I was doing my daily reading this morning...I wanted to share some of what I read from the blog of Seth:
The first rule of doing work that matters
Go to work on a regular basis.
Art is hard. Selling is hard. Writing is hard. Making a difference is hard.
When you're doing hard work, getting rejected, failing, working it out--this is a dumb time to make a situational decision about whether it's time for a nap or a day off or a coffee break.
Zig Ziglar taught me this twenty years ago. Make your schedule before you start. (A Daily To-Do List) Don't allow setbacks or blocks or anxiety to push you to say, "hey, maybe I should check my email for a while, or you know, I could use a nap."
If you do that, the lizard brain is quickly trained to use that escape hatch again and again.
Isaac Asimov wrote and published 400 (!) books using this technique.
The first five years of my solo business, when the struggle seemed never ending, I never missed a day, never took a nap. (I also committed to ending the day at a certain time and not working on the weekends. It cuts both ways.)
In short: show up.
The next part is written to all, but speaks mainly to myself....replace the we's with I's and verbalize for yourself....
We have our job to do, we've taken it upon ourselves to make a difference in peoples lives. In order to do that, we have to show up, become a student of what we do as a coach, take the necessary steps daily to become successful. Whether it takes 1 year or 4 years in your solo business to really begin to make a difference, it will be worth it. It may possible be the greatest decision you ever committed to. I have often thought this, successful people whether that be business, athletics, or art, EXPECT the results the desire. Plan for it, articulate it, process the goal. We can either turn ourselves into a helper of others, which in turn will create a business for us that may indeed pay us the rest of our lives, or we can have a hobby, which we will pay for the rest of our lives. The choice is yours.
To your success in the close of this year and into 2012 and beyond
- Coach Burgan
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