belief, Goal Setting, Mindset

Unclear Vision Leads to Distraction

Are you in a business but get easily distracted with other things?

Do you easily lose motivation?

Do you lose focus and stop doing the IPA’s (Income Producing Activities)?

Instead of doing the work you do things like:

  • Scroll FB for long periods of time
  • Watch TV when you should be working
  • Organize your desk or files or post-its or whatever
  • Or do just about anything you can think of to not have to do the actual work

Anyone?  I know these are real struggles, because I have been through every one of them.

I finally discovered something a few years ago. When we are not focused, not motivated and letting distractions rule us, we have either forgotten our vision and our why or we simple never had a clear one to start with.

So, think back to why you started your business in the first place. What was your ‘why’? Was it to be able to quit your job working for someone else, retire your spouse, travel more, pay off debt? What was that driving force behind you starting a business in the first place?

Then, write it down. Set new goals. If your vision and your why isn’t clear, then take some time to get it clear. Think long and hard about what you want in life, then write it down. Hang it up somewhere and look at it often. That’s what will keep you going when the hard times hit. That’s what will keep you focused and motivated when the distractions come.

What do you want from this life?  When you figure that out, and it’s clear, the distractions will no longer get in the way.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

Goal Setting, healthandwellness, Mindset

Healthier Living is Possible Even If You’re Addicted to Junk

How do you learn to live a healthier lifestyle when your body is addicted to eating junk food?   How do we eat an elephant? One bite at a time? Well, this is the opposite. One LESS bite at a time. LOL.

So, I’ve been asked by quite a few people lately how I’ve been able to cut out a lot of bad foods and replace with healthier options. For instance, in our home we no longer eat pasta. We eat zucchini and spaghetti squash and cauliflower instead. Was that an overnight change? Heck no!

So maybe you are where I was 2 years ago. Maybe, like me before, you drink soda daily, or eat out 2-3 times a week, or maybe Little Debbie is your best friend like she was mine. Turns out she was an enabler who I needed to remove from my life…. 😀

Maybe you work a lot like I did and it’s just easier to throw a frozen pizza in the oven or some bagel bites in the microwave? Yep, that was us. How did we change it? One small step at a time.

You can too. Small steps lead to big progress over time.

This same concept applies to every area of our lives. If you are wanting to lose weight, stop trying to find the fast, easy way. If you want to be healthy in every way, stop looking for quick fixes. Same applies to your business. If you want to succeed, start making small steps toward success, without giving up when it doesn’t work in 30 days.

Success will come if you don’t give up.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

Goal Setting, Mindset, Social Media Marketing

Business Mistakes We All Make and How to Stop

Isn’t it funny how we get off track just a little and it’s so hard to get back on track? The same goes with a lot of things doesn’t it? Like our health, eating right and exercising. We can be so motivated and working hard toward our goals and then life happens. And we have the hardest time getting back on track. It also happens in our businesses and other things we do.

The only way to keep that from happening is through commitment and consistency. But how do you push through a slump in your business? You know what I mean? A slump, where you just don’t want to do the work, you maybe have lost motivation, you are not being as consistent as you should be, you may be procrastinating, and you are letting distractions pull you in every direction. A slump.

I wanted to give you 3 easy things to really keep you on track or get you back on track in your business. These are things that have helped me when I have gotten off track, like these last few weeks.

  1. Daily to-do list. You need to write down your business priorities in order of importance. Putting it on paper is important. Write out your daily, weekly and monthly goals along with what you need to do each day to hit them. Whether that is to prospect 10 people a day on Facebook, or call 10 people a day, or send out daily email to your list, whatever income producing activities you need to do for your business, write them down in order of importance. This does not include scrolling Facebook or organizing your desk. Income producing activities.
  2. Set business hours. You have a home business. It should be treated the same way a traditional business is. Every professional business has business hours right? So set hours for your business and then whatever you wrote down on your priority list from number 1, do those things during those times.
  3. Personal Development. This has changed my thinking in so many ways. We are surrounded by so much negativity in life. We have to put things in our minds that change how we think and how we live. If we want to be successful and live a positive, happy life, we need to put positive in our minds. We have all heard garbage in, garbage out. What we put into our minds comes back out into our lives. So make sure you are filling your minds with positive things every day. Read or listen to some type of personal development daily.

There are many ways to manage your time effectively and to get your motivation back if you’ve lost it. But these are my go-to’s that help me. So, write down your to-do list, set your hours and listen or read personal development daily.

This will help your home business grow and you will see greater success using these steps.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

businessbuildingstrategies, Goal Setting, Mindset

My Miracle Morning – A Must For The Business Owner

My Miracle Morning. How You Start Your Morning Determines Your Day

Something I have started this month, which I THOUGHT I would have a love hate relationship with because of the time I now get up, is my Miracle Morning.  

It’s basically getting my mind and body focused on what’s important and getting my head straight before I really start my day. I get up at 5:00 am, and from 5:00 am-6:00 am, I do my miracle morning. And I love it. Absolutely love it!

I have a few friends who also do Miracle Morning and are getting amazing results. “Miracle Morning” is a book by Hal Elrod. It’s such a good book for those in any business. I won’t go into too many details on the book other than saying you should get it. It’s an awesome book.

Basically a Miracle Morning is where you get up in the morning and you set your intentions for the day. In this book, Hal talks about the lifesavers, and SAVERS is an acronym for how to do your own miracle morning.. These are basically the steps you take for the absolute best start to your day.

The Savers stand for S – Silence A, Affirmations, V- Visualization, E – Exercise, R- Read, S- Scribe.

In hopes to inspire you to start yours, I want to share what I personally do during my Miracle Morning

S – Silence, Which also can be prayer or meditation. I apply essential oils first thing in the morning. I spend the first 20 minutes of my day in prayer. It makes for a much better day altogether. There’s no better way to start your day than talking to your Creator.

A- Affirmations – I affirm what I want and speak life into my business and family. Life and death is in the power of the tongue. I encourage you to take a minute and speak into your goals and dreams. Speak life into your business. This is what I spend a couple minutes doing every morning.

V- Visualization  – I spend a minute or two visualizing what I want to achieve this year and what I need to do to make it happen. It’s not only about seeing the end result, but what needs to happen to get me there. You reap what you sow. Visualization is powerful for your mindset, but it only works if you take action toward your goals.

E – Exercise – Sometimes it’s yoga or a 15 minute walk around our home if it’s nice out. But basically, some form of exercise to get your body going and wake your body up.

R – Read – Personal Development – Just a few pages each morning to put some positivity into my brain. Sometimes I listen to a personal development podcast instead for 15 minutes.

S- Scribe or Journal – Every morning at the end of my Miracle Morning I am writing down 3 things I am grateful for that day. Nothing works better than gratitude to change your attitude. It puts a positive spin on my day when I am grateful for what I have and where I am while working toward what I want.

So that’s my personal Miracle Morning, not perfect, but it has made a huge difference in how I feel and how productive my day goes.

I hope this was helpful. I encourage you to try it. It will change how you feel about mornings.  Will you start your Miracle Morning tomorrow?

To your success,

Genean Roberts