Where’s Your Power?
With all of the ugly economic-news, the recent earthquakes and the snow and rain, it can be easy to feel sad. But the good news is: the economy can get better, you can prepare for natural disasters, and spring is just days away: And best of all, you are in charge of your own feelings.
After all, when was the last time you took control of your situation? Have you been moping around with spring fever? Are you unable to secure new customers or increase sales at your business?
Well, it’s time to regain your power!
With three little steps, you can start to turn things around with every aspect of your life. Here are my suggestions:
First, take a look at what’s going on in your life and ask yourself some questions:
- Why are you tired all the time?
- Why can’t you seem to get anything done?
- Why isn’t your business growing?
- Why is the “grass greener” everywhere else?
You get the idea. Try to pinpoint why you are feeling sad or unmotivated so you can make positive changes.
2. Make a Plan.
Once you know what your main pain-points are, it’s time to figure out what you’re going to do about it. After all, you are in charge of your own feelings and success so take a few minutes and decide what you can do to fix things in your life.
- Maybe you need to get up earlier to get some exercise or finish a project?
- Are you eating unhealthy snacks that are zapping your energy?
- Do you need to update your products, services or Web site to bring in more sales and traffic?
- Are you spending too much money without realizing it?
- Is it time to get your annual check-up?
- How about hiring some outside experts help you with certain tasks?
Review your responses and decide what you can do to change things that aren’t working for you. Then, add your action steps to a calendar with due dates for each activity. Write down what you want to accomplish and when.
If you need help, find a friend, family member or co-worker for support. You may even want to hire a life coach or trainer to help keep you motivated and stick to your schedule.
3. Take Action.
Now that you have your list of goals, it’s up to you to make change happen.
No one is going to do it for you.
Things will just stay the same unless you take action. And if you are having trouble making changes, start small. Then with each success, give yourself a small reward. Maybe it’s watching your favorite television show, reading a book, eating a piece of candy, taking a little extra “me” time:
The point is that if you want to be happier and more successful, it’s up to you: so if you are waiting for things to get better, you may be waiting a long time.
And I don’t know about you, but things always seem to be better when you’re working to achieve something. Plus, think how great you’ll feel when you start accomplishing your goals – earning more money, losing weight, bringing in new customers – and feeling like you can take on the world!
Now that’s power. Can’t you just taste it?
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