Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Smell that New Starter-Kit Smell!!

Yesterday I wrote about nailing down, and mastering those basics of your business. Another topic I wanted to touch base on this week is the idea of renewing your business-- or getting out of a rut.

It's so easy to get stuck in a rut these days. The combination of the daily stresses of life plus the fear of rejection can leave us sitting on the couch. I want to encourage you to get up off the couch and remember that new starter-kit smell! Do you remember when you first signed that agreement/contract to start your new business? You were excited, right? Even better, do you remember when you finally got your starter kit? I mean I want you to really remember it! Think about the time of year, where you were living, where you opened the box, and all of the goodies that came inside of it. Do you still have the literature or dvds that came with it? Go get those out--now. Because if you're serious about getting out of a rut you not only need a big new goal (more on that later), but to feel that "new business" feeling again. That feeling of excitement for your company is one that can fuel you through the scary parts of your business, like booking or public speaking. So, go back to your beginning, no matter how long ago that was, and really remember what it was like to be new and excited. Take that feeling and add it to the knowledge and experience you already have, and voila! We have motivation!!

Now, motivation is not all you need to get out of a rut. You also need to know where you are going...you need a goal. A wise woman once told me that the goal needs to scare you a little. You really have to want this goal. All of the vision boards, goal posters, and affirmations in the world won't get you where you want to go if you don't really really want to go there. Before you even write down you goal I suggest that you sit down and picture what it would be like when this goal is achieved...every detail must be pictured! Is it still what you want? Does the very thought excite you? It should, and when it does use the visualization technique to motivate you through sticky spots.

So, take a big whiff of that new-starter-kit smell and power your way out of you business rut...and if you're looking for a partner, I'm always here.

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