The first in a three-part series on Inspiration, Motivation, and Innovation
I like to do things in order and so I am starting with the basics. This is meant to help you if you are an aspiring, seasoned, or even veteran entrepreneur.
Are you struggling? Not sure where you’re going or how to get where you want to go? I find at the beginning stages of my relationship with many of my clients, they are struggling, with their business or organization or just with themselves.
At some point, this happens to all of us. A good way to get out of the struggle is to do is the “inner” work before you can begin to take on the “outer” work. What do I mean by that? I mean it takes inner strength to get where you want to be in your life. But to get that inner strength, and with just about everything in life, you need to do the work required. For some of us, it’s actually an ongoing process.
Analyze yourself. Figure out what it is that truly matters to you, what will make you really happy. Then apply what you learn to your work.
Create (yes, I say create because for most of us, that’s what we have to do – create) a time and space where you can have a conversation with YOURSELF. Quiet, alone. Ask yourself these six inner questions:
- Where do I want my life to be?
- What makes me happy?
- What do I need at this point in my life and moving forward?
- How am I going to get the life I truly want?
- Who can I help?
- How can I apply what I’ve learned about myself to my work?
Take the time to have this conversation with yourself (and with God or a higher power, if you choose) and answer these questions.
What you will find is things starting to get clearer. The answers will start to show themselves and you can begin to create the life you want and desire. I love the word “CREATE”! It is so powerful and has so much meaning!
A really good therapy is to write the questions and answers and THEN sit for a while and think about what you’ve written – maybe even dig a little deeper. If you’re typing this on your computer – PRINT IT OUT! That helps to keep it in your face and in front of your mind. Look at it several times a day; refine it. If you’re writing in a journal of some kind, keep it with you at all times. Consider your answers in everything you do throughout your day.
“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe
Be open, challenge yourself, learn new skills or improve your existing skills and you’ll be well on the path to making great things happen.
My next blog in this series will be about motivation, so stay tuned.
I’d love to hear what you came up. If you would like to share please email me at Cindy@CindyWClark.com or share here so we can all glean inspiration!