Need more from your business?

Need more from your business?

What would it take to get more from your business?

For some business owners, this is a bit of a conundrum because they are often already feeling overworked and under-rewarded.  Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart.  People often assume that business owners have more freedom than those that are in an employee situation.  More often, the truth is, you don’t clock out….EVER.  Your business is always on your mind.  If you aren’t hustling then business isn’t coming through the door and mouths don’t get fed and roofs aren’t over head, clothes aren’t on backs …you know the story.  Perhaps more accurately, ‘the story that we tell”.

Is it true?

How do you know?

What if it doesn’t have to be this way?

What if you could get more out of your business so you could get more out of your life?  It’s part strategy and part mindset.  You have to have a clear plan of action and a clear belief that it is possible and be willing to tell the story of the outcome you want even if it goes against the grain and is the road less traveled.

What if you had a crystal clear personal vision that was in alignment with your core values and allowed for all your hopes and dreams?  Your business is the vehicle by which these hopes and dreams come true.  So often we get caught in the rat race of being a human ‘doing’ vs a human ‘being’ that we forget to really live. We get so bound by the work that we fail to enjoy its fruits…or even remember they exist.

I have a personal mission to help business owners get more out of each day in their business.  Your day is simply your life in miniature.  How do your days look?  Are you counting the blessings and the joys of the accomplishments or looking at the to-do list and feeling like you fell short?

With the right systems and structures in your business you can have more freedom, more fun AND more profit.  That’s right I used ‘structure and systems’ and ‘FREEDOM’ all in the same sentence.  Structure is what will provide you freedom. It is the systems that give you time and energy back so you have freedom to do more.  More things that make an impact, more things that bring you joy, more things that give back to the world, more things that get you closer to your personal vision and the lifestyle you want to lead… MORE EVERYTHING!

It is always my sincerest hope that people are doing things they love to earn a living or grow a business around and that you get joy in your work days.  The reality is it can’t all be work.  Even for those of us who can’t tell the difference between working and playing becasue we love our work so much…we still need time unplugged to recharge and connect with friends and love ones.

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” —Lawrence Pearsall Jaacks

Everyone should enjoy that which he describes.  It is my personal favorite quote.

Most often business owners simply lack the tools to get the most out of their bank of time and energy each day, week, month and year.  Check out this FREE tool I created for you to master your time and productivity and harness the power of your business….so you can get more freedom to lead your life by design.  If you want to take the implementation deeper, check out the free masterclass that comes with it.

I asked a lot of questions here…ponder them.  Share in the comments below.  What did you come up with?  Where do you need the most support?

Dysfunction Junction

Dysfunction Junction

Ever been to Dysfunction Junction?

It’s that place where our dysfunction becomes our function or the new normal.

Do you sometimes feel like chaos has become your daily state of mind…that ‘new normal’ I just mentioned?

Sometimes we tell a story that if we aren’t at full tilt crazy than we are lazy…and our perception of being ‘lazy’ lets the gremlins of Guilt and Judgment and Shame into the car. They fight over who gets to ride shotgun…and sometimes who gets to drive.  If you let them, they will have you buckled up in the back seat, or worse tied up in the trunk with a gag.

Somedays it’s easy to wonder who is leading the charge.  The circus gets of control, the monkeys are in charge and it has become a three rings shit show of epic proportions.

You are not alone.

More and more people are starting to notice the crazy is at a scary level, and they don’t even know where to start to change it.  We have so many stories we tell around it, so many Jones to keep up with and compare ourselves to and not enough hours in the day to get to the bottom of the to do list that seems to get longer vs shorter.

Sound familiar?

I was there once too. It happens one layer at a time, little by little. You think you have got your arms around it and you are in complete control, until one day…you aren’t.  You can’t even find the edges of it to get your arms back around it.  The chaos and a life out of balance are controlling you.

There is a path to freedom, but first you have to clue in on what you want it to look like.  Who do you want to be?  How do you want to live?  It is is not as easy as it sounds when life steals your normal.  Sometimes you can’t even remember what it looks like anymore or who you used to be when life ran at a slower pace.

I was caught in the trap of life living me.  I was miserable.  I cried myself to sleep, cried myself to work, the bathroom at lunch, on the way to pick up kids, in the shower…where ever someone wasn’t looking. You see where I am going with all the tears?  My health was declining.  <Insert high blood sugar, thyroid problems, heartaches, headaches, back pain, weight gain, general anxiousness, crappy skin and hair and general bitchy demeanor here>.  The side effects of stress and lack of fulfillment can amputate years from your life and your spirit.

I had to pull myself out of it for the sake of my health and my family.  I had to set a better example for what life was about and what I wanted my daughters to emulate. I took steps to live with more freedom, more joy, more time and more purpose….best thing was there some fringe benefits too: better relationships and more money. Money can help with the freedom.  Freedom leads to choice.  Who doesn’t want some of those side effects?

Check out this tool I created for you here.  I have created a 7 step system, The Balance Blueprint, to help you start to dig yourself out and avoid some of the pitfalls that befell me.  Its FREE!  The path to destruction is overwhelm.  When we are overwhelmed we don’t know where to start and when we don’t know where to start we don’t take action. This keeps us stuck.  This is your clear plan of action, one step at a time.  I even offer you a free masterclass at the end.  Check it out here!

You can also and find your Balance IQ.  See where your wreck is…do you need the biggest help in your business or at home?  There are tools for each!  We are here to serve.

Drop your comments below and tell me about your biggest life balance challenge? What have you already tried?