As a busy, multi-dimensional small business owner, I know how hard it is to re-calibrate after the holidays have come and gone. From getting the kids back on schedule, getting back to your normally scheduled routine for business, sometimes things can become a bit overwhelming if you’re not careful, and it’s because of that, that I want to share with you how you can implement these 3 easy things that will get you re-focused and centered after the holidays have passed.
Now if you follow me on Facebook, you heard me talk about this on the broadcast this morning, and I’ll leave that replay at the end of the post for you to enjoy!
How to: 3 Things to Get You Re-Focused After the Holidays
1.Review your goals
Now you might think that I’m speaking to the obvious here, and I am, lol.
Sometimes things are so obvious that we forget to pay attention to them, which is why this step is so important and crucial. But I don’t only want you yo review your goals, I want you to prioritize them, and find the one thing that you can work on that has the power to positively influence everything else that you are trying to do. And that’s where the magic will happen.
You see often times, we put a lot of infasis on setting goals, but we don’t go the next step and truly prioritize how you want to accomplish your goals, and it makes accomplishing them hard. So what I generally like to do, and what I would suggest you do is,
- Use a numbering system from maybe 1-3, 1 being the most important it has to happen now, and 3 being the least.
- Once you’ve assigned all of your goals a number ranking from 1-3, start to look at your 1’s.
- Once you’ve identified all of those 1’s, determine the single “1” that you can work on that has the power to help you accomplish everything else. If it doesn’t exist, then it may be an indication that your goals are off, and we need to identify what you should do to make that happen. (We’ll talk more on this later.)
Once that’s all done, you can now look at the next step.
2. Ask for Help
I know that there is a major misconception out there that you are superwoman, you know all of what’s best, and you can handle everything yourself, and sister you are dead wrong! Lol.
I’m sorry did I burst your bubble? Good…
Let me help you for a second, I know that I don’t know everything and I don’t even try! I learned a long time ago, that my time is much better spent, building and developing my strengths, than it is, trying to develop in an area where I am weak. I also learned that I will only take my business as far as my weakness will carry me so it’s important that I find people and processes that are strong where I am weak, and use my time doing ONLY THE THINGS THAT ONLY I CAN DO.
When I started asking for help, not only in my business, but in my personal life as well, I saw a tremendous change in my productivity and my overall happiness.
There is nothing wrong with asking someone to help you accomplish your goals, in fact it’s the smartest thing that you can do! When you realize the value in surrounding yourself with people that can do things that you can’t do, everything about how you run your life changes for the better. So get over the fear of asking for help.
In fact, [ctt template=”3″ link=”rf58R” via=”yes” ]one of the first questions that I always ask myself, and I encourage you to do the same is, “Who do I know that can get this done?” @kaewhitaker[/ctt]
3. Get Re-Organized
The final thing that I love to do when I’m trying to get re-focused is to get re-organized. I generally will redecorate my work space, my filing system, my journals, or anything that I can find, just so it can have a new and polished look. I’m always in the pursuit of something pretty so I’m constantly changing the look of something to give me a renewed sense of commitment, and quite frankly it’s fun.
Let’s be honest, the weight of life and entrepreneurship is not always something that is pleasurable, so any chance that I get to make a fun impact on the way I accomplish my goals, I run with it. This may seem like something frivolous to you, but I can guarantee you that this whole process of getting re-focused is way simpler than what you would make it. You are supposed to have fun, you are supposed to enjoy what you do, and if making an area calm and serene will help you re-center your focus and increase your productivity, then I’m going to tell you to do it every single time.
So re-do something, if pretty and calm isn’t your thing, then create something that is, but do it in the name of getting back on track so you can start to have fun working in your business.
To close, being an entrepreneur, I believe, is one of the greatest gifts that God has given me, and in order for me to be a good steward over the gift, it’s important that I’m focused on it; and let’s face it, sometimes coming back from the holidays can be a challenge to do. So I encourage you, even if it’s not my tips, to find something that will not take a lot to get your focus back on what’s important so you don’t waist too much time at the beginning of the year trying to bounce back.
This is the process that I will use, just to get me back into the swing of things, you are more than welcome to tweak it to fit your lifestyle, and whatever you do, get it done.
It’s the beginning of a new year, which means you have another opportunity to start fresh in the pursuit of your goals. You’ve worked hard all last year, and coming back from all of that end of the year partying sometimes can prove to be a challenge, but the great news is there is a process you can follow, and you can tweak it to your liking!
I hope this post has proven to be helpful for you and there is at least one thing you can take away from this post. I’m also including the Facebook Live replay for you to enjoy right here on the blog! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments!
Happy New Year!
Let me know if you’ll be trying this in the comments below!