What a week it has been! I flew down to San Diego, came home and went on a field trip, took a day for Seattle with the family and then turned around and took two days and went to Oregon!
All in the last seven days!
Were these trips perfect?
In fact, by Sunday we were that family saying we would never travel with the kids again!
My man and I were laughing because we know that this isn’t true. We were just so exhausted and frustrated that we couldn’t see past where we were at.
And that is dangerous and why I am sending you this email.
To be honest, I was thinking of you while I was looking at “what we could have done better” and I thought that all of this applies into business as well.
Let me share some of the changes that would apply:
1. Planning – We didn’t plan out our stops and food like we traditionally do. We were on the fly this week which is fun and helps us adapt but kids thrive off routine. We try and travel with the same fruits and veggies we have at home.
In business, just like on vacation, there are times to be on the fly and there are times you need to look at your plan. We can get caught up in all of the wonder and possibilities the plan is there to help us reach our goal and not get caught up in the shiny object syndrome.
2. Time – We didn’t get ourselves enough time between the four different adventures and I know this because we still have a week ahead of us to play.
How often in business do we rush to see the results but we haven’t allowed the work we have done to settle? We rush because we want those big results right now but the truth of the matter is, you probably are not ready to have that 6 figure business if you cannot spare the time to work with clients.
3. Flexibility – We checked into the last airport to find that they overbooked. As we were frantically calling around for another hotel (they were all booked) I had to let go and be open to the possibility that we would find a room. Sure enough, that hotel had a cancellation right there with us in the lobby.
Even with a clear plan we won’t know how abundance will show up for us. It is about being open and having that flexibility in receiving.
Building a business is hard work and takes planning, time and being flexible.
Share in the comments with me what you want to create and what is holding you back.