How to recognize resistance

How to recognize resistance

If you have an idea, a desire that you really want to take action on because it is important for your personal fulfilment, chances are that you will encounter resistance. Resistance keeps you from doing what you want, it stops you from finishing doing the things that you need to do to get the results that you want. Or it slows you down during the process.

So we want to be aware of our own resistance. How do you know what resistance looks like for you?

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Deal with the real problem when you're procrastinating

Deal with the real problem when you're procrastinating

If you’re procrastinating on taking action for what you want and you’re trying to find the solution in making new plans, doing more research, do preparations till you’re ready to go…this is for you.

You’re procrastinating as long as you stay in the phase of thinking, planning, researching, learning and so on. Everything that you you’re doing before executing that is taking longer than necessary means that you’re distracting yourself by working on solving a problem that’s not the real problem.

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Creating our own breakthrough

Creating our own breakthrough

If you have an ambition to grow yourself and your business, you want to set yourself up for your breakthroughs.

And to do that you need to stretch yourself in terms of your goals and your commitment in taking actions beyond what feels comfortable. Yes, it’s about putting yourself outside of your comfort zone. Learn more about how to do that.

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Being intentional for more freedom and fulfilment

So my question to you is, how do you experience the freedom and fulfilment in your business? Is it what you’ve been looking for when you started your business?

Because if it's not, you're not the only one and this blog is for you. If you're not being intentional in running your business, you can't achieve freedom and fulfilment. You’ll feel stuck in a pattern of working hard, but not getting where you want to be.  I share how to be intentional in your business.

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Patience as key to your success

Patience as key to your success

When we are passionate about creating certain results we can become impatient. Not seeing the results we expect can make us doubt what we’re doing, obstructing or slowing down the actions we can take to keep moving forward. It means we’re focusing to much on the short term results. What if we start seeing our actions in a broader perspective? This message is for you when you get impatient about the results you want to see.

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This is what mindset work is about

This is what mindset work is about

Our belief system drives 95% our actions. That’s why the ability to change your mindset is a huge factor in your success as an entrepreneur. But what does it actually mean to change your mindset? What do you need to be able to become aware of the unconscious and change it so you’ll have a mindset that supports realizing your goals. This message is to have a better understanding to change yours.

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What you need to do to create the change that you’re after

What you need to do to create the change that you’re after

We lose momentum by taking to much time to decide. We spend time and energy on it without deciding to commit to doing it. It's what makes the difference between entrepreneurs who are happy and experiencing fulfilment and who are not. Do you know if and how you are losing momentum to create the change you want?

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What’s the view with your binoculars?

What’s the view with your binoculars?

When we have a goal as a business owner, it's easy to focus when we are working with our mentor, coach or maybe with other entrepreneurs who are also working on their goals at that moment. But your true focus is about your day to day focus. What are you thinking about and taking action on every day? Is your focus on what's not working for you right now?

Or is your focus on that what you want to achieve? I'd like to share this tool with you that helps you to get clear about your true focus.

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Do your actions support your ambitions?

Do your actions support your ambitions?

Do you know how you spend your time when you're not working with your clients or when you're not doing things for your clients? If we are clear about how we spend our time and energy, we can see if our actions really support our ambitions, our goals for our business growth and development. And more often than we want to, we can take much more action than we have been.

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What being stuck in your business really means

What being stuck in your business really means

We can feel stuck in our own business. As if we don’t have a choice but to keep things as they are. We have new ideas and desires that we’re not attending to. It causes us to lose joy in what we do and the sense of fulfilment that we used to feel doing our work.

The reality is that we CAN make the changes that we want to see in our business. So what’s really happening when we feel stuck doing what we have been doing for years? And why is it important to create changes we want to see?

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Networking your way

Networking your way

If you are growing your business, you want to gain new clients. And one of the most effective ways to gain new clients is by networking. You get out there to meet your prospective clients or you meet with people who know your potential clients. And so while that is a very effective way to gain new clients, there are so many business owners who don't do that because they don't want to.

They don't feel networking works for them. It's not for them to go out there and meet new people, to to to places where they don't know anyone. That's a huge opportunity that they are not taking advantage of.

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Strategies to finish what you started

Strategies to finish what you started

Are you working hard to keep things going as they are? And have you been doing that for the last few years and at the same time you have that wish, an idea in your head that you really want to implement? But you just don't know why you cannot finish that. Or what’s keeping you from implementing that new idea. I share two strategies to make sure you follow through on what you intended to do.

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How you perceive yourself is driving your actions

Have you ever considered that if you're struggling to grow your business, if you have the feeling that you are working hard, but just not really getting there, that may be the way that you look at yourself is hindering you in growing your business. So how we look at ourselves, how we perceive ourselves to be, it feels like it is not changeable. But you actually can. You can change your identity.

So maybe you see yourself as someone who is hardworking. Or you might be a procrastinator or someone who has a lot of ideas, starts new things but never finishes them. Why would you change how you perceive yourself to be? Because your beliefs about yourself and your identity, the way that you think you are, it actually drives your behavior.

 

Your identity determines your results

It drives your actions, it drives the choices you make. And so it determines your results. So if your results are not what you want them to be, try to take a look at how you perceive yourself to be. I have an exercise for you. If you make two columns on a piece of paper and in the left column you write down everything that you believe you are. So the question is who are you? How do you perceive yourself? It is not about what other people think of you, but what you think of yourself. And be really honest about it.

So just write down everything. I'm a hard worker. I'm an introvert, I'm spontaneous, I'm a procrastinator, I am not disciplined. Whatever comes up when you describe yourself, put it on paper and be honest. And then in the second column, you write down 'helping' or 'supporting' your goals or 'hindering' you in achieving your goals.

With everything you write down, you ask yourself, is that identity helping me in achieving my goals or is it hindering me? By the end of the exercise, you'll have a list of what is helping you, what is not helping you in achieving your goals for your business. Then you take out everything that is hindering you. Just circle whatever is hindering you in your business and achieving your goals.

Then second step is to think about the goals you want to achieve in three years from now. Say you want to grow your business, grow the revenue. You want to have a team that is supporting you. You want to have fun in growing your business. You want to experience peace of mind, more freedom. You want to really enjoy running your business.

If you think about that, you fast forward to that moment where you have achieved everything that you wanted to achieve and then really look at who you have become in order to be able to achieve all of that.

So, which believes do you have about yourself when you have achieved that? And it probably won't be that you are a procrastinator or you don't finish things or, um, you will have other beliefs. Maybe your beliefs would be: I always follow through on the things that are really important. I always find a way, I am very solution oriented so I can find an opportunity in every situation. So that's a very different approach. That is a different picture of you.

Move into those new beliefs and you will see that you are changing your results.

If you write down how you see yourself in three years from now, when you have achieved all those goals, take a step back and see what you can do differently today. How would that person that you are in three years from now, how would you do things differently if you take on this identity right now?

What could you do now if you would start worrying about the revenue of the last few months, how would the very solution oriented YOU handle this? How could you focus on opportunities when you are worried? So if you do that exercise and you really work on taking on that new identity now before you have the results, you are actually moving into that new identity. It will help you make new choices. And actually make the choices you need to achieve the goals you are working on.

So don't believe you cannot change your identity because you can and start by identifying how you see yourself. Is it working for you? Is it supporting in your goals? Or is it hindering you? Take out all the hindering beliefs and try to write down which new beliefs you want to work on. What do you need to do differently starting today? Move into those new beliefs and you will see that you are changing your results.

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