A week into the new year and I’m sure a few of you are already going back on your goals.  Stop it, pump your breaks, turn around now.  If you didn’t have the best 2011 that you could possibly have… I’m telling you that you can make 2012 different.  As the saying goes:  Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.  (I think Albert Einstein actually said that).

So I would like you to do something for me… something with me.  Let’s stop the insanity.  Together.

I have a little confession to make…I struggle with this kind of stuff too.  I struggle with making goals and sticking with them.  I’m human and I have bouts with confidence from time to time.

I just want you to know that you are not alone.  I want you to know that you can do it.  I want you to know that you have a cheerleader, a team member, a confidant… ME.

So what do you do when you feel hopeless, when you feel like this business is just not going to work, when you feel like “I CAN NOT do this another day”, when you feel like “what the heck was I thinking, I suck at this”????  You stop and get out of your feelings.  That’s what you do.  Or at least that’s what I do.  … And I get away for it for a little while.  I go for a walk.  Go to grab a cup of joe with a girlfriend.  Go watch a movie.  Call my mom for a chat.  I do something, anything to get away from it and get it off my mind.

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An amazing thing happens when I walk away for at least 5 mins… when I return, my perspective has
changed and I’m back on track.  My mind is refreshed and renewed and I’m ready to take on the world again (Pinky and The Brain reference).

So I want you to do something for me today.  I want you to stop being so hard on yourself.  I want you to nip all that negative talk in the bud and cancel it out with a bunch of positive talk.  I want you to pick it up and rock out 2012 because you can.  I know that you can because I know that I can.

So quit playing around already.  I know it’s hard but if it were easy, everybody would be a business owner, right?  Pick yourself up by the bootstraps and JUST DO IT!  Be Encouraged!

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What do you do to eliminate your fears, doubts and negative talk?  How do you encourage yourself?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Talk to you soon! ~Joyce

 

 

About The Author

Joyce M. Washington is a Certified Public Accountant & Business Strategy Coach who teaches consultants, coaches and creatives how to go beyond the numbers and grow their businesses.

Visit her at: TheCommonCents.com to grab 7 Steps To Better Books or come chat with her at The Cents Community on Facebook.

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