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How Do Fears Block Success

Fear Maryann Williamson is famous for her quote, "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us."

It's a fact and I see it all the time in working with my business coaching clients. Sometimes we all need a little assistance in reaching our greatest goals. 

How do you know if fear is blocking your success?

Watch for these signs:

There will be things you can do that would help drive your success forward, but you hesitate and don't do those things, even though you know that it will be a big benefit to you.

There will be things you MUST do or else there will be consequences. You respond by procrastinating and not doing them.

There will be times you have to step up to lead. You don't listen to the call. Instead, you bury your head instead of responding. The end result is nothing occurs. 

How do you turn the tide?

One word, "Awareness."

You must be aware of your patterns and "catch" yourself in the act of self sabotage. 

Once you're aware of your actions, you can intentionally reverse the tide.

Through awareness you have the opportunity to decide to take new actions. Instead of procrastinating out of fear, you act in spite of those fears to achieve a result you desire.

When you do that, the heavy feeling in your body lifts. You feel hopeful and energized. You feel ready to continue to lead instead of blending in to a mediocore pack.

The problem is, building that awareness and acting in spite of your fears can be difficult to achieve on your own.

You can choose one of three ways to move forward:

1. Business Coaching

2. Peer based supportive masterminding

3. Personal self discipline

Of those 3 options, coaching has a statistical success rate of 88%. 

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Scheduling, NO WAY!

To Do List Yesterday we talked about getting stuff done. 

Today we'll talk about when you'll actually do all that 'stuff.' 

The most under utilized secret to greater productivity is the concept of scheduling.

Here's how scheduling works.

Make a list of all the things you need to do for your small business today.

Prioritize the list, from highest to lowest priority.

The highest priority items relate to generating revenue or fulfilling orders already placed. 

The lowest priority items are important but not as time sensitive. 

Once you have your list prioritized, open your scheduling tool and set an exact time and date for accomplishing your most important tasks. 

Continue until all tasks have an exact time and date scheduled. Those dates may be today, later this week or even later this month. 

Then keep those appointments with yourself consistently.

That's it. I know what you're thinking, "That is way to hard to do."

And you're right, it is. The difference between focused success and no productivity is planning and scheduling. 

Most people won't be disciplined enough to do it. Those that are reap the rewards of success and greater profitability. 

It's really just a new mindset to learn and embrace. If you need help, get coaching or if you're able to hold yourself accountable take Simpleology 101 for free

Getting Stuff Done

Reinvent Yourself Gears When it comes to getting tasks, goals or anything else done, there's one secret to understand. 

I think Mark Joyner explains it very well in his Simpleology programs. Mark teaches that we all have 3 sources of power.

They are:

  1. Time
  2. Energy
  3. And money

How we use those sources of power dictates what we can accomplish in day, week, month, year or career.

If you don't have a lot of money, use your time and personal energy to accomplish your goals. 

If you have money, invest it. Hire people and leverage their time and energy to complete important tasks. 

Before you can do any of it, relate how every task you have to accomplish brings you closer to your desired outcome, also known as your goals.

Using your power wisely and knowing how tasks lead to accomplishment is one secret of getting more done every day.  

Let's face it. If you don't know where you're heading, how will you ever get there?