Space for more what?…Space to grow.
Space for more of whatever you want for your business.
I'm cleaning my office tomorrow because I need some more space! It's a desperate situation here…the craft room/storage room/writing room/home office is making me crazy. I'm whisking it away to make room for my business to grow even more than it has recently. Isn't it ironic? Gratitude has broken me, finally!
The discovery that you really CAN achieve what you want in business — especially when you are just starting out — is astonishing to many new entrepreneurs. Many of us feel like we have to be doing everything at once, top quality, 100%, all of the time.
Well, I'm humbly waking up to reality. I can't do it all. And neither can you.
The bracing truth of entrepreneurship is that you can do what you really want to do. Refreshing, isn't it? Kind of scary…and it requires all the integrity you've got! And it requires space to grow.
The secret is to carve out more space for your own production and creativity to flourish. Clean something out. Don't just move stuff aside — toss it altogether! Get rid of the junk that's not the best you've got. Outsource the work you don't love. Do YOUR thing and quit trying to satisfy those demanding voices in your head…
Solopreneurs can go crazy trying to learn how to do business. Meanwhile they forget that what they should be doing is actually minding their business. They chase around and follow the advice of a million different advisors who don't know a thing about them.
You know the kind of overcrowding advice I'm talking about if you spend more than a couple of hours each day:
- listening to webinars and
- reading experts' articles
- enrolling in courses
- attending meetups
- chatting on social media…
Yes, I'm an information junkie, too. But only to a point…I skim, I take only what I need, then I charge ahead. I leave a lot of unfinished books, incomplete webinars, and half-baked pie behind me.
I'm not exactly thorough, but I cover more ground than the average jane.
Learning to sweep it away before moving ahead is a challenge for people like us. Brains and arms can hold only so much before you have to make room for your own ideas. It takes mental, physical and spritual space for a creative, original and (this is important) productive thought to bubble forth.
Productivity: the whole point of being in business for yourself is to move your business ahead and make money.
So here's my "A-ha" for the day: when you tidy up and remove the junk you've jettisoned behind you, you are better able to come up with ideas that really make sense inside your own business!
There's a lot of tantalizing stuff "out there." Why not make space for more stuff "in there?" (Gives new meaning to the phrase: "SPACE, the Final Frontier.")
So tomorrow as I'm cleaning my office, I'll be listening to some teleseminar or attending a conference call (no doubt), but I'll be physically changing the way I do my OWN business. Can't wait! I'll talk with you soon!