Handmade Biz Tip #10.
Do you ever feel stressed because you’re never *done*? Like your to-do list is ever-expanding.
You’re not alone, and it’s okay!
Do you find time has gone by, and you wonder ‘what have I achieved’ today… this week… this month… or even, this year?
This often comes about because we get caught up in the urgent tasks in our business – filling orders, answering emails – and neglect the important long-term planning and business development that actually moves our business forward.
By having a set time, at least once a month (or, if you can’t manage that, then every quarter) to purely focus on long-term goals, priorities, and planning, you should see a marked increase in your business momentum, and in how accomplished you feel!
In this members-only episode, I outline my advice on how to have an effective planning day. One that will not only be super-effective, but also, super-enjoyable!
Listen to the Intro:
I know I still get a little bit of fear when I launch a new product, publish a post or start a new project. Even after almost 10 years in business! That feeling never goes away completely, but it does lessen as you do it over and over and over again.
This week I’m bringing you one of the very first episodes I ever created. In it, I discuss 4 things that might be acting as roadblocks on your path to success – and how to face and overcome each one.
Also! Thriver Circle membership is opening for the final time in 2017!
Membership opens 11am Wednesday morning AEST, and closes 11am Saturday morning AEST.
You can find out all about the Circle and join right here – and head on over to this page to find out all the details on the Your Year to Thrive course that you get exclusive access to as a member of the Circle.
Do you ever feel like you’re not a ‘real entrepreneur’?
Yeah, me too. And so does my guest this week, Kate Toon – who happens to be the author of How to be a Misfit Entrepreneur.
I met Kate at the Artful Business Conference this year, and promptly invited her to come on the show, because I loved the way she approached ‘being an entrepreneur’.
We have a lot of laughs, and chat about what it means to grow a business YOUR way – and how to own that and be proud of it, rather than feel like you’re somehow not doing it right.
Do you worry that you aren’t doing enough? That your business isn’t growing fast enough? That you should be where that person is?
I’m here to tell you that this is a super-common feeling. AND that you need to stop looking at and comparing yourself to those other businesses out there.
You can only do what YOU can do. You cannot compare your insides to someone else’s outsides.
That is: maybe you have a job, and children, and elderly parents, and a partner, and hobbies… etc etc. In other words – your life only leaves you with a certain amount of time free to work on your business.
Your free time may be vastly different to that person’s free time.
Stop acting like you’re in a race with other people. The only race is with yourself.