In my Next Level Business Mastermind group, we have a weekly call where we talk about goals and obstacles. This week one member asked what we were doing to handle/manage the recent changes to our lives.
This led to a discussion of how we’re spending our time.
Some have found themselves with more time, but have realized they need to spend more time in self-care. Others have about the same amount of time, but the projects and tasks that they’re spending it on have changed.
Another member shared that she had to postpone the project she planned to be working on right now. This allowed her to start working on a project that had been on the back burner. She’s not doing new or different things, but her priorities have shifted.
I’ve seen a lot of coaches and businesses share free or discounted programs in the last couple of months–and that’s great.
If it’s not something that fits with the goals of your business, it’s a distraction.
One coach I follow has made her paid course on creating a podcast free. I briefly thought about signing up for it. Thankfully, I dismissed that thought before I even went to the website. Creating a podcast is not one of my goals and remembering that allowed me to move on quickly.
Another thing I’ve reminded myself is that I get to choose who I allow in.
I’ve seen some people share that this is a time to buckle down and get things done! It’s time to focus and push yourself through this!
And you know what, that’s exactly what some people need. That’s how they cope and manage the unknown. So, that’s exactly what they should do.
That is not how I manage these times. And I’ve realized that I have an added layer of losing my Grandma two weeks ago.
I need downtime and space to process.
You might need that too. So, that’s exactly what you should do.
So, don’t feel bad when you see others sharing that now is the time to get things done. Let them cope in their way and give yourself the space to cope in your way.
And if you need to snooze them for 30 days on Facebook, by all means, do! Again, you get to choose who you allow in.
There’s a couple of things that I want you to walk away thinking about.
- What are your goals?
I’m not talking about your income intention; I’m talking about the goals that support that intention both short term and long term. If you’re adding a new project, make sure it aligns with your goals. Don’t add something new just because someone offered their course for free.
- How are you taking care of yourself right now?
Give yourself the space you need to take care of yourself. It might mean that you spend less time in your business. That’s okay! For most of my audience, your business doesn’t exist without you. So don’t forget to take care of you!
I’m available if you want support. It might look like helping you get clearer around your intention and goals for your business (and self) right now or a call to chat with someone you don’t live with 😉