Creating momentum within your business is a result of increasing the things that move you forward and decreasing those that hold you back. Sounds pretty simple but to have the business that we desire there are habits and repeat cycles that we need to overcome. By creating momentum, we can move past those and move toward the business and life we want.
Momentum by its nature requires a lot of upfront push to get the ball rolling. Here I have listed some of the things that you may like to implement to give your business a jump start:
Create a picture of your future success and make it a reality. If you are unable to see your vision of success, you’ll never get there. So what does success look like for you day to day? How do you want to spend your time? How do you want to define success for yourself this year. I have my vision as part of my strategic plan so it can be something I can reference everyday when I sit down to start work.
Know what you love and do what you love. You know what they say, either fix the problem or stop complaining about it. If you are not enjoying parts of your business, delegate it to someone who is probably a lot better at the task than you. Work on things that you have a natural talent and passion for and see the positive results immediately.
Set a BIG Goal! What is that big, hairy, audacious goal you want to achieve this year that will help you step into your vision of success? Write it down along with the one thing you can do today to make it happen.
Eliminate your energy “vampires” and recharge yourself. Energy drains are those things that drag you down. Things that recharge your energy can be anything that inspires you and puts you in a positive mood. Spend more time doing the things that give you energy and identify each drain and develop a strategy for getting rid of it.
Remove your fears. The greatest source of procrastination is often a deep seeded fear – fear of success, change, failure, ridicule, the unknown. Take a daily step to remove your fears by asking yourself every day, “What would I do today, if I were not afraid?”
Take control of your finances. Do you feel like you are on a treadmill, working more to pay for ever increasing expenditure? Perhaps simplifying your life is the answer. Think about having a budget to control your spending while putting money away for the longer term.
Create or join a mastermind. Identify a handful of people in your life who can help you move your life forward. Consider pulling from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, experience and opinions. Sometimes those who are most critical provide the best insights. Call on them together, or individually to help you move past any roadblocks and keep the momentum going.
Find the time. One of the biggest challenges to having the life we want is finding the time to do all we want to do. Track how you spend your time for a week. What things can you do to reduce time on unproductive activities? Be creative and find the time to do what you love to do, instead of what you have to do.
Let the inertia kick in. When the momentum starts to turn, pay attention to clues, connections, and opportunities that are presented to you. Allow your future to unfold and change in ways you might not have been able to imagine when you started dreaming.
Commit to your dreams. Creating momentum starts with commitment. Commit to doing one of the ideas above that will move you closer to your dreams.
I spend about 40% of my working week in my home office at the beach so I know how difficult it can be really focus on getting the important things done. Part of the dream for me was to have a virtual office and team. I have made that happen but we all really need to have a vision and goals to give us something to work towards. I reckon the foregoing points help me to align my days and I’m sure that they can do the same for you!
About the author:
Richard Coumans is an experienced Business Coach specialising in growing and drastically improving the profitability of entrepreneurial privately owned businesses. My skill set gives me an amazing understanding of how the numbers link to the business strategy and the practical experience to develop and implement strategy to maximize those numbers.
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