Never trust how you feel on a daily basis. Trust the process, work your plan, and anything you want to achieve is possible. Mark LeBlanc, www.SmallBusinessSuccess.com
I love this quote. Any time that I start feeling down that I’m not accomplishing what I thought I would during the month I stop and tell myself to trust the process, work my plan, and I can do anything. Assuming that you have a plan! I think one of the biggest challenges of solo-entrepreneurs is that many have no plan. They come to their office and wonder what to do each day and then wonder why they’re not making the money they wanted and not achieving the results that they wanted.
What’s your plan? Do you have steps each day written down that will take you toward your goals? Do you have goals? I sure hope so! How can you expect to achieve all you want if you don’t have a road map? That’s what goals are –a road map to success.
Perhaps what’s stopping you is the condition of your office. Do you face piles of paper, hundreds if not thousands of e-mail in your inbox, no follow-up system in place for clients, and overflowing file cabinets?
If so, then start right there in your office. I know from working with hundreds of clients in their offices that the minute they get their time and office organized their business starts to grow. And they have a calm environment to work their plans and achieve all they want in their business.
Take a plain piece of paper and draw a 2″ circle in the middle. Yes, right now! Then draw 6 -8 lines (branches) out from the circle like rays of the sun. Stand at the door of your office and wherever your eye stops on an area that bugs you write it down on one of the branches. For example, one branch might say desk, one might say east floor, one might say file cabinet, and one might say bookcase. Then break the branches down. Your desk branch sub-branches might say desk drawer/top of desk/under the desk. Your file cabinet sub-branches might be drawer 1/drawer 2/drawer 3, etc.
Now it’s time to prioritize. What do you want to tackle first, second, third, etc? Circle those branches and assign a priority to them.
You may want to tackle a small area first to have an easy success story which will motivate you to do the next priority. Or, you may want to tackle a huge area to have an enormous success story. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you have a plan and then take action.
That is what Confident Organizing is all about –making a decision, taking action, and then staying focused.
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