J.K. Rowling’s Tweet for Entrepreneurs
In the last couple of weeks, I shared that I’ve implemented intermittent fasting into my lifestyle (don’t worry, this isn’t an email about health). I don’t have anything but black coffee until noon.
It’s officially been two weeks today since I’ve started this (I don’t usually eat past [6:30] or 7 pm at night, so technically it’s about a 17 hr fast), and I’m pretty dang proud of myself.
I’m also pretty sore.
Now that I’ve started working out again my body is reminding me daily that my health has to come first (I did Pilates on Saturday on the reformer machines, and my rear is still sore from the lunges I did. Seriously. I’ve ordered some branch amino acids which are supposed to help with muscle & tissue repair. Fingers crossed).
Which reminded me of two things:
1) Getting started is the hardest part
2) It all comes down to mindset
But here’s the thing…
… this had to happen in a way that works for me.
I knew that if I decided to jump into some crazy program or follow what someone else had done it wasn’t going to work. And I’d be back here again in a few months, feeling discouraged and no further along with my goals.
It can be hard when what you see around you makes it seem like your way is the wrong way.
Fortunately, I got some validation in December in the form of a tweet by the brilliant J.K. Rowling:
I love her.
Do morning routines work? Of course. For some.
But it’s ridiculous to think that they’re the only thing that works.
The same goes for your business.
We’re hardly lacking when it comes to opportunities. You can find a product, coach, book, or mastermind on pretty much anything (which is pretty cool when you think about it), BUT… that doesn’t mean it’s a great fit for you, even if your bestie just had massive success implementing something.
You guys know I’m a GaryVee fan (and no, I don’t agree with everything he says).
My favorite thing he preaches is to have ‘self-awareness’.
When you know who you are and where you’re going, it’s a lot easier to stay focused and make good decisions.
Which is why I’ve been successful so far with the small changes I’m making for myself.
I started with what I knew would work for me.
And there’s the magic phrase…
… I started.
Maybe you haven’t written a blog post, emailed your list, created a video, or recorded a podcast in a while.
That’s O.K., do it today.
Don’t overthink it, just create it and publish it.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration for what to create, listen to the podcast episode I did on The Story Engine podcast with Kyle Gray (I love having the tables turned on me, where I get to be the guest).