The first issue I noticed was around clarity. Clarity on where they want to be in their businesses. It’s hard to get to where you want to go if you don’t clearly know where that is. This doesn’t mean that you have to set 5 or even 3 year goals, I don’t really even believe in setting goals that far out to be honest. I think it’s great to have an overall vision for your business and life, but creating specific goals for 12 months in advance seems to be the most effective. Too much can change beyond a year, and I don’t like the idea of anyone being in a box for 3-5 years.
So get clear on where you want to be by the end of 2015. Really clear. Don’t worry about “how” it will happen and allow yourself to really dream big and be honest with yourself. From there, you can start to look at your 90-day and 30-day goals, and make a plan accordingly. Stay open to seeing the steps the universe shows you as well.
The second issue is getting / receiving help in your business. YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL YOURSELF! You just can’t. Unless you want to live your life being completely stressed out and on the verge burnout if you’re not already there. Start with identifying 3-5 areas in your business where you could really use the help, and can likely pay someone less then your hourly rate who can do it faster then you.
Third, don’t make assumptions. I heard from several people they couldn’t get help because they can’t afford it, whether that was help in their business or support in reaching their goals. This was without taking the time to ask and research what that help costs. It might be more affordable then you think. What’s also important here is to pay attention to the language you’re using. If you are constantly saying you “can’t afford” something, then guess what? You won’t be able to! The universe is here to grant you your wishes, but you have to decide you want it and then trust you will be shown the way to make it happen. You don’t need the way to show-up if you don’t say yes first 🙂
Finally, give yourself permission to run your business and live the life the way YOU want. No one else is going to take a stand for You. Get rid of the “should” do’s and start taking a stand for You. It’s okay to course correct and change your mind along the way. It’s your right. Just be true to yourself and start saying yes to only those ideas you are really passionate about. It’s that energy that will propel you forward and into success 🙂