While I'm gearing up for possibly the biggest, most important day of my life I can't help but feel guilty. Throughout our day-to-day lives we have so many balls that we juggle in the air, such as family, kids, work, life… At some point, One of those balls gets neglected based on what's going on in other areas of our lives.
Over the last few months I can't help but feel that my business has taken the backseat to planning the big day along with juggling family and kids and schedules. The guilt is my own. I place it on myself and while I have still had my Advisory Groups every month over the summer and plenty of one on one sessions with clients, the planning and strategy for my business has fallen to the wayside. And so the guilt has set in.
One of the things I preach most to my clients is that ‘when you fail to plan, you may as well plan to fail’. So while on my run this morning, the time I use to try and clear my head, I felt the need to write a post about the importance of commitment, focus and me-time. No matter how busy we get, there are always a few minutes we can find in the day to commit to something that’s truly important to us. I needed my run today so I made sure I got it in - even if it was just 30 minutes. I’ve beens saying for months that I need to be more consistent with my social media and blogging but yet have not fully tackled it. So, I’m killing two birds with one stone.
Growing a successful business means making a commitment. If you’re a commitment-fobe in other aspects of your life, chances are, that will spill over to being an entrepreneur as well. You need to be able find time to focus on your business, have the determination to make it a success and be willing to do whatever it takes to get your shit done. I might be slammed with other things in life right now(like 39 family members and a huge wedding), but making sure I’m finding time here and there to keep my business going is a priority and it deserves my attention - just like a kid or spouse or a friend. The excuse… ‘life got in the way’ won’t put money in your business bank account.
The best part about getting it done, is the satisfaction you feel after doing it… no matter how small it is. I know that I can look back at today and feel like I have not totally neglected my business or left my client or my business ball ‘hanging mid air’.
Do ONE thing today for your business that you’ve been putting off. Find a few minutes, commit to it and get it done. It will put you one step closer to where you want to be. Happy Friday. #FosterItFriday #Fostering101