What makes you brilliant in business?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
In the great words of Aristotle, what makes us brilliant (excellent) is not a once off activity but something we do every day, consistently.
One of the biggest challenges of being in business in the modern day is the constant barrage of information coming at us in all directions. It can be a real struggle to get focused and stay focused and get things done! What’s worse is you can get pulled in all directions that completely take you away from your priorities so even with the best will in the world; it feels impossible to stay on task!
So how do you get past this? How can you stay focused on your priorities and achieve the success you’re looking for?
Here are 3 simple top tips (take note, they’re simple but not easy…)
- Remind yourself EVERYDAY about what you want to achieve – reminding yourself of your goals daily keeps your eye on the target and helps to prevent distractions
- Build time into your calendar at the start of your work day that is your “thinking and planning” time. I know, most times you get hit with a barrage of emails and requests and problems as soon as you set foot in your office or when you switch on the PC…BUT, if there was a practice that could profoundly propel your productivity and effectiveness – would you be willing to try it?
- Get comfortable saying ‘no’. This is one of the biggest gifts you could ever give to yourself in business – I know you want to be of service and you want to help as many people as you possibly can but sometimes you can be your own worst enemy. Setting boundaries and saying no is powerful. If you have limited time (like I do with 2 small children under 3), you have to be so clear about what you can and cannot do with your time. Don’t try to be all things to all people – follow tips 1 & 2 and 3 will follow….
This is about your journey to brilliance and it involves you making decisions that will speed up the process! I firmly believe life is all about living as fully as you can and being brilliant in your business will seep into all areas of your life so you’re BRILLIANT…FULL STOP!
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With blessings…Go Be Brilliant!