June 21, 2011

Two Things You Can Do To Self-Start

Here are two things you can do to self-start!

Begin NOW:
  1. Take the next step towards your goal. Think about 3-4 things you could do to get you closer to your end goal.
  2. Then take the flying leap. Too scary? Form an advisory board to help you move along towards your dream.

June 16, 2011

Three More Tips for Self-Starters

Last week I shared three tips for self-starters... This week, I wanted to share three more. Here are some things to think about.

  • Review where you've come from as you take on new challenges; where have you been successful? What did it look like? Feel like? Sound like?
  • Visualize your path; imagine it; see you in it; purge any negative or limiting thinking or self-talk. Make your vision as specific as possible then write it down. Your thoughts create your life. Keep thoughts and actions focused on your goals.
  • Be fearless; get over it and move forward.

June 7, 2011

Tips for Self-Starters

Don't Procrastinate

Delaying important tasks that will drive you towards your goal only delays your success. I have seen too many people not reach their potential by not following through, completing projects in a timely manner, or procrastinating to a point of no-return. On the other hand, sometimes letting events unfold as you ponder your next move is a good thing. It's a balancing act.

Change Your Mind Set

If you find yourself in a deep funk--break the negative thought pattern by doing something else: take a walk or a run; work in the garden; call a friend; go get a latte; leave the room in which negative messages were filling your head.

Come At Your Challenges In A New Way

If you find yourself stuck or discouraged, ask yourself this question: If I reach this goal, how will my life/work/career change? Can you list the ways? Can you post them in your office, bathroom, or on your monitor? What will it look like when you reach your goal? Cut out pictures, draw a picture, memorize an affirmation. Whatever works to get you to persevere--even though times may be tough.