Have you ever said to yourself, or even out loud, “It’s easier if I just do it myself.”?
It’s a common theme for many of us. The results however are not always very productive since we rob ourselves of time and energy, increase our sense of frustration and deny someone the opportunity to learn and grow.
In Principle 41 the advice from Jack Canfield is to Build a Powerful Support Team and Delegate to them.
Do what you do best and hire out the rest!
And… take this advice from General George S. Patton “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
How many times have these words crossed your mind? Maybe even crossed your lips...
Did you really mean it or did it come from a sense of frustration because things just aren't working?
When I work with my clients through these frustrations, what we often find is they're doing too much...
Too much doing and not enough delegating!
What can you let go of so you can do more of what moves your business forward and less of what doesn't? What would make you say "I'd Never Quit"?
PS: Need help sorting through what you can let go of? Reply to this email with the subject line "letting go" and take advantage of a complimentary Business Breakthrough Session with me.
PPS: You'll leave this complimentary session with a clear vision and direction for your business, a sense of the challenges that may be holding you back, a plan for moving forward and a renewed sense of excitement and possibility for your future.
Because its Groundhog Day and in Punxsutawney, PA the famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil called for six more weeks of winter.
Phil crawled out of his burrow and saw his shadow. We’ll have more winter weather, according to Phil, who made his prediction this morning.
Groundhog Day is also the name of one of the greatest classic American comedies where weatherman Phil Connors, is forced to live the same February 2nd over and over again until he figures out the error of his ways…..
And what does this hysterical movie with Bill Murray have to do with you? Ask yourself….am I in pretty much the same place today as I was last year at this time?
In a year from now, would you like to look back and have a completely different answer…no excuses?
If so…bundle up for a few more weeks of winter and join me here for a Groundhog Day goal setting breakthrough.
If you've been reading my emails for the past week, you have probably figured out that I was up to something...
I deliberately and intentionally sent a series of emails to poke at you about your goals for this year and what you are doing, yes doing, not thinking to bring them into being.
Yesterday, I invited you to write down what you want this year....not what you think you should do but what you want to do...then I suggested that you write down some actions you could take to make them happen.
I am 100% committed to helping you break the cycle of finding yourself beginning the year with good intentions and finding yourself a year later with the same good intentions.
I'm going to make it fun, easy and affordable for you to take the steps needed to accomplish your goals and get what you really want this year!
Check your email tomorrow morning...Thursday, February 2nd when I make you an irresistible offer to join me, and a bunch of other action takers, to Get Ready Get Set Goals 2017.
Set goals, new years resolutions...in your head?
Having every intention of....
And so it goes until the next year comes around and it's like Groundhog Day with Bill Murray all over again.
How can you break the Groundhog Day cycle?
One of the first things you can do is write down what you want this year....not what you think you should do but what you want to do...committed not interested! Once you've done that write down some of the things you can do to actually make it happen.
And there's one more thing....take the time today, not tomorrow to work on this.
Let me know how it goes....I want to share your dreams and wins with you.
I was just thinking about what new activities I would add to my goals for the year that would create more fun and social engagement. Ta Da.....dancing!
Then I did a little research and found this from betterhealth.vic.gov.au:
Dancing has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:
Hope to see you include dance, especially if it feels awkward, to your 2017 personal/recreational goal setting 🙂
I'm just checking in with you to see how your 2017 planning is coming along.
As business owners, we make promises to ourselves, our clients, our employees, our vendors, our community....
Can you turn to yourself, your clients, your employees, your vendors and your community and say, without a doubt, "this is my promise to you and this is how I will keep my promise?"
Saying yes to those two questions is the foundation for building a trusted business brand.
If you would like to learn more, I have created a short guide that points you toward what it means to create a trusted brand and deliver on your brand promise.
Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Fantasy: the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable.
My question is...are either one of these real or are they both imagined?
I have worked with hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs and the #1 thing that holds them back is fear. And when we explore where this fear originates it is usually fantasy, imagined and not based in truth.
What are you afraid of?
Success? Failure? Being judged?
Do your fears hold you back?
Is there something you really want that you're not reaching for?
How do you overcome your fears?
What will you do to overcome the fear of moving forward and having life on your terms and not fears terms?
I would love to hear about what bold action you took today to kick fear to the curb!
I'm so very Grateful for my life and all of the remarkable people, like you, who have come into my orbit.
And there you have it...potential for a Gratitude Rut!
Don't get me wrong...I love and appreciate all the blessings in my life and as Thanksgiving (in the US) approaches, we become even more tuned in to what we are Grateful for. This means our daily Gratitude practice can run the risk of being like the movie Groundhound Day.
This week I invite you to challenge yourself and make a list of 50 daily Gratitudes...include the important ones (family, friends, clean water, pets etc)...and then begin to work on the ones you might take for granted.
I'll start...toilet paper, scissors, shampoo, tweezers, postage stamps, jokes, bubble baths...
Your turn...have fun and please feel free to share.
With Love and Gratitude,