How to maintain balance and achieve results!

As a few weeks have gone by in a flood of activity and a bit of blur, I have had to remind myself that it is easy to allow life to get off balance!

Most business owners I work with and meet seem to share this common trait, which is … the ability to get involved in A LOT of things!

As we are blessed with more ways to communicate and market our services than ever before, and with new ideas and inspirations popping up all around us, we don’t want to miss out! Add to that the fact that life happens (things break, family / friends need you, we need to eat and sleep), it’s tempting to just take on more and more.

However, being a superhero all the time (unless you have a great team) is not easy or possible because something has to give… eventually. And you don’t want it to be your health or your state of mind as it will affect everything else.

So here’s how to maintain balance and still get things done …

Goals and results – Write one or two main goals you would like to achieve over the next thirty days. As Earl Nightingale said, ‘People with goals succeed because they know where to go.’

laser Focus – Put all your attention on the results and results you want to achieve and become disciplined to deal with or ignore other distractions.

Under promise and over deliver – In a desire to please, it is easy to fall into the trap of accepting unrealistic deadlines and deadlines. Allow some time for unforeseen events.

Be discerning – about the networking events you attend. Go where your ideal clients are likely to hang out or where you will meet appropriate referral sources.

Aim high – Consider refining or revising your products, services and marketing so that you appeal directly to a specific audience rather than spreading your network too wide in the hope of catching something. You save time and money and earn more sales.

Do less and have more! – It is better to do a few things with expertise and style rather than dilute your efforts to get involved in many different approaches

Ask for support – Don’t fall into the trap of doing it all yourself. Get help from friends, colleagues, and virtual assistants to ease the load.

“You are in this moment right in the middle of your own ‘acre of diamonds'”, Earl Nightingale