8 Easy Steps to Help You Stay Focused

 Introduction

Getting out of your comfy zone is about change. It’s about doing things you have never tried before. You’ll never push forward if you don’t try something that you are not comfortable doing.

This puts Aspirepreneurs into the zone of the unknown. The good news is that which scares us makes us stronger. And more money. This is where the power of getting outside of your comfort zone comes into play.

Here a few suggestions on how to get out of your comfy zone.

 

 Quick Tips

Remove Distractions

If your work area has many things that distract you, you may be tempted to use those distractions. Even more problematic, distractions have grown worse now that the internet offers more distractions than ever. Look for tools to help limit you limit your internet use.

Play Music in the Background

If you can, play music in the background while you are working. It has been shown that classical music works best for concentration. Maybe it’s because there is no singing to distract you. Choose whatever music genre suits you. Okay, maybe not sappy love songs. Or sad country songs.

Set Measurable Goals

If you set goals, make sure you have a way to monitor how you are doing with them, you have something to strive for. This makes it much easier to focus when you know where you are going. Keeping track of your progress is critical for goals to be achieved.

Do NOT Multitask

Many people believe they are good multitaskers. The truth is most of us are not. Our brains are not designed to take on more than one task at a time. Let’s face it. It’s better to do one job well than many jobs poorly.

Keep a Daily To List

Set up a to-do list each day. Better yet, create the list before you stop working for the day. This way you’ll have a clear picture of what needs to be done for the day. Your day will not necessarily go as scheduled. However, you can get back on track easier with a list.

Learn to Delegate

Often Sacred Luminaries take on too many tasks for any one person to finish in a day. Try delegating these extra responsibilities. Hire some help. Maybe you can find a virtual assistant or some part-time help. Oh, and try asking family members to do more around the house.

Use a Time Management System

Time management programs (cloud or software) are great because they help you track tasks you are performing on a minute-by-minute basis. Most programs allow you to run a report to see where you are spending most of your time and what needs fixing.

Find an Accountability Partner

As a Sacred Luminary, it can be easy to get distracted from what needs to get done. Find a partner who can help you keep on track with your goals and accomplishments.

Break the Rules as an Entrepreneur

 Introduction

There is no success without taking a risk and breaking some rules.

As children we were taught to obey the rules. As Aspirepreneurs, you need to know when and why to break them. Bold leaders need to create new paths. In order to do that, we need to create new ways of doing things.

Here are a few tips on the best way to break the rules.

Quick Tips

Create a New Box

Thinking outside the box is a tired clique. However, it’s still it’s still good advice. You need to think creatively. The only way anyone can think outside the box jump out and create a new box no one else occupies.

Master the Rules

In order to break the rules, you need to know them. Whether it’s marketing, business models, or leaderships styles, know what’s the norm. Learn them well enough so you can find ways to change the rules. Knowing the rules better than anyone else puts you in a better position to go against them.

 

Radiate Confidence in Yourself

If you find yourself in a position to break rules have the confidence to stand by your decision. You will need to defend why you did it and come up with an appropriate justification. Sometimes it can be as simple as the rules are obsolete and no one was brave enough to bring this fact to anybody’s attention.

Follow Your Instincts

Knowing when to break the rules is just as important as how. Use your instincts to know just the right moment to become a rebel.

It’s Okay. Swear a Little

Need permission to swear more. Here it is. Go for it. Just know when and where to swear and you’re good. Why? It can be used to create an impact. The best reason is being a word rebel can turn you into a rebel in real life.

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Ten Tips to Become a Successful Risk Taker

Are You Hesitating at the Starting Gate?

Achievement happens when you get things done. Period. Taking a risk is never easy. But we need more business leaders who are strong and empathetic. So, let’s get you started.

Don’t allow procrastination to keep you from moving forward. Implement the 10 tips below and become a successful Aspirepreneur.

 Quick Tips

Set One Powerful Goal

Decide what you want to achieve. After setting your goal, devise a plan showing the step by step process on how to achieve it. By knowing the outcome and creating a process you now know where to start and which actions to take.

Clear Your Mind Each Morning

Take time at the beginning of your day to mind dump your thoughts onto a piece of paper or journal. Spend 10 minutes writing down everything that comes into your mind. Highlight the most important tasks and emotions. This will help clear your mind and helps you prioritize what is important.

Create a To-Do List Every Night

Sacred Luminaries create a list of things they need to do the evening before. This helps you clear your mind before you go to bed. You also know what actions to take in the morning. You know have a roadmap of what needs to be accomplished.

Take Baby Steps

It’s easier to take action when you set small steps on the way to completing a bigger goal. This will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. Each step you accomplish will create a sense of accomplishment and success.

Find an Accountability Partner

Announce your goal to a friend, partner or colleague. This accountability is a great driver to taking action because you will feel a greater sense of commitment towards the goal and its completion. You will also be able to discuss your progress and this can help you discuss any potential issues that may hamper your progress and brainstorm ways to overcome them.

Remove Agonizing Distractions

Turn off your phone, close your email and social media tab. Find a way where you can work undisturbed.Reducing interruptions will ensure you have a better chance of getting into the flow of work. This will help you be more productive.

See Yourself as a Powerful Success

Tell yourself that you can and will complete the task. See yourself as successful. Make it real. Hear and see yourself working towards your goal and, achieving it. Last, experience the positive results of accomplishment.

Stop Waiting For the Right Moment

It’s easy to wait for the perfect time or situation but the chances are it will never happen. Simply get started. You will find momentum building as you start to make progress.

Be Massively Consistent

Take consistent action every day. You will start to make headway in achieving your goals. This will help you make sure your actions become a habit.

Quit Over-Thinking

Your best course of action is to get started. Stop over-thinking. It will get you nowhere and stops from you taking action. The only thing that will happen is you start is second guessing and worrying. Know what you need to do, what you are trying to achieve, and have the resources needed available.

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” Unknown

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Six Tips to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

 Introduction

Getting out of your comfy zone is about change. It’s about doing things you have never tried before. You’ll never push forward if you don’t try something that you are not comfortable doing.

This puts Aspirepreneurs into the zone of the unknown. The good news is that which scares us makes us stronger. And more money. This is where the power of getting outside of your comfort zone comes into play.

Here a few suggestions on how to get out of your comfy zone.

 Empowering Tips

 Take Baby Steps

It’s important to take risks. However, if you try to take on too many risks too fast, you will find it difficult to handle them. Go easy and take one step at a time. Be patient. Allow yourself to get used to one change at a time. Get comfortable making small risks and then try again. And again.

Shake Up Your Routine

Take a look at the activities you do each day. Are there some tasks you could do differently? Maybe you can reach out to a new person to collaborate with? Or maybe it’s time to get new training or coaching so you can reach the next level in your business. It could even be simple like trying a Matcha Latte instead of coffee.

Create New Challenges

What are you currently doing in your business? Is there something you daydream about doing something that is completely different? If you are constantly thinking about how great your business would be if you were doing something different, it is time to set new challenges.

Learn Something New

When you get too comfortable in life, it’s usually time to step up your game. This requires you to learn something new. Treat learning should as something you keep doing even after school is over. Don’t let your lack of knowledge and skills keep you stuck in a rut.

Expect The Unexpected

The one thing that you can depend on is unexpected things happening in your business. Every single day. Some unexpected events will be uneventful while others will be more urgent.  Preparation is the key. When you are prepared to handle the unexpected, you can reduce anxiety and stress when they happen.

Recruit Others to Help

Even though taking risks and moving out of your comfort zone can be scary, you don’t have to do it alone. Find friends or family to be accountability partners. Make sure you trust them to support you and your goals. Having the right people supporting you can make all the difference.

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4 Ways to Develop Better Leadership Skills

 Introduction

Getting out of your comfy zone is about change. It’s about doing things you have never tried before. You’ll never push forward if you don’t try something that you are not comfortable doing.

This puts Aspirepreneurs into the zone of the unknown. The good news is that which scares us makes us stronger. And more money. This is where the power of getting outside of your comfort zone comes into play.

Here a few suggestions on how to get out of your comfy zone.

 

 Quick Tips

Build Your Own Team

As an Aspirepreneur you don’t need to know everything. You can build a team around you to help.

Some team member suggestions are mentors, mastermind groups, colleagues, VA’s, and employees. Build a team with differing skills and knowledge from you.

Be Bold! Make Tough Decisions

Your team may not like every decision you make. That can often scare leaders into not making the right decisions, or worse, no decisions at all.

As long as you have reasons for making your decisions, you can use that to back them up when people challenge your decisions.

Delegate When Needed

Aspirepreneurs make the mistake of trying to manage everything. Sometimes it’s best to find a few strategies to help them carry out needed tasks.

Don’t worry. You are not giving up power. Delegating is quite the opposite. You are freeing up time to work on what you do best.

Don’t Hide Your Mistakes

We all makes mistakes. Aspirepreneurs are no different. When you make a mistake, be up front with your clients or customers. They will respect you more than if you to try to cover up errors. The key is to learn from your mistakes and move forward.

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