About Mindset Monday
Mindset Monday is where we kick start the week with a positive mindset. In this weekly segment, we will explore various strategies and tips to cultivate a growth mindset, boost your productivity, and overcome challenges. Get ready to embrace new perspectives, develop resilience, and unleash your full potential. So let’s dive into Mindset Monday and make this week a successful one. In this week’s edition, let’s kick-start our week with Free Your Mind The Rest Will Follow.
Called to create solutions
You know I had to pop in this morning and talk to you guys a little bit about this kind of revelation I had today while I was reflecting in my morning time. I’ve been reading “CALLED TO CREATE” by Jordan Raynor. There are many beautiful nuggets and it’s rich with information, especially for those of us who are called to create solutions through entrepreneurship.
The book shares a biblical journey about how we are innately designed to create and how some of us can use that gift in the marketplace. Nonetheless, it doesn’t mean we’re all called to create through entrepreneurship. It just means we’re all called to create solutions that need to happen in our community.
Free Your Mind The Rest Will Follow
So as I mentioned not everybody’s called to create through entrepreneurship but we are called to create solutions so our topic today is: FREE YOUR MIND AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW. Now some of you who are in my age group will know that that was a popular in-vogue song and those women were hot when they hit that song and they made a real significant impact if you ever paid attention to the lyrics. It’s just saying look, don’t be so judgmental, and don’t always think that you have to know in advance the solutions.
I want to talk to you about some very basic concepts around freeing your mind. You know, sometimes we get so caught up working on our business that we don’t work on our business. Meaning, we’re so busy doing all of those little things that take up so much time that we don’t have the opportunity to be strategic about the future.
As entrepreneurs we’re all called to create and we can’t do that If we carry the stress and the worries about our business, about funding, about not having enough resources, about building our client base we don’t put enough focus on our big why. To truly free our minds, we must ask ourselves why we are doing this. Why are we called to create? And what is that thing that has got you so consumed right that you have to do it right? You’re called to create solutions in the marketplace. This is your big why.
Tips on how to free your mind
Here are a couple of tips on how you can free your mind and prepare yourself for Monday morning. Believe me, this process requires discipline and consistency to be successful at it. This is my secret to being able to juggle both a nonprofit and a for-profit business. I have to have a set of strategies that work for me and keep me in tune with the tasks that I have at hand, so let me just say this freedom starts with:
1. Have a Plan
Having a plan, and that plan has to start the night before. It can’t start in the morning. I know what you’re thinking. Why the night before? It’s because on Monday morning you really wanna be able to hit the ground running. You don’t want to be sitting and thinking about what do I have to do this week, who do I have to see, what plan do I have to put in place, etc. You need to know the night before what you’re going to be doing for the whole week. In this way, you set up each day strategically for your success.
3. Set your 3 priorities for the week.
What are my priorities for the week? What are those 3 things that I have to be able to accomplish this week? You know as well as I do that if we don’t have a plan, if we don’t know the target that we’re shooting for we will be all over the place. Center these three priorities around people, process, and purpose. So our focus for the week should be on making sure that we’re connecting to the right people so that it supports the process that we have to fulfill the purpose.
3. Align your priorities with your purpose
The second thing you should be focusing on is setting up three tactical steps that will ensure you can achieve those priorities that you set. You should align these tactical steps with your purpose; the big WHY I talked about earlier. This alignment helps you stay focused on the things that are necessary to accomplish that priority.
A. Once you have things aligned you have to get clear about what you’re trying to do, because even though it may be aligned it may not be appropriate for that time, so get clarity around what you are trying to accomplish.
B. Then you want to trust the process. You know what it takes for you to accomplish your goals. For me it’s been over 50 I’ve been accomplishing goals but I had to be aligned and I had to have clarity about what I was trying to accomplish. Then I had to trust the process that I put in place and then once you’ve done those things,
C. You want to record your outcomes. If you don’t record outcomes, how do you know if you’ve hit the mark? How do you know if you were successful at it? How do you know if this process is repeatable? To record your outcomes, ask yourself: Did I achieve the goals that I wanted to achieve? Did I acquire the funding I was trying to acquire? Was I able to secure the resources that I needed to get to that next level?
Freeing our minds and the rest will follow is really about getting the clutter out of our heads, it’s about silencing the noise, and it’s about getting busy with the work that we have to do because creativity is the cornerstone of entrepreneurship.
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