There are now 21 courses available through my website.
Which one is best for your current stage of the entrepreneurial journey?
Which one do you really need to help you with the next strategic steps to build your business?
This guide offers short descriptions and a suggested journey.
If a goal is challenging (and the most worthwhile goals are!), you will need motivational methods that are effective for you personally. You’ll need to continually practice the methods that help you focus and make progress, no matter how "hard" the task feels.
Below, I describe the methods that have worked best for me and my clients.
As you read this, I invite you to score each method on a scale of 0 to 10. Zero means “I’ve tried many times and this won’t work for me” and 10 means “This is a game-changer for me!”
If you'd like, comment at the bottom of the post with your score for each of these.
Here are the 5 methods:
When working, are you aware of your facial expression, your body posture, your breathing?
The more challenging the project, the more tense your face and body might get. This doesn't help you to do better work. Yet it increases stress.
Years ago I started practicing what I call "calm joyful focus", which is to practice noticing, throughout the day, my body expression as I work, especially my face.
I share this “secret” with many creators -- I don’t feel inspired until I’ve already started creating... as short as 5 minutes, upwards of 45 minutes.
I often feel uninspired. But I am willing to try.
It’s how I start my work most of the time. This very piece you’re reading started with an uninspired mood.
Working conditions don’t seem ideal to me, most of the time:
A common thought-pattern that prevents a lot of people from making progress in their business:
Before I... [take the next real step in my business]
…I need to first do [some preparatory action that takes a lot of time]
…so that I'll feel more ready/confident to move forward.
This is a dangerous train of thought because "preparation" always sounds logical... until you wake up to the fact that you have already been preparing for months (maybe years!)… and you can be in preparation mode for the rest of your life.
Here are some ways that "preparation mode" often shows up:
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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