You waste time chasing what someone else wants.
You waste money on programs you don’t need.
You waste energy worrying and procrastinating (and then feeling guilty afterward).
It all comes down to a form of self doubt that is completely manageable: Clarity.
I’m a guest expert in a telesummit in a few weeks and I was going over some prep notes for my talk on finding clarity in a frustrating world. I realized how common (and manageable) this challenge is for women and I want this post to help you diagnose and move forward.
First you have to identify that your lack of progress in getting what you want IS lack of clarity. I have 3 signs that immediately remind me it’s time to get back to the basics:
- I procrastinate. When I’m feeling foggy, I’ll decide I need to repaint the bathroom and then spend 2 days thinking about paint, colour schemes and bathroom decor. Sometimes a break is warranted and a break-through soon follows but if you find yourself focusing on non-goal oriented tasks more than once every few months, you’re procrastinating.
- I give up. I get so overwhelmed at choices that I think why bother and spend a few hours in a complete, whiny funk. Luckily, I’ve gotten really good a noticing when I slip into overwhelm mode and I reach out for support from my best friend in business! If you get the urge to throw in the towel more than once a week, you’re overwhelmed.
- I chase every new program, sign up for every single teleseminar and decide that what I REALLY need is to learn more about (fill in the blank with latest lifestyle/biz fad). This is really common (it’s called Bright Shiny Object Syndrome) if you’re new to business, or making a niche/brand switch. The internet is a blessing and a curse because SO much information is readily available. If you see your calendar filled with more than 1 teleseminar a week OR if you are on more than 10 eZine lists, Bright Shiny Object syndrome could be your clarity challenge.
Obviously these are fairly subjective signs that you lack clarity, but the underlying theme is serious: without clarity you are wandering aimlessly, unhappily, unsuccessfully through life and then beating yourself up at the end of the day when you’re no closer to your goal.
Once you’ve dumped the Junk not working, you can easily identify what you want and move forward. It’s pretty easy to just do it, when you know what to do AND why you’re doing it.
If you think you need help dumping the Junk, let me know! I’m here to help (and it’s a painless process, honest). Grab your Dump The Junk & Be Happy ebook to get started.
I hate to say it, but if you don’t like your life (business, relationship, neighbourhood, job….) you are the only one responsible for changing it. That means that you have to do something different, to get different results.
Here is what will happen when you try something different: YOU WILL GET IN YOUR OWN WAY!
Good morning lovely readers!
I’ve been waiting for this day for months and it’s finally here. It’s like waiting for Christmas morning (I love that feeling) and I can now officially reveal my FREE Limited Edition follow up to Dump The Junk & Be Happy:
Positive emotions attract abundance. The happier you are, the more things you find to be happy about. The same goes for money — the better you feel about money (or your business or job) the more opportunities you’ll notice.
Negative emotions are destructive. They flood your body with stress hormones, which make you sick, cause cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure. When stressed, you’re more likely to smoke, drink, eat poorly and NOT exercise. This causes you to feel worse, and the cycle continues. Dump the Junk already.
You have a job to take the stress off and release any money worries while you’re starting your business (that’s just smart). Often, these jobs only widen the gap between where you are and where you want to go, turning you into an unhappy, resentful and frustrated person. This is very bad energy for client attraction, and only exacerbates your situation.