This is a touchy topic…
I’m writing this to you because I want to address a secret thought you might be having about being too old. You know some days you feel like you could take on the world, and yet other days you feel that you are waaaay too old to tackle anything challenging or new.
Let me clear the air with some inspirational content on this topic for you!
I will always remember a friend telling me she felt too old to run a marathon at forty five. Then we watched a local marathon event and you could have rocked the stadium with the cheer that went up as the oldest runner crossed the line who was aged 73. My point is, what you are telling yourself is in your head.
Are you determined to create the life and business you want, or are you choosing to let the opportunity to pass you by because of secret thoughts of being too old? It’s an important difference.
Being single, babies, kids, age or even having a spouse can all become excuses to hide behind rather than taking the risk to build a business that excites you and makes you feel alive.
I’m not going to kids you and tell you it’s easy to build a business. There is also no rule book that says you have to have it built and complete within four months! If you have children, a full-time job, or both—you still have the power to build a great business.
I’ve always thought of building your own business as one of the most incredible self-empowerment tools on the planet.
The things you have to do physically and mentally to bring it all together are life changing and you should never under-estimate your efforts.
Why take the effort to build your own business? Because it can give you freedom and flexibility.
Freedom comes from generating as much money as you want so you can do whatever you want when you want to do it!
Here are some tips to handling those little voices that can chatter away in your head and become quite STRESSFULL ….
1) Forward planning with mini focus
Set out a year long plan, and then decide on one main focus for each month. This makes everything very achievable. Let’s say you want to learn the new skills of creating videos. Do your research and gather your learning materials and study everything closely for one month. Every week create three videos as your main focus. By the end of the month you’ll have new traffic to your website and offers just through this one new skill. The more videos you create, the longer people will stay on your website and the more Google juice you get!
2) Let go of things you can’t do anything about.
If you have kids, family, spouse or other commitments that you need to work around, stop stressing about them. It could be that you need to set some new boundaries that benefit both the quality of family time you have and your business. Re-focus on delegating tasks so you can focus on
what’s most important. Perhaps for six months it’s time to get someone else to do the school run, or the cleaning or shopping so you have some precious time for business building activities and family time. Your personal life is important and so is your business. If you want your business to be more than a hobby, your business needs to be given the respect it deserves now!
3) Get out and move!
Many of you know that I love to include physical activity in every day (well six days out of seven at least!). For me it’s lifting weight at the gym, outdoor running or cycling. Here’s the truth. It’s important to get up, get out and just move! It might seem difficult for you at first but the more you practice, the better you get. Before you know it you will LOVE being active. It really does fire you up to be mentally alert every day and it relieves stress. Being active will keep you mentally and physically in shape.
4) Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Indecision and fear are two forms of self abuse. They will beat you up and leave you with tonnes of reasons why you should simply do nothing.
To live into your true potential you are going to have to get strong! Once you take the step past your comfort zone, indecision and fear subside. You’ve got talent. You’ve got skills. You can do this – so trust that everything will work out for the best once you make a decision to take yourself out of where you currently are. This could mean taking on a speaking opportunity, moving house or hiring a business coach.
Whatever you are uncertain or fearful about today, make a decision and move toward it now!
5) Most of all be HONEST with yourself!
You want to be a good example to your kids and your family. If you give up your dreams, you are out of integrity with what you would most likely tell your own children. Don’t live your life for your spouse, your kids, or even your parents. It’s critical for you to be a shining example for the people you love. You may need to implement some new boundaries from today. People around you will respect you more once you take a stand to love and respect your desire to build your business. Everyone around you will be better off when you do so!
Everyone has a desire to do something great with their life. Some of us know what that is, and others need to scrape some rust off the outside to uncover what is deep inside. Either way, creating your own personally designed lifestyle is a choice, and I suggest that it’s a choice you make soon. You are never too old and you still have plenty of time to make it happen. Leave me a comment below in the box provided.
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Here’s to your success,
Fay McLean CEO & Founder of Laser Connections, helps Medispas and Aestheticians get a reliable flow of new clients and grow their clinic online using a proven Digital Advertising System. Click Here to Apply for a FREE Strategy Session ($150 Value).