Whether your actions are guided by strategy or intuition, the single greatest determining factor in whether you end your first quarter strong is your wholehearted commitment to going ALL IN!
Jessica Herrin, the Founder of Stellar Dot and Ever Skincare, encourages women to take more chances this Quarter, while learning the skills to back themselves for exponential, sustained growth.
“You’re more likely to manifest your business goals if you take chances that have the potential to yield results. When you operate from a place of self-compassion rather than forcing yourself to make it happen, your actions are fuelled by completely different energy”, Herrin shares.
Don’t discount any part of your journey, learn how to back yourself every step of the way through the risks and the failures, all the way to the expanse of your success. Let’s explore some essential ways to optimize this sprint for the Q1 finish line:
“You are more productive from doing fifteen minutes of visualization than from doing sixteen hours of hard labor.” – Abraham Hicks
With the use of gigantic planners and vision boards the size of her office wall, Karen Whelan stays true to her mantra – “Seeing it, ensures I get it done!”. It’s her way of continuing the expansion of her empire.
As an Accredited Psychotherapist and NLP Coach with over 14 years of experience, Whelan has developed an acute understanding of the value of cultivating a strong vision. Having studied under the likes of Joe Dispenza and Gabor Mate, she is a proponent of 3 powerful forces that ensure the timely execution of meaningful action: learning to deepen your self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-belief – “As you do, your self-trust grows. With every action, you just know that you have your own back and you become an unstoppable force!”
Bring Your Daily A-Game
“The day is won the night before.” – Brendon Burchard.
Knowing that your energy fuels every action, every conversation, and every piece of content you create, it is paramount that you remain optimally charged. Burchard recommends cultivating a nightly wind-down routine, switching off from work, social media, and blue-light emitting devices several hours before bed.
In doing so, you prime your body and mind for a restful night’s sleep and an energetic day tomorrow. Sleeping in a cool, preferably pitch-black room, further enhances the quality of your sleep and your overall recovery.
Your morning routine is your next ticket to an energy-packed day. Robin Sharma, Celebrated Leadership Expert, Advisor to Business Titans, Humanitarian and Best-selling Author of ‘The 5 AM Club’, swears by a 5 am wake-up, followed by 20 minutes of vigorous movement, before mapping out the day ahead.
“Winning starts at your beginning. And your first hours are where the great heroes are made, own your mornings and you’ll master life.” – Robin Sharma
Get these two strategies dialed, and half the day’s battles are already won.
Get To Know Your Inner-Critic
“When there’s no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.” — African proverb.
There’s a little voice inside each of us that loves to keep us playing small. It especially likes to show up when you back yourself to take chances and push the boundaries of possibility.
As Tarryn Reeves, USA Today Bestselling Author, Book Coach Publisher and Marketer says: “That inner-critic can be a little rat! Your first step to getting to know your inner critic is to look for evidence of what he or she is saying. There likely isn’t any! Furthermore, get curious about what is being disturbed within you that has your inner-critic in protection mode.”
Once you find evidence to contradict your inner critic, you’ll begin to reclaim your self-belief and confidence. As you then move toward taking that ‘scary action’, be kind to yourself, move gently from a place of love that allows you to integrate the piece of you that moments earlier, felt completely out of her comfort zone.
Nothing is impossible until you decide it to be so.
Capitalize On Proximity
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn.
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. It’s become a widely accepted truth and one that many have adopted with great success.
According to Adriana Monique Alvarez, USA Today Best-selling Author, and Founder and CEO of AMA Publishing, a major advantage of ever-improving global connectivity is that the world gets smaller and smaller: “it brings more and more people into our circle of proximity. People with whom we once had little chance of connecting, are now a mere DM away!”
To this end, it has become exceedingly easy to identify others who are doing what we want to do, and learn from them while foregoing costly mistakes that we might have otherwise made along the way.
“There is so much value in being in the energy of high-achievers, impactful leaders, and philanthropists. And it gets better – in all likelihood, once you connect with one person, operating at your chosen frequency, you will likely be connected with their entire community of like-minded people!” – adds Alvarez.
Armed with this new business-savvy, what might have begun – and ended – in anything other than spectacular fashion, now has a chance of blossoming into the greatest First Quarter you could hope for.
Take chances, visualize your goals, prioritize your energy, structure your day for the win, quash that devil on your shoulder and do it all from a room filled with inspirational and expansive people. 2022 is practically in the bag.