[Stay Strong] Finding Time to Do Something New
You're already super busy in your business. So how are you going to find the time to develop something new?
That was my dilemma earlier this year when I wanted to explore an idea to inspire women to live like their nail color even with so much chip is happening in the world.
Right now, there are a lot of entrepreneurs and small business owners who are considering new ideas for the new year. You might be one of them!
That’s why I decided to share some of the insights I gained along the way.
One of those insights is that you must make time to develop and pursue this new idea – or it will die.
Because your idea is a living thing. It needs time and space and intention to grow.
Making the time is one of your first hurdles to pursue any new idea. Real examples help. Here's what I did.
First, I took some time off. You could consider it just pure vacation, but it was very intentional to just get some space away from my day-to-day activities of running my business. I needed to rest and recoup. You can’t create something new when you're constantly tired.
In this time away, I fully realized (and embraced) that there was no way I could continue to get creative space if I didn't change how I operated. That lead to me changing how I would deliver the same services to my clients, but in a way that was smarter for my schedule.
I also employed some new technology that helped manage client communications better, including reminders for accountability. Turns out these two changes improved my coaching experience. Ha, didn’t see that coming!
Next, I had to take a serious look at my remaining activities. I started to say no or not now to many well-intended meetings and invitations. Saying yes to those meant saying no to pursuing my new idea.
This enabled me to get out of the office once again, but this time for a personal business retreat where I dove into the creative process. That focused time propelled my idea forward. I returned excited to keep the momentum going and take more action.
Your approach will be different than mine, but my hope is that by sharing how I found the time, you will, too.
Do you have enough time to pursue your new business idea? Probably not with your current schedule.
The bigger question is, are you willing to change things up? That's what it's going to take to pursue something new.
Michael Hyatt says in Entrepreneurs Will Save the World that it’s the ideas and risk-taking of entrepreneurs that have always enabled societies to progress. Make time for your idea. It might just save the world!
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