in 10 minute blocks.
After practicing and completing these small tasks for a series of weeks to months - it becomes much easier to see that vast amounts of progress can be achieved in small moments in a day. Celebrating that progress with each step toward a larger goal creates a sense of achievement, necessary to tackle the next goal.
I used to feel time constrained and panicked throughout my day (an unfortunate paradigm I picked up from previous employment), the hours seemed to fly by without much achievement. Being able to set a simple task of 10 minutes work - allows me to squeeze out a little extra effort. Knowing how much I can really achieve in that time, it's a huge game changer!
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Building your Business Step #3
Celebrating your Success Milestones
Today I wanted to ensure I got my blog post out - it took me longer than 10 minutes, but instead of procrastinating on it for 20 minutes first, I stopped the story (paradigm) running in my head, sat down and wrote, voile!
I'm celebrating these small, simple steps everyday! By simply listing them down each day and viewing the huge amount of activity accomplished at the end of each week. My brain feels relaxed - in less fight or flight, I'm ready to achieve more with way less effort, in a much shorter space of time.
It's easy to forget that our brain works under our direction, as sometimes our unconscious mind or beliefs are running the show. But it is a thinking machine, it requires our positive and carefully planned programming.
I work first to remain in alignment with my companies mission statement and goals. These ideas and goals begin to dictate my behaviour, which enables me to act with less counter productivity. My mind and heart work in greater harmony toward a common goal.
I look after mind, body and spirit taking great of care of the CEO of this dream. Then most important of all, I hold myself accountable for my results, all the hard work, wins and learning's that allowed me to get to the prize, step by beautiful little step.