Monthly Archives: May 2016

The 1 Reason You Can’t Execute Your Idea

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Do you ever  wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea! You know that this “thing” you have thought of will help sooooo many people and will also put quite a bit of money in your pocket. It’s a win-win! The problem? You fail to execute. Does this only happen to me?

I have about 5 big projects swimming through my brain right now. They didn’t just get there last night. They have actually been in my brain taking up space for quite some time. Some for years.

I know that these things can be great, but the bottom-line is that I have literally been paralyzed. I have not acted, but know that I should. I know what I want to do I just have not done the work. I woke up at 3:00 am this morning not because I had another great idea, but because I was haunted by all the things that I have not done. I felt anxious and also disappointed in myself.

After tossing and turning for what was possibly hours, I realized that I have become the person that I talk about the most. I have become the person that does not want to put in the work. I can blame it on my kids and the fact that I now homeschool. I can blame it on the fact that I work too much already. I can blame it on poor timing. I have never been one for excuses so my recent inaction surprises even myself!

So at some time close to 4 am this morning I asked myself why I have become that “I don’t want to put in the work” person. I thought about it and my answer shocked me. My answer was that I am overwhelmed and probably just really tired!!! Yes… a moment of transparency here! I am overwhelmed with ideas, with my kids schooling, basketball tournaments, with my business, with it all.

I thought more about it. I realized when a person is overwhelmed they don’t act. The mere thought of doing something new, putting in the time and effort becomes something else to add to the huge mound of overwhelm. Just thinking about executing is exhausting! It makes me really just want to take a long nap…lol. Overwhelmed people often are nonproductive people. They aren’t productive because they just don’t know what to do nor where to start.

So instead of outlining how and when I was going to get these things ideas out of my brain I decided to do something else first. Instead I created a list of what I need to do RIGHT NOW to reduce the weight of my plate. I created a timeline to get these” right now” items handled. I also made a list of what I have to delegate….it’s required!

So often we hear people say “get these ideas out of your head before someone else does it.” Here are my thoughts on that: I have about 5 ideas a day. They really just do not stop…lol. If someone happens to do it first I will have anew idea delivered to my brain within hours. It’s just how an entrepreneur’s brain works!

My new thought is this: Yes, get the idea out of your head, but handle the “right now” first. Don’t get so stuck with how you will share these new ideas with the world until you are in a good space to execute. Slow down. Take your time. When you follow that path your execution and the end result will likely be better than you imagined!

Can you possibly be suffering from overwhelm paralysis? Let me know how you will handle it.

Why My Trip To Starbucks Made Me Proud of My Biz!

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If you know me then you know I am a serious Starbucks junkie! The baristas at multiple locations in my area know my name, my kids’ names and my favorite drinks. They are like my extended family. LOL

Yesterday’s midday trip to Starbucks was different. It made me smile! I homeschool my two boys so they were with me on my trip to  ‘Bucks drive thru yesterday. It was buy one get one free frappucino happy hour so they were smiling with their vanilla bean blended frozen drink too!

I was smiling because I thought about the freedom I have created for myself and for my boys. The fact that I have them home with me and can be in complete control of their education, their environment and their influences has become very important to me. Especially with the things that go on these days…shhheesh!! We can take vacations in the middle of the week, we can sleep late some days, all three of us can all do our work from the park if we choose.

There is soooo much freedom and flexibility to just LIVE!

We are able to do this because I restructured my business in a way that I can work smarter and not necessarily harder. I have books, programs, courses and more for sale that make money while we sleep or while we sip each and every calorie in a frappucino! It is all set up on autopilot while I take the time to be fully committed to my children. Doing this has allowed me to reduce the number of entrepreneurs I work with one on one so that I can be a better mom….one that is less stressed and not on edge, one with more free time and with more patience. The patience is the one that surprises me the most…lol. Homeschooling has pulled out patience in the most impatient person… ME. lol

Creating your business to work like this is possible regardless of the industry you’re in. Whether you are an online business owner or own a brick and mortar. Even if you are working a 9 to 5!

You are missing out on money and time with your loved ones. Time that you will never,ever get back.

It is your time to start rethinking HOW you are earning money. You too can begin creating books, programs and courses that HELP OTHERS AND PUTS GREAT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET! Click here to register for Passionate & Paid.

Time is winding down on registration and the seats are selling for the Passionate & Paid program. There are only three spots remaining for the VIP Package!! That one will likely close within the next few hours. The registration for the program will close of Friday at 11:59 pm ET. 

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