How To Create More Peace In Your Business

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Being an entrepreneur is an exhilarating ride.

There are ups & downs.

When things are going great it's like living in the roaring 20's.

BUT when things are not going so great....well...it is like a black cloud follows you around. Is there a way to create some ying & yang within your business?

I believe there is a way. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look at a few different areas within your business and how you can create more peace and balance in those areas. 

How do you create that ideal balance within your business and in your life?

 

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3 Easy Ways To Create Unlimited Peace In Your Business

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Are you one of those people that has a to-do list for your to-do list and nothing ever gets completed?

Or are you constantly telling yourself I will finally finish (fill in the blank) project next week but next week comes and your project is still not done?

Do you feel like your that little hamster in the wheel that keeps moving fast but never goes anywhere? Cute little fella:)

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BUT doesn’t this leave you feeling stressed out?

Well it’s time for the madness to STOP!

It’s a New Year. And it is time to take action to create unlimited peace in your business. Here are 3 easy ways to do just that!

1. SCHEDULE EVERYTHING

I know this sounds crazy but successful entrepreneurs like Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income swears by it.  On a recent podcast episode of Christy's Wright's Business Boutique, He stated that "everything get's scheduled". This includes time with his family. He says that if it doesn't get scheduled then it doesn't get done.

Pat also suggests, creating a list and putting things in order of priority and listing out all the things you need to do. This will help you to see what things are really important to tackle or what is just keeping you "busy" but not producing real results in your business.  A great tool to use for scheduling items is Google Calendar which is included in Google's G Suite platformTrello is a project management tool that can be used to brainstorm your list of priorities. 

2. USE TIME BLOCKING

You know how this goes: Your knee deep in your zone of genius and the phone rings or an email notification goes off and your focused is gone. In the book The 12 Week Year, They suggest using a system called time blocking. It is categorized into 3 buckets of time:

  • 3 Hour Strategic Blocks which is where you eliminate all distractions to focus on the one pre-planned project that you must complete for the day.

  • Buffer Blocks - These are smaller timeframes (30 minutes to an hour) to deal with low-value tasks such as email responding or responding to a phone message.

  • Breakout Blocks - This is pre-planned time scheduled for leisure activity. This block is about 3 hours during your normal business hours during the week where you can get OUT of the office and go do something fun and relaxing like yoga or going for a walk in nature. This will help you to feel re-energized and ready to tackle your business goals.

3. STOP MULTITASKING

According to an article in Time Magazine, Dr. Kubu a neuropsychologist at the Cleveland Clinic stated that "We are wired to be mono-taskers. One study found that just 2.5% of people are able to multitask effectively. And when the rest of us attempt to do two complex activities simultaneously, it is simply an illusion."

The research is clear: multitasking isn't an efficient use of your time.

Check out this article that list some ideas about how you can stop multitasking. I especially liked idea #1. 

It is time to take action. You can use these 3 ideas to create unlimited peace in your business. I will leave you with this quote from my favorite new book The 12 Week Year:

"A year from now you will wish you would have started today."

Do you have some easy ideas that you use to create peace throughout your day? I would love to hear them.

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GO IN PEACE

photo courtesy of Stuart Miles|Freedigitalphotos.net

photo courtesy of Stuart Miles|Freedigitalphotos.net

It's so easy to run yourself down while trying to help others so much that you find yourself in the need of care. Sound familiar? I previously listed ways you can live more intentional in 2017 by staying fit & removing the distractions in your life. Now it's time to seek out the #3 way to live more intentional in 2017:

Practice Meditation Type Activities

I will admit that I am still working on being in a quiet peaceful state. But I am learning when to say "NO" to tasks or activities that disturb the balance in my life. Some tools that I use to get back on track are:

Listening to spa type music that I find on my cable station Music Choice and of course they have an app to download so you can take your slice of serentity with you on a hike.

Practicing yoga by subscribing to my favorite yogi Rodney Yee at Gaia.com. Mr. Yee has been apart of my yoga experience for along time. I still consider myself a beginner but his training is great no matter what stage your in.

Finding quiet time first thing in the morning & just before I drift off to sleep at night to pray to God. This is my time to thank my Lord & saviour Jesus for waking me up in the morning and bringing me back home in one piece at night. Sometimes I listen to worship music to get my mindset in the right direction or a sermon. I like Pastor Rick Warren, John Gray, Joyce Meyers, Steven Furtick & of course TD Jakes. They all provide me with a different perspective on how to stay connected to my faith that feeds my soul.

What about you? What are some ways that you seek to establish more peace & balance in your life so that you can continue to serve others? Sharing is caring.