Have you ever heard the expression lazy summer days? Probably for most of us, we have experienced this to some degree. From the beautiful weather that just beckons us to relax and enjoy ourselves to the many vacation plans and events that arise to take our time away, summer can be a season of leisure.
While taking time off can be a great thing to rejuvenate and refresh the mind, body, and soul, it can often be difficult to get back into the swing of doing business once summer comes to a close. So, as we transition into fall, lets talk about three things that need to be done to get back to business!
#1. Focus on your goals!
Have you ever taken a summer road trip and left the destination up in the air? Perhaps you just drove until you saw somewhere you wanted to stop, with no reservations or routes to adhere to. For many of us, our businesses can take on these very traits if we are not careful to keep a strong focus on our goals. Goals give us direction, which we need when it comes to our career. As you embrace the fall season, spend time looking back through past goals, revamping them if needed, and setting new goals that excite you and help to focus your energies.
#2 Make a new beginning!
One of the challenges that many people struggle with is holding on to failures of the past, instead of looking at each day as a new beginning. No matter where you are at, or how your business has done before start new with letting go of regrets and make a fresh start this season.
#3. Get a plan together!
Making a plan is vital, and there are two areas of focus that have to be included. First, there needs to be a plan on addressing outer challenges. These are typically actions that need to be taken, work that needs to be completed, or problems that need to be solved. The other side of this, as you may have guessed, is inner challenges. These can be things like personal motivation, positive attitude alignment, and disciplining yourself to a better routine. Inner challenges are all about changing the way you think, your beliefs about things, and your patterns of behavior that may be sabotaging your success. The key thing here, though, is that you make a plan for BOTH areas! Those who attempt to navigate outer challenges without any adjustment or plan of action for their inner challenges often end up feeling frustrated and stuck.
One way to start to create a plan that is full circle (both inner and outer), is to write each action item down (outer challenges), and then make notes about how you feel or what thoughts you have about these actions (inner challenges). For example, if Improving Daily Productivity is the outer challenge, then inner areas might include things like: Dread of getting started causes me to procrastinate or I just feel like I cant get motivated in the mornings. Once you have your challenge items listed, begin to make a plan to address each one individually. We teach this process called Energy Planning in all our training programs that are now online so you can start any time- Plus you get weekly coaching support with one of my master coaches!
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