HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH INTENTION INSTEAD OF ‘BUSYNESS’
Believe it or not, intention is everything. Having a specific intention whenever working towards any goal is super powerful and can be a deciding factor in whether you achieve that goal or not.
Sometimes when you start out with a goal, you might have the best of intentions to achieve it. For example, your intention might be to start a meaningful business so you can do what you love, make the money you desire and have the freedom to create while inspiring others. Very noteworthy!
Then you start to actually implement your ideas into action steps. You might even sign up for some business training, follow a few business coaches and sign up for a whole bunch of social media accounts.
What often happens next is that you get lost in a sea of “the social media noise”, and you start to get sidetracked. You start to follow too many people and listen to too many people’s advice on how you “should” run your business.
Before you know it, you’re running around like a chicken without a head, months pass by and you suddenly realize you’re not sure what you’re doing anymore. You haven’t seen the results you’ve been hoping for, and all those people promised you would! Now what?
This is a good sign that you might have forgotten your original intention for starting your business in the first place, so it might be a good time to take a step back and revisit your original why. Ask yourself these questions:
Why did you start your business?
What was your number one reason for it?
What about your business idea appealed to you the most when you first thought of it?
What do you love to create the most?
What did you envision yourself doing daily?
What did you envision for your future?
Once you regain clarity, you might get surprised that the work you’ve been doing up till now has not been leading you towards your original intention. You might have lost sight of what your dream business looks like because you got too caught up in comparing yourself to others and following others’ ideals a little too closely. Chances are you’ve been doing too much “busy work” but not enough intentional work.
So this would be a good time to re-evaluate the way you do things every day and why you do them. Every task should also have a specific intention. Instead of signing up for every social media platform under the sun, listening to every free webinar out there and signing up for tons of newsletters, pick what speaks to you the most and what actually gets your closer to achieving your original goal.
What does that look like for you and what busy tasks can you eliminate now in order to free up time for the tasks that actually matter? In other words, the money making tasks. For everything that you do, ask yourself, “How is this helping me get closer to my goal?” And if you can’t come up with any answers, it’s time to ditch that task and move onto something else.
Have you been doing too much “busy work” and not seeing enough results? What time-consuming tasks can you eliminate today that don’t serve you? Share in the comments section below.