One question I hear a lot is: “How do I work Smarter? Not Harder? There are only so many hours in the day! How can I grow my business or career without working 70 hours a week? I know it’s possible, I just don’t know what to do differently.”
When you get the feeling that you’re pushing rocks up hill, spinning your wheels and not reaching your goals, it’s a good time to pause and see what’s working and perhaps more importantly what’s NOT working to grow your business. As you take inventory, you can reconfigure your short-term and long-term goals as necessary, letting go of the things that no longer work for you or the growth of your business, thus allowing you to work smarter by eliminating some of the harder pieces.
As we all know, letting go can be easier said than done though. Many folks have found that having a business coach can help them see through their own self-induced fog to see more clearly what they might be holding onto unnecessarily (disempowering perspectives, habits, or even relationships), longer than they need for fear of change. The fear of what lies in the unknown and in the blank spaces left behind. Quite often though we think we are better off in the “known” place ( but perhaps unhappy or even miserable place) rather than some place in the “unknown” that may be far better than where we currently are standing.
This blank space though is the “Field of Pure Potentiality” as some would call it; the place where all things are possible when we put our hearts and minds to the task.
Imagine, what’s possible if you were to let go of the issue you’re pushing against? And if you can’t simply let it go, how can you shift your perspective or attitude about it so it becomes less stressful and difficult to deal with? What’s the path of least resistance here? What are the other options that you may not have considered yet?
So as you continue to move forward in your day, your week and your year, get clear on what you want to create next, as well as what you need to leave behind (those dang rocks!). Then you can step fully into the open space that remains and fill it with new energy, new creations and new possibilities.
Possibilities that align more effectively with your true skills, talents and abilities, helping you to operate in “the Zone” and working more effectively, (a.k.a. Working Smarter…). For more ideas and tips on how to stay in “the Zone”, you can subscribe to my Inspired Business ezine and also listen in to my new radio show: Inspired Business – Courage, Risk & Raising a Ruckus on Vivid Life Radio!
Question to Ponder:
What can you let go of today that will create a quantum leap for you personally or professionally?
Michele Molitor is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and is the Founder of Nectar Consulting, Inc. She is an executive coach, business consultant, artist and speaker working with business owners, executives and their teams. She assists them in moving past obstacles to set clear goals and marketing strategies that consistently attract their ideal clients, close more sales and enhance the bottom line results.
She is a co-author of “A Guide to Getting It: A Clear Compelling Vision”, as well as editor and co-author of her ebook “Got Expert? Key Insights and Advice from Today’s Expert’s – Vol. 1 & 2″. She has designed and lead a myriad of customized programs and workshops for personal, professional and business growth.
To learn more about her unique approach to helping busy executives and business owner’s grow their organizations and receive your complimentary Business & Leadership Assessment tools, visit our website at www.NectarConsulting.com or find her on Facebook.