It’s not experience.
It’s not extraordinary skills.
It’s not even a powerful drive.
Although all of these things can definitely help your business grow, they’re not a prerequisite for success. After all, no one is born with experience or skills, and not all successful people have a powerful drive.
The one thing that does make a difference, though, is your “why.”
The “why” is what ultimately drives us to success, but here’s the thing: it’s different for everyone. Your why is not my why, and my why is not your why. It’s a deeply personal choice that can have great meaning.
There are many different ways in which people waste time. Some are quite evident, while others are hidden or not given much thought. Sometimes we do things just because well-meaning people suggest we do. We fill our plates because we think that's what is expected of us. Often, we spend time spinning our wheels on activities that take our focus away from the actual work because we believe that it's what's needed. Adding in unnecessary time sucking activities can be detrimental to us achieving our ultimate goals.
Let's take a look at the following top 5 time wasters and how to avoid them.
Getting Business Clarity
Who couldn't use a few tips on creating more clarity in their business?
Being able to see everything through a different lens is so helpful and so I'm sharing some practical tactics that I practice and would be easy to implement in your own business life.
If you're anything like me, I'm sure there's been plenty of times where you've sat down to catch your breath and wondered "Did I accomplish what I set out to do today?"
Our list can be endless and sometimes we find ourselves running from one thing to another, only stopping to refuel with yet another cup of coffee or collapse into bed at night.
Does your life feel a bit like running a marathon?
My friend, if it does, here's the perfect opportunity to take a break and spend a few minutes reading so put your feet up, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and join me as I share some of my very favorite tips.
Childhood memories of the big hunt for pussy willows
One of my fondest memories of spring as a kid is watching the winter snow begin to melt and hunting for pussy willows.
My brother & I knew the places to tromp through the woods to find the best pussy willow bushes and, each spring as the snow melted & formed muddy ground, we'd don our boots and go in search of those wonderful plants.
The pussy willow is actually a scrubby willow bushy type of plant and those small, silky buds are actually flowers before they bloom. Those flowers are called catkins.
Catkins usually don’t rely on pollinators to spread their pollen. Instead they simply release their pollen into the wind, where it may or may not land on the female flower parts. In order to hit their targets, the catkins must produce a tremendous amount of pollen.
If you struggle with managing your time or staying focused on the must-do tasks, Pamela is your business soulmate.