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Turning Business Inaction Into Moneymaking Action
I have many coaching clients who “intend” to build a successful moneymaking business but never seem to find the time, energy or motivation to actually put their intentions into action. For women in business, inaction could very well be one of the biggest stumbling blocks to success.
Inaction is often a symptom of indifference, fear or lack of direction. Whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur, good intentions alone will not create monetary success – intentions are only as good as the productive actions you are willing to take.
If you’ve ever found yourself sitting in front of a computer staring at the screen intending to work and not being able to muster up the energy, it’s time to figure out how to turn good intentions into consistent moneymaking action. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Have a clear and concise definition of what you want to accomplish professionally and financially and why you intend to accomplish it. It’s difficult to head forward when you don’t know or understand where you’re heading. Any effective and motivating plan of action begins with clearly defined moneymaking goals and outcomes.
2. Know the precise activities that will grow your business. There are moneymaking activities and there are time wasting activities – do you know difference? To achieve your moneymaking goals, you need to have a clear picture what makes you money. It sounds simple enough but clearly defining your moneymaking activities can make the difference between staring at a computer screen and consistently taking the successful action that will have you smiling all the way to the bank.
3. When you are working, work and when you are relaxing, relax. Don’t play mind games with yourself – chunk out time to give your complete attention to work and then chunk out time to enjoy guilt-free fun time. Inaction often involves indecisiveness. All work and no play can create burnout and burnout creates indifference and inaction.
4. If you find yourself consistently avoiding the same moneymaking tasks or activities, it’s time to ask why. Procrastination is a symptom of something emotionally deeper. What are you consistently avoiding? The task or activity that you are avoiding, does it affect you personally or professionally or both? If you continue to avoid what you find as unpleasant, you are placing a limit on the financial success you will allow yourself to achieve.
5. Are you doing what you enjoy? Inaction is often associated with not wanting to do what you find boring or distasteful. There are times when we have to come out of our comfort zone and try new things. You can view those mundane day-to-day activities as either a positive or a negative. If you're not motivated, ask yourself how can you change your mindset and make some of those moneymaking activities more appealing and pleasant.
Turning inaction into steady action takes discipline, a workable plan of action and a commitment to consistency. Are you ready to smile all the way to the bank?
Here is an offsite link to Amazon.com - This is one of my favorite money books for women “Overcoming Underearning” by Barbara Stanny – I recommend it to my coaching clients: Overcoming Underearning(R): A Five-Step Plan to a Richer Life
I'd also like to recommend my Kindle book on Amazon.com, How To Create The Mindset of Prosperity and Wealth - The empowered woman's guide to developing and enjoying an unstoppable moneymaking attitude. Here's a direct link: How To Create The Mindset of Prosperity and Wealth (Women Empowering Women Series)
I've purchased this book for myself and my opinions are solely mine. I am also an affiliate of Amazon.com which means that if you purchase a book through this link, I will earn a commission.
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