A new MIND set.
As with all new things, your mind is the first guy you want to look at. Let him know that there is a new sheriff in town. If you are like me, you have spent the better part of the last 6-12 months buried deep in business books and ripped off them in your spare time. At some point you found personal development material captivating. Eventually, you began to find out why the constant sparkling sense of life and lack of fulfillment were. For example, I had read books like Richdad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and listened to the audio version of the same if something disappeared in translation. I also read Think & Grow Rich of Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegies How to win friends and influence people among others.
I made the mistake of trying to keep a regular 9-5-like routine when I started my entrepreneurial trip. Big mistake. What tends to happen as a result is that the mind in these early days of business is still largely unaware of the new life in building progress. It actively runs the old known version of code from its 9-5 days in the background in stealth mode. You may know what happens when you try to run a new version of Microsoft Windows on old PC hardware? Yes, exactly right.
Deal with Time Management.
As a new entrepreneur who quickly comes into consciousness, I would say is the time management animal and what seems to be an infinite stream of unmanageable distractions. In a lifestyle shop that runs from home, the park, the beach, the airport lounge or on safari at The Mara, this can be a constant blow. Do not hang on to be perfect day one with this one. The more I tried to fight it, the more I stressed it. Stress did not improve my time management ability and added only to unfinished tasks that needed more worrying. I thought. The time drama continued until I took steps to gradually learn how to improve time management.
Understand your personal power and top performance state.
This condition begins to become more regular with exercise and awareness. Understand your heights ie, highest energy status, low this is no time to do the books and usually a good time to choose pizza fillings and make big decisions like thin or thick crust? And my personal favorite flow status this is the creation mode and one good time to change the world. Choose a block of hours that works for you. When new habits in your routine become stuck you will be easier to tell these states.
Time management and productivity is a continuous optimization process. All you have to do is decide how many hours you want to work. Pay attention to your body watch and maximize for times when you are in the highest energy status. Then learn to induce these states through rewarding practices like meditation.
Plan fun times on Tuesdays.
Although that was not how I started, I have so far been lucky to work on companies that give me a lot of flexibility about when and where I actually work. If this tickles your imagination, youre on the right track here. In my case, all i need is my mac book pro and decent wifi. Tip. When Im in a place where the menu has a 10 dollar price tag frenzy in progress, Ill go fast.
Move all the things you used to do for fun Saturday to this day. The key word here is FUN guys so if the cliff lawn is fun. Okay, you get my score. It does not matter what the activity is but I recommend you do it in the early days of your trip. The feeling is completely unbelievable. To me he read the paper and a coffee along the way.
Your inner circle. Your players CLUB.
This is an interesting one, because if you think of your ideal Tuesday above, how many people can you do today? Initially, you will probably be alone or perhaps with someone near you as a partner, wife, girlfriend or someone else who probably does what you do or benefit directly from what you do. I found out that the friends I used to spend on Saturdays and Sundays in my past life no longer fit into the new life I created. Its a sensitive balance but I had to make some changes. For the same reason, of course, the people of your old job probably will not have a Tuesday to hang out in your newfound happy place to share good coffee with you.
The family is very dear to me and I could imagine that it is the same for you as well. Perhaps a lot so that you make this decision to escape 9-5 and really start learning new ways to earn money outside the voluntary lone space also known as office cabinet. One of my reasons for choosing this trip was my family. Being more accessible to them and improving my own life experiences. To fill those experiences with what I really want anytime I wanted it.