Caption: Photo taken by me from the passenger seat, on my way back to Chicago from Indiana.
Lately I’ve been feeling like I need more time…
More time to write. More time to read. More time to look around my mind.
People think that when you become an entrepreneur, you’re going to have more free time, but the reality is the exact opposite.
The more successful your business becomes, the more obsessed and preoccupied you become.
The demand for your presence, your time and your space increases, and the reality is that your world becomes so much smaller.
My one year anniversary as a Full-Time Entrepreneur is quickly approaching and I have to say I’ve learned so much!
The word that keeps floating up to the top is intentionality.
When it comes to time, I’ve learned to try to “let go” of things that were out of my control. When things don’t go as planned, you acknowledge it, write a report about it (to force yourself to find the lesson) and then you move on…
I’ve learned to put out fires immediately because where there’s smoke, nine times out of ten a fuse has been lit that will lead to an explosion. Smell the smoke, water-down the fuse.
I’ve learned to communicate as much as possible on the front end. My goal everyday is to speak clearly and articulately to try to remove any room for miscommunication or misinterpretation. Both miscommunication & misinterpretation are time drainers. Make it clear and make it plain from the very beginning.
I’ve learned to filter the information (and the people) I share my time with. The things people say, the things people do and the energy they carry has a direct impact on everything & everyone surrounding them. If I spend too much time around someone who complains all the time, someone who is not interested in growing or someone who just sends bad vibes, it slows me down & it makes the days longer and the work – the things that must be done – harder.
I’ve learned to communicate my needs quickly and clearly. Whether that’s more time or whether that’s lack of interest on a project. Whether that’s a “yes,” or a “no.” No is complete sentence.
I’m stronger. I’m a better communicator. The “why” has always been clear. But now, I’m more clear on the “what,”. and the “how.” I’m committed to helping to build something that lasts longer than me on this planet. Something that will see the year of 3014 and because of that… I always feel like I’m running out of time…