Do you ever struggle with staying consistent in your business?
I remember becoming overwhelmed by all the problems and stuff that had to be done.
There was anxiety, stress, and overwhelm. The more I pursued my goals the louder it became.
Is something wrong with me? Maybe I should just slow down, pull back, lower my expectations...
Then I'd be thinking, "why can't I be more consistent?"
How is it that some people just seem to be so consistent at growing their business and I'm over here struggling my ass off?
Where focus goes, energy flows.
And my focus was off...
In this short video, I'm going to share with you the #1 focus shift that made me and the clients I work with more consistent and energized!
It's so simple but not common practice.
Goals aren't a place to get to, they are a place to come from.
- Rich Litvin
What's your relationship with setting big goals in your business?
There's magic in thinking big--but bigger isn't always better.
Far too often, I'd sit down at the beginning of the year and set some BIG goals.
A month into the year, I'd look at my goals.
"Damn, how am I going to get there?"
It's kind of funny because in January when I wrote them out I was jacked!
I start to realize how busy I am, limited on resources, and time.
"Well, maybe I'm just overextended, maybe I should renegotiate with myself what I can get done this year..."
I was suffering from short-term goal-setting without answering this fundamental and powerful question first.
"What did I want to be the best at?"
It wasn't another S.M.A.R.T goal or three-year plan that I lacked.
It was knowing what I really wanted and committing myself to create it. (no matter how long it took)
What would you do if you could get 10 hours a week back in your business?
So many small business entrepreneurs are running fast toward burnout.
It's tough being the CEO and wearing "all the hats" inside your business. Women entrepreneurs, especially! (My wife and several others I know take it to a whole new level--they are amazing!)
No matter who you are, if you own your own business, then you are the CEO.
And I'm on a mission to not let your business run you. Life is too amazing to spend it behind a laptop 24/7!
Let me share a story with you about how one of my clients took charge of her day and freed up 10 hours a week!
I'll walk you through the 5 steps she took in her business to find the freedom she wanted. She's just getting started, but the progress she's made in the past six months is amazing!
One of my clients recently freed up two hours a day during her workday to spend however she wants.
You've gotten nowhere except knowing that you have a problem.
You've been talking about this sticky issue for months now! When is your team going to decide to do something about it?
Sound familiar? This is a common experience for so many business owners.
We beat problems to death and still are no closer to creating what we want to see in the business. Seldom do we talk about what we really want to see and how we can make that the new reality!
The bad has more weight than the good, so we focus on what we don’t want. This keeps leadership teams around the world stuck on the hamster wheel of endless frustrating discussions, feeling powerless to effect change.
What would it look like for you and your team to become masters at creating solutions to the many...
“A company’s job isn’t to empower people; it’s to remind people that they walk in the door with power and to create the conditions for them to exercise it.”
– Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix
This is the essence of Servant Leadership: to bring people's gifts and potential to life.
What would be different if you were to see the individuals on your team as already powerful and get them to see it for themselves?
What would it look like for you to create the conditions for them to exercise their power?
When you're able to do this you've become a True Servant Leader, your people will thank you because you will fundamentally change how they see themselves and their ability to do great work.
Psychologists, Edward L. Deci and Richard Ryan, have spent years researching self-motivation, where it comes from, and...
Imagine. I’m your manager, and I walk over to you carrying a pen and tell you to take it. You grab it, but I won’t let go.
I look back at you, frustrated, asking, “what is wrong with you?” “Why can’t I get you to take my pen?”
How’s that going to work out for me and you?
Empowerment means delegating power to others. It's interesting to think that people need permission to take ownership.
Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and author Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, tells us that people already have power and to not take it away.
“A company’s job isn’t to empower people,” she says. “It’s to remind people that they walk in the...
Give somebody one million dollars and they’re not going to hesitate to make changes.
If there was a magic pill that was scientifically proven to cause weight loss safely, people would buy it off the shelves faster than toilet paper in Corona 2020.
People love the idea of change, especially when it’s something they know they want in their lives. But yet they still don’t pursue it. Why not?
It’s not change that people are resisting, it’s the thought of losing what they have.
It’s only normal, when contemplating a change, to cling to what you know and what you already have. Even though it’s not what you want--it’s familiar.
At times guilt will arise: “I should be grateful for what I have.” (especially considering the world today)
If not guilt, then it’s worry and ...
DOING LEADERSHIP is based on grit, determination, willpower, certainty, and authority. At its core, BEING LEADERSHIP is creativity, collaboration, objectivity, presence, curiosity, and easy confidence.
DOING LEADERSHIP is exhausting, BEING LEADERSHIP is effortless.
When leaders are able to make the fundamental shift from Doing to Being everything changes.
Being Leaders have adopted a true inner-confidence that sustains them through adversity and it inspires others.
They're no longer driven by results only, but instead, focus on what they can control--their own performance. The confidence that they hold doesn't come from past results but from an inner-belief that they can do hard things.
BEING LEADERS drive the results and don't allow the results to drive them.
Seeing themselves as powerful, they also see the...
Don't you? What if you could have more control of your day, your time, your team's performance, and the results the business creates.
Let's get one thing clear first...
The desire for more control doesn't make you controlling. It's understandable that the last thing you want is to micromanage your team and be involved in every detail.
What would be different if you were to have the type of control that you want?
In this video, I'll show you how you can get more control TODAY! When you set this one simple practice in motion you'll be able to show up with an easy confidence found in the greatest of leaders.
In this video, we'll explore a simple way for you to gain more control of your day without being controlling. This simple but powerful practice will leave you feeling energized, focused, and confident to tackle whatever comes your way.
You'll feel like you're in control...
You might also love to solve-problems. You love fixing things and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you were able to help find the solution.
When it comes to leadership (and human beings), problem-solving might do more harm than good.
You see yourself as having "bad habits" or things about you that "needs improving". You feel like there are things that you want to "fix".
The same goes for those you lead (I know it has for me).
You look out into your team and you see people not living up to your expectation. You might often be thinking, "how do I get them to take more ownership, or how do I get them to work with more urgency"?
That's just it, you are approaching yourself and your team as a problem to be solved.
Your "problems" sometimes can't be solved, but you can find the opportunity to create more of what you want in every...