Have you ever been so excited about something new and then that something new brings about another opportunity and maybe even something else comes up and all of a sudden your single focus is now completely out of focus because you are running in a million different directions?
Well the good news is that you are not alone. Highly motivated, successful entrepreneurial individuals with lots of dreams and goals experience this frequently. We see an opportunity then we see how that can lead us to another and another and so on. This is not a bad thing, as long as we are able to regain our focus.
The same thing just happened to me over the past few months. I woke up and realized I was in over my head. I was running my print business(Silver Graphics), My Ignite/Stream Energy Business, starting this new website, www.jodisilverman.com, Your Biggest Fan, which consists of writing a bi-weekly blog, co-captaining a competitive tennis team, spending time with family and friends and list could go on. I was feeling anxious and as if I was not doing any one thing really well.
So what is one to do when you are running in a million different directions?
STOP→TAKE A BREATH→PAUSE→MAKE A LIST→RE-FOCUS
AND TRY THESE 5 THINGS.
- Keep your dreams and goals in front of you.
- Make a dream board for your office
- Put your goals and dreams on 3×5 cards (I laminated mine) or type them into your phone. Let them be the first thing you read in the morning and the last thing you read before going to bed
- Make a list of everything you have to and want to do. Then ask, “does doing this action now help me move toward my main goal?”
- If the answer is no, then it may not be the right time to take on this particular task.
- If yes, go for it.
- Set your daily actions (I have three). The three-five things that if done daily would keep you moving toward the end goal.
- Get yourself an accountability partner/empowerment partner.
- This can be one person or multiple people. I have multiple people I meet or speak with regularly. One is in the same business as I am so we can completely understand what our obstacles are. This enables us to not allow the other to make excuses. The others are outside of my profession and bring fresh, new and innovative thoughts and ideas to our discussions which help me to think out of the box and maybe even a bit deeper.
5. Dare to Dream Big
Jodi Silverman is a Mom, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Entrepreneur, Network Marketer & Connector. Jodi loves to meet new people every day, and has a business designed to help people, of all backgrounds, achieve their financial and personal goals. She is a Senior Director with Stream Energy/Ignite,
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