What I’m going to take with me on my business adventure today is…. I want to take action every 15 mins. I want to take a 10 min break every 45 minutes to recoop.
I’m a procrastinator by nature so my action for this 15 minutes is writing this post. What I learned today is pretty simple. I’m scared to death and am petrified to take action. I mean ANY action. This makes me feel small and helpless. However, I AM NOT small and helpless.
I think I figired out that what upsets me the most about running my business from home. Simply put, losing focus and “wasting my own time”. This combined with hudge goals with drawn out completion dates overwhelms my system. I literally don’t know where to start and yet my head is tumbling over my to-do list.
Enter the victorious conjour of time, me!
I decided to break down my business into a few major catagories that can’t wait!! Making sure that they all work together in moving toward my final destination(hopefully in the quickest means possible).
First, I scheduled each task a full or half day (depending on my committments) for research and development.
Second, i broke each “critical issue” into “micro-issues”
And Lastly I took each “micro-issue” on my list and broke it up into 15 minute acomplishible goals.
By the end of day one I had a detailed picture of a critical part of my business and like 100 mini-victories. I’m actually starting to gain some confidence.
I plan on encouraging myself for every victory from now on! Even the ones that only take 15 mins to complete.
Today is the Day!
What could you do in 15 mins? Find out, Start now!
Heather Cannon CEO of Hip Chick Industries is officially starting a Blog!!
Lately I’ve been focusing on “remembering what’s important”. In the past, well let’s be honest, year I’ve been struggling to make a business out of aprons. Let me tell you producing a product is the easy part! Compared to a harsh wake-up call or an unresponsive market.
I mean I guess instead of over thinking my situation and not taking action, I went head long into full production of multiple products. I dove into trade shows and car shows. I hit the world at 1,000 MPH. Everything was smooth sailing until: the impact of the profit vs. loss statement in quarter 2 kicked in, that is.
Then some fear started to set in. I started living in fear of disastrous failure. In fact until this week I’d been completely crippled by it. Unable to move forward and getting lost in endless distractions. I lost myself and my confidence. So sad 😦
My first action step forward was to make a list of really important things for me to live by in every aspect of my life.
The following things are important to Heather Cannon:
(although, not in order of importance)
8. Follow through
12. Self Respect
14. Peace of Mind
21. Building a strong Future
Once I got the list put together, I realized I had nothing to fear. I just needed to be a true representation of this list. For myself, my family and within my business. Stepping out of fear seems to be a daily process at times but at least now I recognize that.
Remembering what’s important is knowing who you are and what you stand for. Having a list around the house, in the car or in your office is a great way to avoid the “fear factor.”
Until next time,
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