Seriously, how many times do you find yourself making up an excuse on why you haven’t followed through on something? Do you even recognize it?
Some of us love being in that comfort zone. It’s safe, comfortable and allows us to easily make up excuses so we can stay right there.
So, how do we get out of our comfort zone? The first step is to recognize that we are actually making excuses. Stop and ask yourself, “Is there a real good reason why I don’t want to do this?” Sit with it and get down to the root of reason.
Another question, “Will doing this bring me joy?” “Will it bring me closer to my goal?” or “Will it bring me money?”
Once you determine the excuses that you use to help keep you exactly where you are in life, then you can start making an action plan to help move forward.
Gremlins (inner chatter) are no joke. Seriously, look at what you are missing out because you are allowing to stay in your comfort zone.
Masterminds are part of my business strategy. I understand the value that it brings me. Thats probably why I started my own Girl Boss Mastermind. You may not know but I am a huge advocate about entrepreneurs living a lifestyle business. Being part of a mastermind can help you stay focused and create your own lifestyle biz.
A mastermind group is a mentoring concept in which individuals form groups to learn from each other and grow together. A mastermind group can have a huge impact on your business. The value you receive by participating in a mastermind is the motivation, energy, and commitment of holding yourself accountable to making an impact, learning and growing.
I have been part of many different mastermind groups over the years. I love the accountability, guidance and support from others. I also find that I get fresh new ideas and intense motivation.
Now mastermind groups have been around for a very long time actually is was first introduced by Napoleon Hill. In his book Think and Grow Rich (1937) he described Mastermind as a group of at least two people who come together with the aim of solving problems.
The core principals of a mastermind group are:
Reasons to join a mastermind group are to:
· To get ideas
· Learn from others
· To be accountable
· To be motivated
· To make a change
For me mastermind groups is part of my planning strategy. I recognize the value because of the impact it has on me being so productive! If you are interested in joining a mastermind, I encourage you to please check out Girl Boss Mastermind!
I love creative planning. Creative planning allows me to plan my day, month and year out doing it creatively.
I love using my vision book, happy planner, memory keeper happy planner and my monthly downloads (photo above)
Creative planning is fun. It get's me back into planning my business with a passion because I am being creative. I get to pull out my glue sticks, stickers, tape and rip magazines out to help support my vision. And it works!
I love being able to share with my tribe the different ways that you can support your business. It's not just about planning out your business. It's there to help you stay focused, organized and on track.
My happy planner contains my goals, monthly reviews, highlights from the month, monthly numbers. It allows me to have everything I need in one central area.
If you haven't tried creative planning and you love that type of stuff I suggest you try it. If anything it will keep you excited about going to one place to work on your business.
Let me know what the best part of creative planning is for you?
About the Author: Doreen Dilger is a Certified Manifest Method Coach, Certified Life Coach, Founder of Women Empowering Women Now, Author and Speaker.