This is the year we declared greatness in our lives. This is the year we promised to stop procrastinating and GET IT DONE! This is the year we committed to launch our business. We have made some great resolutions, now it’s time to start generating some amazing results. As we come to the close of this second month of the new year, it is important to stay focused and encouraged. Many of us have already blown our diets, stopped going to the gym, and have spent all the money we planned to save, so……… let’s not allow our dream of launching a business follow that pattern.
One of my favorite quotes is:” If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always gotten” -Tony Robbins
This means it’s time to look a little deeper into our game plan for 2017. Here are a few things to consider as we stay true to our dreams and truly make 2017 the year of the BOSS:
1.Trust your gut!! We’ve heard this many times before, but how many times have we overlooked that gut feeling and walked right into a pit? Then we kick ourselves later, because we already knew we should have make a different decision. A valuable message to the Boss of 2017: Trust yourself. Trust your instincts. Step intentionally in the direction of your instincts. You will find creativity, inspiration, and solutions on that path- just trust your gut to lead the way.
2.Do right by people, and people will do right by you. Maybe not the exact same people, but the good deed will be returned. When launching a new business, it easy to get absorbed with what you need and what your business needs. As a 2017 Boss, it’s important to remember to GIVE, not just receive. Many people are in a hustle and grind mindset, which is necessary during a launch. However, it is equally important to give and build relationships along the way. You never know who will help you out one day, so plant seeds of kindness along the journey.
3.Pay attention to who claps when you win. Not everyone that’s with you is for you. I usually keep posts light and positive, however, this is a topic that must be addressed. It’s a painful lesson but very valuable to have this in mind before it happens. This is just a note of caution, especially when sharing your dream. Guard your gifts and limit your inner circle. In the post WHAT WOULD A BOSS DO?, I share the concept of developing a Boss Council. Check out the full post for a full explanation, in the meantime, just pay attention to who is really for you and who is just hanging around.
4.Focus on possibilities, not limitations. One of the main reasons we get off track with planning a business launch is that we start focusing on the limitations. We stress about the time, energy, finances, and lose sight of the abundance of possibilities. In my book, “Think Like A Boss”– I share that one of the important keys to being a Boss is to be Open-minded. As a 2017 Boss, we must remain open to the possibilities, instead of complaining about the limitations. There is a quote by Confucius which says- “ He who says he can and he who says he cannot, are both usually correct.” We get what we focus on, if you want more possibilities- focus on possibilities.
Stay tunes for part two of this article coming next week. In the meantime, get out there and be amazing!! This is your year!!