5 Action STEPS to Create Your Freedom
Everybody has a different opinion on what they consider freedom. Freedom from what or for what?
Freedom means different things to different people. It can be freedom from constraints, financial limitations, or pursuing hobbies. But how do you attain that freedom?
First, ask yourself...what do you consider freedom? How does your freedom look? Here are some ideas or tips on how to create your own freedom.
Starting on the journey to create your freedom involves these S.T.E.P.S., guiding you toward your objectives.
1. Step out of your comfort zone.
Leaving behind the comforts of routine is crucial. Instead of passively engaging in leisure activities, invest substantial time in planning and developing your business.
With each step taken outside your comfort zone, you're inching closer to your business goals, making strides in personal development, and forging a path to a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.
As you embark on this journey, remember that discomfort is a sign of progress.
Break a habit or routine by changing your normal behavior.
Alter a habit or routine by modifying your customary behavior. For instance, rather than spending time watching TV, I initiate the process of compiling a list of ideas or pending projects. I allocate a brief period to jot down ideas and then enjoy TV.
Changing a habit does not have to be...
If your routine involves starting the day with a cup of coffee and reading the news, consider an alternative such as sipping tea while journaling. The early hours of the day provide an opportune time to generate fresh ideas.
If your tendency is to immediately delve into emails, allocate time to devise a plan for the day before immersing yourself in email correspondence.
This describes my personal transition from a routine involving tea, writing, and then initiating daily tasks like client work or meetings. Presently, I begin with tea, followed by a walk within half an hour, paving the way for one to two hours of focused writing before tackling the day's responsibilities.
Another habit I've cultivated involves reviewing my tasks at day's end, assessing completed tasks, and identifying those that need attention the following day. I also opt to concentrate on one to three key projects for the day.
If establishing a business was without challenges, there would likely be a higher number of individuals achieving success.
2. Time is such a precious commodity.
Time, once lost, cannot be regained. Allocate time daily to your business, regardless of your primary commitments. Establishing a routine helps manage your schedule efficiently. Optimize moments that could be wasted on trivial tasks to focus on nurturing your business idea.
Create the time every day to devote to your business.
You can keep a time schedule because if you are socializing, it can take up a lot of time to read ALL the posts.
Rather than adhering to your regular daily schedule, seize every available moment to strategize and advance your concept.
Every day you have to take ONE action, one step for your business.
Action creates forward momentum. And before you know it, you are taking several action steps toward building your business.
If you don't start, nothing will happen.
Planning is probably the MOST important part of your business.
You will get mired in all the daily minutia of living and doing stuff. When you have a plan, you know the next steps of action.
Plan your week, month, and year. You will have a global view of your activities and not feel overwhelmed thinking about all the details you need to take care of.
If you don't sell, you don't make money.
Selling is not easy or an inherent skill. It is one of the skill sets that you need to learn and practice a lot.
But it is a necessity to move my business forward. I have to sell, and so do you if you are in business. So I decided that creating a business that will support my cruising life is my ultimate aim.
It is important every once in and while to be reminded of what to concentrate on and how to move our business or goals forward.
With so much research for my new book and updating my 'Shopify Made Easy, Launch Your Shopify Store' book, I have created an amazing resources page on my website with all the changes in Shopify.
Here are some free tools on my website on my Resources Page - Click here to check them out.
(This page is an ongoing project, and I update the page whenever I can.)
I hope you can use some of the steps - let me know if you did.