Sometimes, you will need to do what it takes to take your business to the next level. If you are still in a W-2 job, that means you are going to be pulling afternoons and weekends. If you are a full-time entrepreneur, you may have to travel a lot, spend a lot of time networking, and rely on your team to pick up the rest. Doing what is takes is part of owning a business. It’s why you don’t what a 9 to 5, J-O-B with a clear-cut job description and weekends off. You are on a mission!
So how do you do what it takes without draining your energy?
Yes, team is a huge part of it (both in business and in support of your life) but it goes beyond that. Most people work best when they know what they are working toward. What is the end state of what you are working on right now? Why are you doing it? If you aren’t happy with the end state and you don’t know why you are doing it, you shouldn’t be. It’s a project/contract you should pass on. If you can’t pass on it, you know next time something similar comes up you should take a good hard look at it. I do this with outside stages. I say yes and figure out how, but if the end state isn’t what it should be I re-evaluate my participation. Making a habit of this has placed me in a situation where I can say yes to more of the RIGHT opportunities. So I can push hard, travel a lot, network, but I know the end state is there.
I call this keeping my actions intentional. I know what I’m doing. I know what I want out of what I’m doing. I love doing what I do. I’m not in the office sitting behind a desk. I’m conducting workshops, appearing on other experts’ stages, doing one-day events, being present at Loral’s Big Table, and doing private coaching. In short, I’m intentional about doing what I love – serving you.
What is your intention? How are you doing what it takes to get there? Tell me in the comments below.