One of the things I emphasize as a coach is how to prioritize and put yourself at the top of your list. I have been doing this nonstop in my own business since December. This week has been challenging for me, however, as several other time-sensitive obligations came up, two deadlines for work I’m finishing up for other people, and helping one of my very best friends deal with a difficult situation. All definitely worth doing but now I am behind in working for myself and it appears that an article I revised for publication isn’t going to be picked up. I am a “go with the flow” person and promised I wouldn’t stress out about this but I have been. Last week was very productive. I sent out articles, I did all the exercises given to me by Jenn Scalia and Becky Tsaros Dickson, wrote a lot, helped my designer move my website redesign along, and so much more. Today, I had to find a way to push past the stress of not accomplishing all that I wanted to this week.
When I took a step back (and cleaned the house for an hour), I remembered that being able to help those closest to me when they need it is one of the very greatest things about working for myself. I reminded myself what I tell others. We control our thoughts and emotions. I felt the frustration, yet kept it from turning into something much bigger and more negative, like- “well you probably won’t be successful at this anyway” or “and that’s why you have no business”. Those statements aren’t true and being frustrated over what I haven’t accomplished this week doesn’t make them truer. Keep only what serves you well and let the rest go.
Thoughts I choose to hold: Life is good. I am successful and will be more successful as each month passes. I am thankful for the many opportunities I have before me now.