The morning begins with grand visions of being able to cross off many of your most important action items by the day’s end. By noon you think that if you’re able to accomplish one thing off the list it’ll be a miracle.
So many tasks, so little time.
There are several strategies for accomplishing more in less time. But there is something even more important that needs to happen first. You need to take off your boxing gloves and stop fighting with the belief that you need to get it all done in order to have a successful business.
Your business will produce results based on your thoughts. If you think that your results are based on the quantity of actions you take, then you only get results when you’ve taken massive action.
If you feel frustrated or guilty about all the actions you did not accomplish, you’re doomed. You feel bad and you won’t produce your desired outcomes.
One of the best things a business owner can do to boost profits and enjoy the day-to-day operations is to make peace with their task list. It doesn’t matter what actually gets done, what matters is how you feel about it.
The interesting part about making peace with it is that usually more gets done once you release the pressure of having to get it done. Because you are more at ease you’ll find yourself flowing from one-inspired action to the next. And while in progress, you’ll find new customers and clients lining up at your door.
As I write this, I have a new product for business owners that is waiting to be marketed. The product was finished over a week ago but I haven’t had the time to design the marketing campaign or get the copy together for the webpage. I’m chomping at the bit to let people know about it, yet it waits for me.
In the past, I would’ve stayed up until midnight working on this. I would have launched the product while feeling frantic through the whole process. Now I know better.
I will get to it in perfect timing. I trust that I will not miss out on revenue because of the delay. In fact, the opposite is true! I will attract more sales because I will be able to give 100% of my attention to it, my mood will be joyful and I’ll be tapped into my Inner Business Expert.
When you make peace with all that you do and all that doesn’t get done, business is so much more enjoyable. Task lists are supposed to provide inspiration not frustration. Remember, the tortoise won the race with the hare because it was slow but steady. If you consistently take small steps to grow your business, infused with deliberate intentions, you will win your own race to success.
Accept that some days you’ll be able to check off a dozen things on your list, while other days none. Be at peace no matter what. You’ll stay sane and profitable.
Now how does your task list look?
Jeanna Gabellini, is a Master Business Coach who assists high achieving entrepreneurs, corporate leaders & their teams to leverage fun, systems and intentionality for high-octane results. An entrepreneur for 20 years she has a treasure trove of kick-butt tools to give you peace & profits. A Gift For You! Get your complimentary Business Building Audio CD “Transforming from Chaotic Entrepreneur to Conscious Leader” for the entrepreneur who wants to be a SUPERpreneur: http://www.masterpeacecoaching.com/freecd