It’s a New Year, which also means it’s time for a reality check. Are you where you want to be? Are you where you want to be financially, spiritually, emotionally, career-wise?
Even if certain areas of your life are in order, there will always be other areas that need improvement.
“If you’re not where you want to be, you have 2 choices: boss up or give up”
If one of your goals for the New Year is to live your best life, then you need to DO WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT THAT WAY.
If you’re not sure how to Boss Up, follow the steps below:
- Find an accountability partner: an accountability partner is someone that promises to hold you accountable if you do not follow through with your actions. You can hire a business coach who can help hold you accountable, however, if you are not in a position to make that investment, there are other alternatives. Find a friend who you can trust to call you out when you did not follow through on completing a task or project that you said you would. Another option is a family member or your spouse.
- Implement a rewards system: reward yourself when you have accomplished a big task or project by either treating yourself to something that you enjoy or taking a break to enjoy an activity that you love.
- Guard your time as if it’s your most prized possession: you know how the saying goes, time is money, therefore, you must value your time. People will always ask for your time; learn to say “no” when their request for your time is not aligned with your goals and business plans. Always have a clear idea of what someone wants to have a meeting with you for or why they want to set up a phone call. Asking the right questions from the beginning will help you eliminate “time wasters”
- Change your routine: if you are used to getting up at 8 am every morning, slowly start waking up 30 minutes earlier every day and going to bed earlier at night and you will find that your body will automatically adjust to the new schedule and get used to waking up earlier. There is intense power in what you can accomplish with an extra 3 hours a day; especially hours early in the morning before 9 am when you have fewer distractions.
- Do what scares you the most first: it’s human nature to be a procrastinator and put off tasks that scare us or make us uncomfortable until the last minute. Train your brain to tackle the most challenging tasks first every day and you will be amazed at how much more you will accomplish.
“Reality check time: If you’re not ready to make some changes and boss up, you might as well give up”
If you are not willing to do what it takes to be successful; if you are not willing to make changes, if you are not willing to commit to new habits; you might as well just give up.
“spread your feathers like a peacock and shine bright”
So, boss up and come up with a plan to do things differently and then STICK TO THE PLAN. Even if you fail at first, keep trying! Many entrepreneurs have failed dozens of times before getting it right, however, they kept going, they kept innovating, they kept expanding their knowledge and pivoting as needed.