Stop Thinking and Get Working
If you want to increase your productivity and accomplish tasks you know need to be done–you have to stop thinking about on whether or not you feel like doing a task and just get started.
Many entrepreneurs waste time thinking about how much they like or dislike to do a task and then effectively talk themselves out of doing the work. If you want to get past this, you must stop making excuses and listen to these feelings of what is fun to do or not. Your ability to get things done should never be contingent on if you feel like showing up to work or not–you don’t have a choice if you want to be successful.
In a Clubhouse interview, Elon Musk was asked what advice he would give entrepreneurs to stay motivated. In his somewhat snarky answer, he said that if you are an entrepreneur and need you to be motivated, you are in the wrong profession, my friend. He is right–you cannot wait on other things to motivate you. If you want to accomplish tasks and become productive, you must stop thinking about if you want to do it–and just do it!
Find a Focus Strategy
Distractions are everywhere around us, and as I just pointed out, your feelings about something, or your previous experience of a bad outcome can become one of your biggest hindrances. To overcome this problem, it is essential to find a strategy to help you stay focused. I use a notepad that was sent to me by Angela Stevens from a company called Re-Focus. It has “To Do” in one column and “Appointments” in the other column, and I literally list everything that needs to get done, and I do not look up or get up until it is all done.
That’s how you get stuff done–you focus and commit. If you want to stay focused, find a strategy that works for you and stick with it until you are finished.
Make a Commitment to Yourself
Every time you have a thought about why you can’t do something, you must take that thought and remove it from your mind–get rid of it completely.
Your subconscious mind wants to distract you from your tasks so that you can stay exactly where you are because that is familiar. Entrepreneurial discipline doesn’t suggest “if” you want to finish, that type of thought has NO place in your mind. You are here to make your impact as an Entrepreneur; you are not here to decide if you feel like it or not–you are not here to feel good 24/7. You are here to do what you said you would. Besides, imagine how good you feel when you get stuff done! That’s the secret to successful Entrepreneurship.
At the Growth Architect, we want to help you find strategies that will increase your productivity and multiply your results. That’s what we do! If you enjoyed this article, watch my video, One Thing EVERY Entrepreneur Must Do
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
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