I wanted to share what is going on in my life at the moment and how I am being impacted by a lot of thoughts and noise around me.
I have recently created my own company called Create the Spark Marketing and so now I fall into the category of a small business owner and an entrepreneur. One of the areas I can feel that I need to pay attention to is how to stay focused on what MY end goal is and what I am in the process of creating. I can feel my butterfly side being attracted to so many things at the moment and I am using my time and energy in the wrong way. We all have limited amounts of these and I got reminded by a wonderful post by Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote "Here's what I've realized: If I want more energy, I don't need to go out and find more energy from some outside source. I only need stop wasting the energy that I already possess on stupid shit."
So what has been my "stupid shit" that has distracted me? I think a big part is that I have joined quite a few different Facebook groups recently. I do believe FB groups can be a wonderful way to connect to new, different and smart people and can provide you with sources of information you had never imagined were out there. But they are also a time drainer and a big distraction. I see offers from people and feel I should say yes; I see links to articles and spend time reading them and I can sense myself feeling bombarded with information and losing myself from the path I want to go down.
Other things that have distracted me has been looking at other small business and then starting to compare my offerings and then thinking "what if I also did that".... I don't want to end up like a restaurant with menu with so many different dishes that you know the kitchen cannot possibly be cooking delicious versions of each dish. I think we would all prefer to go an eat somewhere with a small few selected items on the menu that are cooked fresh and taste amazing.
I keep telling myself this is about listening deep inside and what I enjoy doing, what I get excited about and what I know I am great at. That is where my story and ultimately my products and offerings come from.
It is very interesting to see myself and what I am finding easy and what I find harder to spend my time on. Setting up my own business involves paperwork, filling in forms, understanding the tax implications in two countries (my company is in the UK and I live in Denmark), finding new accountants, setting up a business bank account, having a process and structure for client work and projects and also spending time on new business and also delivering for clients.
I have a vision and a plan with my desired "end state". I don't have all the answers but I won't move forward at all if I spend my time getting both distracted and walking around in circles. Being aware is the first step in making changes. So back to the plan and following the lines of operation I created.
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.