Are Distractions Driving You Into Business Failure? Well, I Think It’s You’re Inner Ninja Trying To Tell You Something…
If you’ve visited my site before, you will see that I offer a lot of how-to training. A lot of tips and resources. I am very much a analytical thinker, but today I want to tap into my “mommy” stuff and my ole’ psychotherapy “hat”. No specific training today, just a dose of reality for all of you in business or thinking about starting a business.
See it’s my job to keep my daughters on track in life. It’s my job to make sure their beds are made, their teeth are brushed, that they’ve showered (very hard in the tween stage by the way!), and that they complete their homework assignments. It’s my job to ensure that they can complete all these tasks with minimal distractions.
But guess what?
There’s no momma to keep you on track if you are an entrepreneur. You’re on your own. So if you are working on or in your business and you find that you are constantly being distracted from what you think you need to do, your inner ninja, inner goddess, or inner voice is trying to tell you something! Trust me.
You may think that you are scattered, unorganized, unmotivated, unproductive and unclear — but you’re subconscious is tapping you on the shoulder and telling you that those things aren’t true. You are fabulous, BUT you aren’t really doing what you should be doing in your business.
First Of All, I believe that every successful and happy entrepreneur owns a business that fulfills two criteria. They are passionate about it and they have the skillset to make it happen. So if you are trying to start a business and have had zero training or experience in what you are doing or you wouldn’t do what you are doing for free for someone, then you are going to have a mighty hard road building that business. Make sure you are always learning and honing your craft and love doing it.
Second, you need to pay attention to what exactly is distracting you. If you find that you are spending a lot of your day on social media rather than writing your blog posts because you enjoy it — that’s telling you something. That’s your inner voice trying to tell you that there is something about social media that is much more enjoyable for you. Something that you can get passionate about. Something that you should perhaps find a way to implement in your business in a more strategic way so that you spend more of your time doing that. Maybe it’s a total change in your business? Maybe you ARE a social media expert?
Perhaps you find yourself doing a lot of the techie things in your business when you feel like you should be doing more in person networking. If you are avoiding networking like the plague, don’t beat yourself up about it. Figure out a way to do more of what you love to do to grow your business. You can’t fit a round peg into a square hole!
Don’t spend months or even years trying to model a business owner you’ve seen create a great business doing things that don’t work for you. It isn’t smart. It isn’t productive. It isn’t authentic. And it won’t work. I spent a LONG time trying to model my business after experts and gurus who I thought had the answer for me, when the answer was inside me all along — writing. That’s what I love to do, I do it for free, I’ve done it in some capacity since I was a small child. I’ve always loved words. It just took me a really long time to realize that. I don’t want that for you.
So the lesson for today? Listen to your gut. If you are distracted a lot of the time. Figure out what you’re doing with your time and turn those lemons into lemonade!
Let the church say Amen!
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