May 23 2012
All the stuff I was trying to do was important to my business development but things started to fall through the cracks. I felt like I was trying to outrun a train.
What I realized is that I had jumped into developing three new arms of my business; an e-course, an affiliate program and a virtual summit, all at once. Each one, filled with new issues, was a stretch.
I took three days off and felt a sense of peace. For a couple days I just focused on one job and then gradually the intensity came back and I was aware of all the stuff I was not getting done. I do have an assistant but training her becomes another job.
I finally woke up and realized I needed to shift the timeline of one of my bigger projects, the virtual summit. This project involves other people so I had to tell people and change commitments.
This brought up other issues for me – feeling like I would look flakey. I thought, “Does this ever end?” I knew the answer to that question. No it never ends. It is all part of being an entrepreneur. If I wanted it easy, I would keep my business small or I would (heaven forbid) get a job.
Here are some guidelines I developed for myself as a result of this process. Maybe they will also help you.
1. Know that you have chosen to be an entrepreneur and this means your work is never done. It is even more true with the way we all do business now online. This is normal:)
2. Ideally only develop one new program at a time. This way you can focus on it, learn, grow and still keep everything else going. OK- I still have two, but I am learning!
3. Get support. Find mastermind buddies; people to talk with and share with. I connected with a close friend who also owns a business and we agreed to check in with each other once a week. Whew!
4. Get out and move everyday, eat well and stay in balance.
5. Keep your main focus on your clients and this is what you love!
6. Share your new insight in a blog post. It’s therapeutic and you will help other people as well.
Would you add anything to this list. I would love to hear from you.
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