Values: We need to know what our values are, what they mean to us; this way we can always come back to them. Our personal values are for us and core values for our business. They become our foundation, helping us decide whose company we choose to be in, which customer or client we decide to take on; we need to be true to ourselves.
Organised: If we lived in a perfect world we would have no distractions, no clutter and no problems, but we don’t; we need instead to ensure we have a clear desk, clear mind, and try and work methodically. Consider making a list, setting goals, and don’t forget to tick them off as you go!
Fear: We all have fears, and a fear of failure is probably one of the biggest challenges we face. It stops us trying new things, breaking new ground. We spend most of our time telling ourselves we can’t do it, shouldn’t do it, and that we will probably not succeed. Instead, try doing something new every day, taking baby steps and eventually you will feel more comfortable with breaking new ground and gaining new-found confidence! We should remember that we are always learning and we learn by making mistakes!
Priorities: Do you have priorities? Do you deal with these or procrastinate? Do you know what is the most important thing in your life? If we don’t deal with the priorities first and take care of them then we will be on the path of no return. Consider what matters most to you and keep that focus at the front of your mind every day!
Habits: We all have habits, good and bad, however, we probably feel we have more bad habits than good habits. Habits are hard to break, they are the things we do without thinking, our default. It’s hard to move away from something we’ve been doing for a long time. Consider creating positive and supportive habits and think about that reward you can give yourself when you do manage to change!
You: There is only one of you, you matter! Take care of yourself first, stand up for yourself, take time out to look after your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Enjoy life now, don’t wait until you retire, or you change jobs or lifestyle. Do things now! You only have one life, live it as if every day is your last!
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