Over the past couple years I’ve grown my business, I’ve noticed that when I’m in a flow, I’m the most productive. It’s like the world stands still, and all I can think about is the moment. …Enjoying the process.
But it’s hard to get in the flow. Extremely hard. For starters, procrastination has challenged me consistently. Not only in business but in many aspects of life as well. Most of us go through life waiting for the “time to be right” to start doing something worthwhile.
I’ve learned not to wait. The time will never be “just right”. I’ve learned to start where I stand, and work with whatever tools I may have. Better tools can be found as I go along.
Additionally, most of us are good “starters” but poor “finishers” of everything we begin. People are prone to give up at the first signs of defeat. As a restless Gemini, I’ve experienced this firsthand numerous times. I’ll start a project and then put it down or forget about it. However, I’ve learned that there’s no substitute for persistence.
Taking procrastination and lack of persistence by the neck, I’ve brought these two morale-wreckers to light. Of course they happen naturally, and I forgive myself when they do, but I’ve noticed the best way to get in the flow again is to acknowledge they’re rearing they’re ugly heads, and do something about it.
The one secret weapon I’ve found to consistently work at not only punching procrastination and lack of persistence in the face, but to also get myself back in the flow again, is (more…)
So many people I’ve talked to lately have told me they’re in a style rut. They often times have a closet full of awesome clothing, but find themselves wearing the same things over and over.
They want to know what they can do to get back to A) their normal selves and B) have a more creative presence.
I think we’ve all been in a style rut at some point. I’ve certainly been there. I’ve worn the same “uniform” over and over again for a couple weeks straight, changing it up slightly on the occasion.
Consistently working on our presence takes focus and attention. Consistency is often an indication of our current priorities. It’s not a bad thing if you’re in a rut. Just take note, and shift your mindset into consciously creating a presence you love!
If you feel you’re in a style rut, the acknowledgement is half the battle. Kudos to you!
The other half is figuring out what to do. Here’s some tips, strictly from my experience: (more…)
Can you recall a time where you made something happen? You got into a school, you passed a difficult exam, your contributions were published, you finished a marathon, or you made the cut on a team or got hired from multiple job interviews.
These examples of success show that efforts which are parlayed into a strategic game plan can produce a powerful result.
Have successful professionals always been successful? Take Francesca Gino. An Associate Professor at Harvard, she is considered by many to be a superstar. But things did not always look so bright for her: two years in a row she gave job talks at a number of top 10 schools and universities, but got no offers from those schools. (more…)