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Boom! What a year so far. High five, hugs, and knuckles! I’m having fun and making big strides on my Hero’s Journey. How is the year turning out for you?
I’m always looking to learn something new and this year is no different. I like to pause and reflect each quarter to recognize and acknowledge strategies that are working for me.
Check out the big 3 I’m digging this year:
1. Embrace Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a lifestyle. It’s awareness and being present in the moment. It means having the ability to take a split second pause before you react to a circumstance. This is an ideal skill for the new entrepreneur and dreamer.
I embrace mindfulness when acknowledging that many of my family and friends do not engage with the content I publish. In my younger days, that would have upset me.
While I’d love for them to be involved in my journey, mindfulness enables me to look at the situation with empathy. I can experience it without judgment and not take it personally when they don’t interact. They just might have other things on their plate. It’s not about me.
Check out “Bring it on Drama!” to see other examples and how mindfulness can help you achieve a different outcome.
The key benefit with mindfulness is it enables you to move on and focus on peace and love without judgment.
2. Recognize Resistance
I know resistance will always be around, so it’s good to be knowledgeable and prepared to fight back. The key is to recognize it first.
Resistance is a familiar foe I’ve battled many times. Early on in my journey I didn’t understand what it was and the power that it had over me.
Steven Pressfield explains resistance brilliantly in his book, The War of Art. It’s a must have resource for anyone looking to create something.
Resistance’s sole purpose is to stop you from doing what you are meant to do. It influences your thoughts and will knock you off track. You won’t even know what hit you.
As an entrepreneur, it is highly important to familiarize yourself with the power of resistance so you can recognize it and make adjustments. It’s always attacking your dreams and will shut you down with limiting beliefs.
Check out “Boom! Take That Resistance!” to see a deeper explanation and a personal story of how I overcame resistance.
3. Take Massive Action
So you take a lot of action? Are you familiar with passive action versus massive action? Yep, knowing the difference is super important when it comes to your dreams.
Passive action is all about consumption. It involves consuming content. Reading blogs. Listening to podcasts. Watching webinars. Buying books. All cool things I love to do.
Massive action involves creation and application to get results. In simple terms if you want to share blogs with the world you must first write the blog (creation) and then press the publish button (application).
As entrepreneurs and dreamers, there is a tendency to get stuck in too much passive action. You built a great website yet you can be slow to publish the first blog post or ask for that first customer.
Passive action is fun until you realize too much of it can be holding you back from accomplishing your dream. You need to make sure you are taking enough massive action to go along with it. Please reference “Busted! Are you taking too much action?” to get the full scoop with more examples.
There you have it. These mindset strategies have kick started my year with more efficiency, focus, and energy. Try them out and see how they work for you. I would love to hear what your big three are?
Want some more tips? Please check out my free ebook: Thought About It, 3 Strategies to Kick Ass at Life
High fives and knuckles,