Mar 25, 2019
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION!
Welcome back and thank you for listening to my weekly podcast No More Excuses!
Hopefully you can focus for a few minutes and shut out the DISTRACTIONS! Wait! What? Huh? Haha... did your mind wander? Did something catch your attention? It happens. ALL. THE. TIME.
Last week's podcast was about "doing a little more each day than you think you can", and in-turn this helps you KEEP ON KEEPING ON! What MORE did you do? What did you realize you were capable of? It's actually more like, "what are you WILLING TO DO for YOU?" To get the results you want and generate progress toward your goals?
In last week's podcast I shared a story about how one of my clients and her team were KEEPING ON KEEPING ON! How they were persevering in the face of misfortune. How they were staying focused and doing just a little bit more each day to stay on top of their orders and not fall behind in spite of being short staffed.
Another person I heard from – this example ties in one other thing I preach about... REWARDING YOURSELF! Due to allowing distractions to get her off-track, she had fallen behind. Her list kept growing and growing and she was stressed out and frustrated. When she contacted me, we discussed what she COULD DO / was WILLING TO DO to get caught up. I learned that what she had done was cut out any "me-time", no REWARDS, no mental break. Hmmmm. The idea to add back in her "me-time" may seem counter-productive, but, she wasn't allowing herself the time to refocus.
Listen in as I talk about what she did and the RESULT! It's cool as how sometimes just ONE conversation can make such a huge shift for someone!
And again, what are you WILLING TO DO FOR YOU?
Everyone gets off-track. Even ME! Distractions are everywhere. And, as much as I love my lists to stay FOCUSED, that doesn't always keep the distractions of life, and responsibilities away.
Listen in this week as I also talk about a client who wasn't responding to my email check-ins, which seemed strange. She had some LIFE distractions in the form of KIDS and DOCTOR appointments.
When running a business, you have to figure it out. Yes, RUB YOUR BELLY and PAT YOUR HEAD! She and I spoke briefly, and when we meet we'll see how things are going, and then discuss "what more she can do each day to get back on-track".
In this podcast, I also talk about something that distracted me and is now bleeding over into this week as I was told "it would be handled", and now I have to handle it. Trust me, the pointy-shoes are on and the whip is out. When I get to this point, after as much time as I, as well as a few others, have put in, it's time for this DISTRACTION to end! So we can all FOCUS on our clients!
Distractions take away your energy, productivity and steal your TIME! But sometimes you can't ignore them, like kids LOL, but you also have to get back on-track.
Listen in this week, and because it is the END of March and the close of the 1st Quarter, you'll need to be checking in on your progress toward your goals, you can see what's DISTRACTED (or distracting) you and how did you get back ON track? Or... have you?
If the distraction is still an issue, or perhaps you haven't been able to get back on-track (like the person I mentioned above), email me, let's set up a time to chat!
Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you!