What Are You Tolerating in Your Business?
If you’re a coach, or if you’ve ever worked with one, this question is probably very familiar to you.
According to Kristin Robertson it refers to “the minor irritants in your life that, once eliminated, could make your life flow more smoothly.”
Terry Dean tells us that there are basically two things that motivate us: pain and pleasure. When we look at making changes in our lives, we generally think about things that will bring us more pleasure.
For example, one year my personal goals included such things as:
- Spend more time on hobbies
- Decorate my home
- Rent a cottage
We’re much less likely to think about eliminating the things that cause us pain, especially if it’s only minor pain. Instead, we just put up with it. As a result, we deny ourselves the opportunity to make things better.
I challenge you to sit down and list the things that you are tolerating. If you’re self-employed, there are probably countless tasks that keep you working “in” your business instead of “on” it. Or maybe those tasks aren’t getting done at all. Either of those situations may be hindering your productivity and your ability to enjoy the benefits of being your own boss.
Once you have a list, figure out how those things can be eliminated from your life. You might consider working with a virtual assistant who can take those tasks off your plate and free up your time for the work that you love to do.
If traditional goal-setting methods have not been effective for you, why not try this exercise? You don’t have to take it anymore!
What are you tolerating?
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