This isn’t just another list. This is a discussion about your need to essentially trick your mind into accepting the changes you want to make and being motivated. Our May “Let’s Talk”* from Vive Smart 2016 touched on change and motivation a lot, so be sure to request your access to it. But for now, we are going to give you a general overview of your fundamentals to getting organized.
Address that change is scary.
Admitting that you are afraid of uncertainty is not bad. It’s an action step! Once you’ve admitted that you are afraid of change, you can begin deconstructing what scares you, set your goals, make your SWOT analysis *, and make a plan with micro-goals.
Set S.M.A.R.T goals
Is your goal something you can achieve? Will you need assistance? Can you afford the time commitment? What materials will you need to obtain? Just take a few moments at a minimum to really look at your goal.
Revisit your goals
Set deadlines and checkpoints for every project to make sure you are on track. A checklist and a flexible schedule can help you when getting organized. It gives you a chance to establish how long you think a goal will take and gives you a chance to adjust your expectations and plan before you reach the fail point.
Learn that you will not be perfect
We beat ourselves up for failure and mistakes, but one of the primary goals of Design and Scheme when dealing with our customers is to help you learn to adjust your perception of failure. We learn from everything we do. Our thoughts. Our actions. Failure is another lesson. Comparing yourself to others accomplishments and failures is not a benefit either. Every person is different and similar. Your distinct differences are often what we need to learn to use to overcome our failures.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
It’s ok to admit you don’t know what to do or how to get started. It’s not being weak to say “I don’t know.” It’s giving yourself a voice and a chance to learn more and accomplish more.
Help comes in many forms:
- Internet searches
- … Community
Join a community
Having a community whether friends, family, professional networks, or community groups gives you a place to hear experiences. You can bounce ideas off of individuals, ask for references, introductions, and resources. There are thousands of groups out there. If one community doesn’t work for you try another.
*The May 2016 Edition of “Let’s Talk” is only available by request. You have until July 2016 to request FREE access >HERE<.
There will be PAID classes and seminars made available in the coming months, as well as FREE discussions and Webinars periodically. Sign up for updates >HERE<!