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Does your to do list require miracles to get ticked off? My wise sister’s advice is for you in this week’s mini episode!
Today’s Little Better episode is my first sweary podcast episode. I mostly try to avoid swearing because as a podcast listener, I sometimes listen with my kids around, and I want you to be able to listen whenever works for you, too.
But I couldn’t get around this one: we need swearing!
So if you’re up for that, let’s dive in.
Beyond swearing, this episode is about the need to focus in business so that you can actually make progress and see the success you’re dreaming of.
A few years ago, I had a photography studio in addition to my coaching business. I had a talented team, and we produced product photos and content for product-based businesses. My incredibly talented sister (now a fancypants producer for Adidas), Holly, was the Studio Manager and we had such a blast working together.
In her wisdom, and with her deep wit, she said something to me that I’ve never forgotten.
She said, “Are you trying to shit miracles today? It really seems like you’re trying to shit miracles.”
My friends, she was right. The to-do list wasn’t realistic. It was based on the idea that miracles would appear from nowhere.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe in magic and miracles. Daily. Regularly. Unexpectedly.
But basing the success (or even viability) of your business on overcoming the odds, being superhuman, isn’t the way to go. If you need a series of miracles in order to get through the day or week, you need to take another look.
There’s a reason I don’t have a photography studio anymore.
Since then, I have honed and developed a talent: focus and flow.
Focus: to dial in on the things that move my business forward and have greatest impact.
Flow: to allow the things that trip me up or ask me to shit miracles to flow away.
I’ve always been kinda good at prioritising. These days, it’s the first place I start, and it’s a huge part of how I help my clients and Collective members.
The first step is to realise that focus is your friend.
Focus allows you to create a meaningful, profitable business with your sanity intact. By reducing your focus to 2-3 key projects, you actually increase your productivity overall. Focus means you can complete projects in a way that feels really good and has desired results, rather than being all over the place with 10,000 things you’re kind of doing half-heartedly.
Focus allows you to be all in on the things that matter.
Ready to learn how to focus? Curious about the systems I use to keep me focused? Want to stop waiting for miracles just to get through the day?
Join me for a free workshop on How To Find (And Keep) Your Focus As A Creative Business Owner on Friday 10 September, 10:30am GMT.