Are you an Entrepreneur? Do you set the direction for your business as well as doing an amazing amount of work to keep your business moving forward? With every role we take on as women, there are some personal leadership practices that can allow us to create more momentum and ease.
Here are a few ideas on some personal leadership practices for entrepreneurs:
- You create your business – it comes out of your vision. If you now find yourself running from task to task and meeting to meeting without a continual connection to the ‘why’ of why you started this business; it might be time for a check in practice with you really wanted for your business. Don’t let your business run you. Keep a vision as your guiding light to live even more in alignment with your authenticity .
- Make decisions for your business and life – based on where you are heading not where you are now. When you do this – it automatically raises your vibration and your capacity for attracting good things.
- See problems as smaller than you are. All to often we allow a barrier to become larger than we sense ourself to be. Putting things into perspective can be a very resourceful tool. Tip: This can be done experiencially using your powers of mind
- Take on the entrepreneur mindset – there is always an answer. It will keep your persistence and perseverance in gear – even though sometimes there may not be an answer immediately around you – make sure you look!
- Be willing to be very,very productive. Being willing to do the work that needs to be done towards your vision;doing it at a level of personal mastery will jump up your productivity
- Take on a Get it Done – then Get it Better approach. Delay is expensive for entrepreneurs.
- Create small goals to met larger objectives in order to keep your business on a path for growth towards your vision including setting short term goals specifically for cash flow generation
- Break your small projects down into 15-30 minute tasks. Any task with more than 2 steps becomes its own project.
- Remember not EVERYTHING is meant to be a project
- Plan out your year. Put your activities on a calendar – and then plan to meet those deadlines
- Make your journey in life – fun. Give yourself the relationship time, fun and balance that you need to thrive in your life and business. Take back your life this second if you aren’t feeling totally fulfilled in being an entrepreneur
- Create systems as part of your daily practice. Systems will help you enlist the help you need and makes doing repetitive work – flow
- Measure Key Metrics. Track your key information and make that tracking a part of your systems – You’ll know how to adjust your course – when you lose sigh of your vision
- Keep your entrepreneur energy and vitality high. If you’ve found your energy vibration to be sagging a little lately; it might be time to look at what brings you energy in your business and what saps your energy. What can you do more of? Less of?
What would raise your energy? Connecting to your purpose? Your passion? Your self care? Your self confidence?
Take a few minutes thinking about what would raise your vitality level.
- Have your full self expression in all that you do
- Align your business to serve your community or the world in some way. There comes a time when just making money – isn’t enough. If you keep the meaningfulness in your business – your sense of fulfillment will rise. Think in terms of the opportunity of embracing a life purpose or a cause in life and then living that metaphor
- Clear your mind. Create some extra mental capacity to allow your envisioning and creative talents to come in – in a much bigger way. That big idea – won’t come in when your mind is full of things like tasks and mini-projects
- When opportunities arise – have a way of confirming for yourself that it is worth the effort. All too common is an automatic yes when the ideas are flying. Instead – really assess things with your own criteria questions. Questions like ” Is this a good use of my time?” “Is this really worthwhile?” “Does this fit with my brand?” are a good place to start.
- Breakthru any fearful or toxic thinking in order to keep yourself in action and in a perspective of “get it done, get it better then get it faster”
- Don’t try to do it all on your own. Get the help you need. Put yourself in a place of thriving in delivering in your strengths and allow someone else to deliver through theirs.