Whether you are new in business, or have been working at your business for a while and not being as successful as you want, you might be making one or all of these three mistakes.
1. Not getting real
2. Not being clear
3. Not having passion
I will write about these over the next few days because making just one of these mistakes can prevent you from earning the money in business that you want and deserve.
The first, and one of the easiest mistakes to make is not “getting real” with yourself. In order to do this you have to do a deep analysis of your feelings, thoughts and situations in your life. You need to assess your strengths, your weaknesses, your interests, your skills and your resources. You have to understand where the gaps exist between where you are and where you want to be and then take action to change the situations you are dissatisfied with.
Taking stock of your life and giving yourself a “reality check” requires that you be completely honest which is not always easy to do. However, there is no point in trying to fool yourself into something that isn’t real because in that way, you set yourself up to fail.
The benefit of having a clear picture of what you are feeling about your life is that you can take steps to transform the things that are negative. It is important to remember, whether you know it or not, believe it or night, it is true that your thoughts create your reality. The more positive your thoughts are the better chance you have at creating success.
Here are 11 areas in your life for you to consider in your reality check:
My Overall Satisfaction. What does satisfaction mean? Do you enjoy getting up in the morning? Do you enjoy your life? Do you feel satisfied? Do you think you deserve to be happy?
My Energy Level. Are you naturally energetic? Do you get enough sleep at night? Do you stay up too late or all night then drink coffee, soda pop, or energy drinks to stay awake? Do you get high to get through the day?
My Spiritual Connection. Do you feel connected to a higher power in whatever way you define it (God, Universe, Trusted Source, Spirit)? Do you have activities in your life that help you stay connected? What do you do to nurture this connection — hike, spend time in nature, meditate, participate in religious activities, and so on?
My Health. Are you healthy in mind, body, and spirit or are you ignoring your health? Do you see a doctor and a dentist when you need to? And what about your mental health? Are you feeling good or are you depressed? Are you angry all of the time? Do you ask for help when you are feeling depressed or angry or do you just suffer?
My Nutrition. Do you eat healthy foods or do you stop at the convenience store to get junk food? Do you drink lots of soda pop and eat at fast food restaurants or do you eat real food like fresh cooked meat, chicken , fish, vegetables, and fruits?
My Exercise. Do you take the time to exercise on a regular basis or are you more of a couch potato, gaming, watching TV, or texting your friends all day and/or all night long?
My Connection to Family. What is your relationship with your family? Do you feel connected to them? Do you love your family? Do you feel that your family loves you?
My Connection to Friends. Do you feel connected to your friends? Do you love and respect your friends? Do you feel that your friends love and respect you?
My Integrity. Integrity means you follow through with what you say you will do with others and with yourself. Do you keep your agreements with yourself and with others or do you make commitments and not follow through?
My Finances. Do you save your money and spend it wisely or do you buy things on a whim? Do you waste money on things you don’t need? Do you have a bank account? If you have a bank
account, do you know how to manage it?
My Contribution to the World. Are you helping others or are you only out for yourself?
When you complete these categories, you can begin to assess your business to find out where you are and are not in alignment with the other areas of your life. Don’t forget to assess for your skills in business to see where your strengths are and where you might need some assistance.
Don’t underestimate the power of performing a reality check. I believe it is an essential step in getting prepared to create a successful business.
If you are interested, I have created a program called, 3 Step Reality Check to discover what prevents you from building your successful life or dream business and how to break through to success!
It includes an audio guide with the 3 Step Reality Check that leads you through an honest assessment of whether you feel good or not about various areas in your life. These assessments will reveal the gaps between where you are now and where you want to be. You can find it here: http://julianeiman.com/3-step-reality-check/
To learn more about The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs program, email me at Julia@julianeiman.com to schedule a free call. The webpage for this program is currently under construction. The new coaching program is scheduled to being Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and I’m offering a substantial discount for early registration.