I'm obsessed with office supplies!
I sometimes have more than 5 different pens laying on my desk that I switch between and a minimum of 7 spiral bound notebooks in front of my keyboard along with random ideas scribbled on sticky notes everywhere. I usually laugh it off, but to be honest, it's embarrassing.
Clutter is procrastination. It's a form of self-sabotage that keeps us from reaching our full potential. It's a huge distraction and is hurting your business.
As entrepreneurs, it's an incredible feeling not having to answer to a boss, or dealing with coworker drama, but the flip side of this is that we have to be self-disciplined and motivate ourselves in order to run a successful online business.
What happens when you just don't feel like working? It's fantastic that you can set your own schedule, but what happens when you lose your motivation and can't find it again? You started out with an abundance of passion and excitement, but it starts to fade, then you hit a wall, lose your way, get stuck spinning in circles not knowing what direction to go.
There are several reasons for loss of motivation including perfectionism, self-sabotage and imposter syndrome. All of these can generate the perfect storm that leads to the downfall of your once thriving business.Read more...
You have an extraordinary idea that you want to share with the world. The fire within you ignites, your motivation turns into a firestorm, connecting with customers, growing your audience, making sales. Then after a time, it starts fizzling out to embers. You try different approaches to keep the fire burning, but it feels like trying to light a campfire in the rain. You're not alone, online business burnout is a real thing.Read more...
We've all had these days...working on your computer and it starts acting sluggish, webpages are slow to load, and it freezes a time or two. You start praying it won’t totally crash before you finish what you’re working on. At this point, you KNOW what needs to be done, but you are dreading it. Cause, let’s face it, 342 tabs are open, and powering down may not save them all. It will only take a few minutes and once the computer is back on, it will work soooo much better.
This is EXACTLY what we need to do as humans sometime. When we’re not functioning as designed, feeling sluggish, bogged down with multiple tabs open in our brains, overwhelmed, and stressed, we need a REBOOT. It doesn’t take long and is necessary to keep going. There’s a chance that just pushing through will lead you to the dreaded BLUE SCREEN and you’ll be forced to shut down without a choice.
I’m not just talking about needing a nap, this is something deeper. If you are not happy with the person you see in the mirror, if you lack a sense of motivation, direction, or purpose, if you keep shrugging off these feelings hoping they will blow over and get better, but nothing is changing and you are just going through the motions day after day, after day. It’s exhausting, but when you start becoming numb and life seems meaningless, these are danger signs and you need to step up, take responsibility for yourself and REBOOT.
The truth is people are getting tired of a mediocre life. Living day-to-day, going to the same 9 to 5 job just to pay the bills and barely break even. We feel deep down inside that we were meant for more, but our hopes and dreams always seem to be just out of reach. The goal is retirement, but can you actually do the things you want to do after 65? Are you going to wind surf or go mountain climbing at 70 years old?
People are waking up and realizing that they need to start living now and stop waiting for the magical age of retirement.
For me, I was done with the office politics and boss breathing over my shoulder. So I took a bold step and started becoming a Digital Nomad.