Life is always about perspective. Look at today's political scene, wouldn't you say perspective plays a significant role in how our current legislators govern? From the president to the news media to social media to answer the question, "Who are you voting for this coming election?" it is all about perspective.
What's your perspective when you sit down to map out your plans to work on your dream? Are you thinking positively about your next steps? Describe your business perspective? How do you sharpen your skills and strengthen your mental dexterity? How do prepare your business for a transformation? Do you have a growth mindset as it relates to your family and business goals?
Gain a perspective: Set a time and place for you to focus on tasks related to your business goals. This space should be separate from the space for other responsibilities. Allowing other responsibilities to crowd this space is distracting and clutters creativity. It doesn't have to be an office if you have a small space it could be a corner in your bedroom where you have items that serve as your muse for creativity. Here's an example: you may work on your business goals at a small desk in your bedroom. Responsibilities for your family are listed and updated in the kitchen with the family calendar and message board. Keep these two places separate for inspirational purposes. Sitting at your desk creates expectations for incremental progress by the time you decide to leave the desk longer than an hour. In your efforts to be organized in each space, you can set small steps to ensure productivity. This perspective is helpful when searching for inspiration to transform your business. #STRONG
Dream but be Pragmatic: Having a growth mindset doesn't mean you can't dream or that being pragmatic will stifle your dreams. Having a pragmatic approach to your goals helps to maintain the proper perspective as to your success. Remember earlier, when I said you should make use of the resources you currently have to start on your goals. Don't wait until you have a separate office before you get started on your work. (There are definitely financial perks to having a home office but there are also guidelines. Check out irs.gov for more information or speak with a certified public account or licensed business and tax professional.)
I once heard a woman say that 'men tend to have big-picture thinking even about their own dreams and women think smaller to be detailed and not as over-the-top about their abilities'. It's also safe to say that Moms are always thinking of contingencies and therefore we have to have the ability to have a microscopic focus on issues. We have our ability to focus on a reason and be flexible enough to consider big-picture ideas. #RESILIENT
Participate and Partner in Collabs: After gaining a perspective, keeping your growth mindset alone with being pragmatic about your goals, get out there and participate in collabs. An entrepreneur community is important in building working relationships with other SBOs. Other SBOs can also share insight and lessons learned along the way. And one way to build those relationships is by participating in collaborative efforts within your operating communities. Many times bartering can be a sure way to demonstrate your work/product for future business or leads. Partnerships are crucial to solving problems, preserving community assets, and building social capital in communities. Participating in collabs improves business health through collective action and can take on various forms that range from networking to coordinating, cooperating, to collaborating. Don't be afraid to dream big and shine, keep thinking your passion is what the world has been waiting on. #LUMINOUS
Enjoy yourself, Momma!
Mother of Pearl