You feel like you don’t have enough time to start or grow your business. You also can’t figure out how people can be so productive when they have a 9-5 job, kids, and mortgages to juggle.
Did they become masters of time management?
There’s no secret. It simply boils down to mapping out a smart routine and adhering to it. You need to regain control of your schedule and set goals. Why? Because your budding business is begging you to get with the program.
If you expect to command a fee for your product or service then consider adopting the F.E.E. mindset to get results.
What is the F.E.E. mindset? Glad you asked; it’s 1/2 mindset and 1/2 lifestyle design. Now let’s take a closer look.
Frame Of Mind
Decide if you are willing not just wishing. You need to tune your mind to the idea of putting in the effort required to follow through with your idea. Commit to gaining momentum because most of the battle is won by taking that first step.
At this phase your mindset should be accepting of the future sacrifices you’ll need to make in order to achieve your goals.
Over-indulge your tweeting habit and I promise you those urges won’t get you any closer to your goals. Honestly, the only solution is to log out of your social networks (if used solely for play), shut off the TV, and get to work.
But how do you find the motivation to shut out distractions? One hack that may work for you is a nifty mind control trick. Envision your project or item on your “to do” list being complete and a) your feeling of self-accomplishment and b) people, customers, or you enjoying the value you’ve provided from completing that task.
Now practice slipping that thought into your conscious mind to light a fire under you whenever you’re flushing time down the drain.
You have your mind made up; you’re going to follow through this time. You’ve identified the time-robbing distractions that plague you and thwarted them with a motivational mind trick. Now you’ll rediscover pockets of time each day that you can use to sneak in some progress.
Spending an hour fewer per day watching TV? Suddenly, Mrs. Real Estate Agent, you have more time to find interested home buyers using Twitter search.
Try cutting out Farmville and YouTube surfing and use your rediscovered hours to network with other online business owners.
The more disciplined you become about making daily progress the “luckier” you will become in business. Hint: it really isn’t luck, it’s simply being proactive and advancing one step closer to your desired result each and every day.
Your 2011 Productivity
Use the FEE mindset to make 2011 a banner year for all your endeavors. Which tricks and life hacks do you use to get more done? Share your tips below.