When asked what I would have done differently if I were to get to do life, business again…
My first thought is, I’m not sure I would.
I thoroughly believe we are where we are supposed to be. We have lessons to learn and things to figure out. Some things may take a bit longer than, perhaps, they should have, but really says who? If we are not ready to learn or even ready to look for the right answers, well, then we are not. I do however, believe, it’s important to always look for solutions. And I’m thinking that’s why you are even reading this little tidbit. So I’m hoping I can hand you some support today.
First, if you didn't know. I want you to know, you can do anything.
It might not look exactly how you were thinking it would, or it might not be exactly the route you were planning to take, but it can be done.
If you have a big (or small for that matter) vision, I have rounded up some thoughts that I believe are great tools to make it happen.
Connect with entrepreneurs, they are another breed in comparison to 9-5ers. Let me clarify that absolutely nothing is wrong with 9-5ers, it’s just a very different way of thinking. Sometimes it can be lonely in the entrepreneur world where friends and family might not get at all what you are doing and why you are doing it. Other entrepreneurs will, and they will challenge you in a good way.
Being ok in the uncomfortable is something that might not sound fun, but when you have done the uncomfortable just a few times, you begin to get used to it in order to take leaps in the direction you want to go.
Create habits to be organized from the get go. As your business grows, so does the disorganization and it makes it so much harder to catch up, vs if you develop tools to be organized from the start. It saves you from a whole lot of unnecessary stress.
Be ok to be seen, I’m still working on this one, so this is a reminder for myself as much as it is for you. You have knowledge to share, let the people who need it know. You are doing a disservice if you are not.
Ask questions and be curious, instead of looking at people in awe of how they live and do things, ask questions and listen to what they have done to get there and most importantly how they are thinking.
Be excited for change, we are born to change, for some reason change is often looked at as a bad word… it’s only a bad word if you don’t want to put the effort into creating something extraordinary.
Be hungry for knowledge, read more. If something is holding you back from something else, research it and learn about it. If you think of yourself as a non-reader, it’s time to remove that non part. It will be your best gift to yourself.
Your health. It is more important than anything you’ve got. If you don’t have health, you have nothing… Move every day, improve your cardio, strengthen your muscles and eat what fuels you, not just what tastes or looks good. [Oh and dance! 😉 ]
Be with and listen to yourself. Your inner wisdom knows way more than you think. If you think you know better, it will let you know with subtle to loud hints. If you listen, life somehow just flows.
Have a diverse group of friends and travel often. You will not expand your mind unless you expand your circle of friends and the people you meet. There are people out there with a completely opposite way of thinking than you and believe it’s the most normal thing in the world. It’s wild, when you are challenged by that, like it blows your mind kind of wild. Yet, they want the same thing you want; to be understood, to be respected and loved.
Which brings me to my last one.
Always, always be respectful and listen to the other person. Even if they are not respectful to you. This one is not easy, but by being the bigger person you are helping evolve humankind. A couple of reminders, if a person is upset with you, it most likely has absolutely nothing to do with you. If they don’t make sense, remember we have so many different experiences that guide us, cultural perspectives and connections to things, that 99.9% of the time, it comes down to communication and listening to each other. You want to be understood, so do they.