You know that feeling when you’re reading a book, or maybe listening to a podcast and think, “yes, I can do this”! Or, “what a great idea, I need to implement this in my business today”. Or a plethora of other ideas or inspiration that really get you fired up and ready to take action? But then, in a fleeting moment, it’s gone. The podcast or audiobook you were listening to comes to an abrupt end when you pick the kids up from school, or drop them off at soccer or softball, or run in to get dinner started, or get back to that office job you’re desperately trying to get out of.
Yes, life creeps back in and that awesome moment you just had gets shuffled to the back of your mind, and sometimes completely forgotten. At least, until next time. But what if that next time was later that day? Or night? Or the next morning? You just need to keep that momentum going and create action steps for yourself while it’s fresh in your mind.
It was happening to me all the time until I made a conscious decision to do something about it. Life is about choices, habits & commitments. Most of us put our family first, business or work second, then our health, then the rest. But what if you put your foot down and started changing one habit at a time, knowing that it would ultimately benefit that whole list of commitments?
You know how? When that awesome, amazing idea, thought or ah-ha moment happens, schedule it in your calendar that minute. Before you jump out of the car, before you enter into a lengthy conversation about who said what at school today, before you allow your thoughts to stray… schedule in your action step or idea! It can take as little as 5 seconds to grab your phone and either add it to your calendar, keep a running to-do list, whatever system you find that works for you. But do it BEFORE that moment passes.
Listen to, read, or get involved in something that gets you excited about your business every day. Whether it’s a podcast, a book, a FB Group, an event…make the time, even if it’s only 10 minutes, every day, and commit to it. Keep those ideas flowing and record them, somehow, so you’re always reminded of what you want and need to do.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I get around or listen to other like-minded women (or men sometimes, lol), it gives me incredible energy. And from that energy comes great ideas and that moment when I think, “I can do this”. It doesn’t matter if there are hundreds of others that are doing it, because if they can do it, then so can I. And I’ll put my unique spin on it, which will make it all mine.
So, don’t overwhelm yourself with, “too many other people are doing the same thing, I’ll just blend into the crowd”. If other people are doing it, then you can too. And by listening or reading or attending something that gets you pumped up and inspired every day, you’ll be able to find the energy to keep that momentum going, which will have you 1 step closer to your goals, dreams, and desires, than it did the day before!
For more ideas, resources, and support for your virtual assistant business, be sure to check out our website built just for VA’s at www.elitevahub.com or join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/elitevahub. Keep that momentum going!