You might have heard of the famous Harvard/Yale study where the alumni who wrote down their goals achieved far more than the alumni who didn't.
Well, that "study" turns out to be an urban myth.
However, there is a real research study -- from Dr. Gail Matthews of Dominican University -- that did show actual benefits.
(This is a guest post by Amanda Abreu, a member of my MasterHeart coaching program. Thanks Amanda!)
Being a solopreneur requires a high level of dedication and persistence. Being a solopreneur and a parent takes a whole other level of perseverance and grit that is difficult to quantify.
That’s because parenting while growing your business poses its own unique set of challenges. When you are building a business, and balancing a family, you have to take into consideration the lives and needs of other people, often times before your work. Plans change. Deadlines sometimes don’t get met. And one sick child can turn your whole schedule upside down. It can often feel like you move two steps forward, only to move three steps back.
When these twists and turns happen, it is easy to feel discouraged. Overwhelm can start to creep in, and you may wonder how you’ll make it, especially when those around you appear to have it all together.
ACT is a simple method for overcoming procrastination and making real progress on any difficult challenge or problem. Use this to get things done and make progress on your dreams.
ACT stands for:
It can be used to complete a single difficult task, or to plan a large project. Here's how it works:
(Originally posted in 2017, updated for 2019.)
When you feel stuck, it's because your perspective has gotten stuck.
When you're stuck, you don’t have the mental and emotional energy in that moment to figure a way through. Stay stuck and you'll be in danger of spiraling into negativity.
Yet, you can make progress on any problem if you were tapped into your creativity and persistence.
This is why the most foundational practice I have at work is not how I manage my time, knowledge, or the tools in my business... it's how I "reboot" my energy throughout the day, to get unstuck at anytime.
It takes less than a minute, and makes a real difference.
I'll explain my Energy Reboot process in this post.
I’m grateful to have created a business that is fulfilling and brings me great income, in an industry that is extremely competitive, where there are more failures than successes.
In any industry, I find that although people want success, most aren’t willing to do the work it takes to get there. Why?
There’s a profoundly mistaken assumption that many heart-centered people have:
George Kao is a Marketing Coach for small business owners, especially solopreneurs such as Coaches and Mentors. He focuses on ethical & effective ways to grow one's platform and build true livelihood.
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