The Elusive Winning Mindset.
I don’t share personal struggle stories as a general rule. I think we should just all get on with it. Get to the point. Don’t faff around, just get stuff done. A true no-nonsense approach.
Both said we should share the shadow, not just the highs but the woes too. Not just “look how well I do this thing cos I'm awesome, and so can you.” But the reality that a lot of the time I don’t 'just get on with it' and get stuff done.
I found a lot of the time I don’t have a winning mindset. That it’s fair to middling at best.
I found a lot of the time I don’t have a winning mindset. That it’s fair to middling at best. Click To Tweet
There have been plenty of days this year when I've retreated under the doona and got stuff all done. Too many actually. I let the overwhelm of running a house and three kids by myself, and building a business I can be proud of, get to me. Big time.I have had days of absolute inactivity and felt like a complete and utter loser. Of binge-watching TV shows and not thinking about anything. Of sleeping during the day when the kids were at school. Giving myself permission to rest when really I needed to be hustling, creating, networking. Growing my bank balance and offering my expertise to others.
Running a business from home for me is dangerous. It means I have access to my pj's and ugg boots at all times. That my comfy doona and warm oh-so-squishy comfortable bed is a mere 15 metres from my desk.
That it feels like I have an unlimited amount of time in my day because I can just do it later on, right? After my nap.
Running a business from home for me is dangerous. It means I have access to my pj's and ugg boots at all times Click To Tweet
Those activities don’t improve my mental health but actually make it worse. Moving, fresh air, meeting people, listening to music, eating well - that’s what works for me.
2016 has been a year of planning 'til it hurts. Of reflecting and busting through ‘blocks'. Giving in too often to the overwhelming desire to do absolutely nothing far too many times.
Because then I can’t fail I guess. Then I don’t have to make hard decisions or the scary stuff like “sell”. I can just immerse myself in planning, learning, strategising, and buying another notebook, planner, and some pens. Download another thing, sign up for another challenge or buy another e-course.
When Planning Has to Give Way To Doing
So how have I made myself get stuff done when I feel pretty rubbish a lot of the time? How did I launch my successful Lights Camera Lipstick video marketing challenge and sign up nearly 100 people in a little over a month?
I had to have a stern word with myself and follow some tried and tested strategies I've used over the years.
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