Setting your priorities and sticking to them is a great step towards reducing your stress, but it won't help much if you don't have time to finish all the other menial tasks that are involved in running an at-home business.
I was 12 years old when I made my first vision board. Our assignment was to create a representation of what we hoped our life would look like in the future. Like most children, I scoured magazines and newspapers for magnificent houses, fancy cars and pictures of exotic lands that I would travel to.
Following these three steps is a great start. It will help build a platform and a foundation in your expertise and your industry. People are waiting for you to step out and say something. Let's start with claiming it, writing about it and speaking about it to everyone we know.
The year 2015 is well underway. Perhaps like me, you've been swept up with life and its busy schedule, unable to yet make a start at achieving some of those dreams you wanted to realize in 2015? Don't be tempted to put them off until next year.
It is time to be greedy and focus on YOU this year. Changing to this new mindset will not happen overnight but it can happen and should happen. It is time to tend to write the vision and make it plain. It is time to Activate your dreams and goals.
Now give the same bag of random items to some adults and they won't know what to do. They will begin searching the bag for instructions. Looking to see what should be done or how. There is no zest, no test just where are the instruction so I can do this the "right way."
I wasn't a perfect match for anything other than rehab, and that didn't come until years later. These guys would soon figure that out. If not on the first date, then definitely by the second or third. Then, on to the next one.
What are we achieving when we constantly strive for perfection? In some ways we actually create a loss of freedom; we have less time and make more excuses for why we are unable to reach certain goals or enjoy life at all. This is a one-way ticket to avoidance.
What I like most about making vision boards for New Year's is that a vision board is just that -- it's stopping to take some time to visualize what you'd like to accomplish in the coming year. I'm not sure why, but it somehow holds less pressure than New Year's resolutions.
This practice is about mental and spiritual mastery, or controlling your thoughts in order to be effective and confident. Whatever is blocking you or weighing on you now is the same that will impede your path in the new year. So please, take some time to do this writing exercise.