I am at the end of my 16-day stint since my last day off, sitting on a flight towards Singapore bound for Bangkok and a family holiday for a month after the most intense start in business. As I sit here, I’d like to reflect on the past 115 days since the business years started for us back on 20 January.
I set a big audacious goal to host and/or speak at 100 events this year. And guess what? I am already at 52 and not even half way. I actually only really have 8 months this year as I will be taking 4 months off. I work hard but also play hard. I love to help others and help them achieve their goals, but I also love to help me and my family achieve our goals and be rewarded for the massive value we contributed to the world.
The ripples are spreading like crazy. The more you do, the more opportunities come your way, the more you say ‘Yes’ the more Yes’s you get in return coming your way. It’s all really cool to watch. Energy, mindset, action and the ability to keep getting up and doing the work. There are no shortcuts to success, no free lunches and no easy way.
You will be tired (hopefully happy tired), you will need to do stuff you don’t enjoy, you will get rejected and encounter way more No’s than Yes’s in your first few years.
Even being further in on my journey, I get sad, disheartened and exhausted at times. It doesn’t change no matter where you are at in this journey of entrepreneurship. The problems just get bigger, higher quality and your mindset for solving them speeds up with the ability to turn things around and get on with things.
I don’t know how you do everything you do Nat… is often the saying I hear most from my community. So I am guessing you want to know how I do it. Here are the 10 things I do to keep up this kind of momentum:
- I am a sucker for compliments, so if I continue helping and inspiring people, I will get my need for significance and compliments fulfilled.
- I am the main bread winner in our family of 5, so there really is no option but to get results – the last place I want to end up in is a Limited income JOB.
- I exercise 4 times a week – twice with a PT and twice on my own – the type of output I’ve achieved this year could not be possible without this.
- I eat light and small – too much sugar drags me down and complex carbs also make me feel heavy and bloated so I avoid them 80% of the time and enjoy them 20%.
- I take regular holidays – every 3-4 months at least 2-4 weeks and during each month a 3-4 day mini break away with the family.
- I reward myself regularly – no point in working as hard as I do without my carrot to get to.
- I love people and socialising is super important to me, thus doing events and speaking is in my blood – when you love something you are never tired to do it.
- I focus on one day at a time, the current tasks but not too far – I do plan and know where I am going the whole year but I don’t look too far as I would get overwhelmed and tired by looking at what is coming.
- I get my 8 hours of sleep each night. I sleep from the moment I put my head on the pillow around midnight to just before 8am. I don’t wake and feel super rested to do it all again. I do work Monday to Thursdays long days 9-11pm.
- I have the most awesome support in my husband and mum. They help me with the kids and household so that I can stay focussed and fulfil my role in the family.
So there you have it – it’s not easy but totally worth it! I am so looking forward to this recharge with my family in Thailand and I know I will come back ready to take on the second half of this awesome year. Boom!
Love Nat x