On today’s episode, we continue our conversation from episode 86 and dive deeper into ways to gain clarity that will lead to inspired action. Clarity without action steps that inspire and motivate us will only lead to burnout and frustration. In today’s episode, you’ll learn four foundational ingredients that will have you taking energizing action every day.
When it comes to gaining clarity, I’ve noticed that there are usually three foundational elements that need work first before clarity can spring into energizing action:
And they are:
- Creating Space
- A weekly reflection on progress
Let’s take a closer look at all three of these. I’ll give a few pointers to help you build on these principles:
When it comes to building a business and creating the vision that you hold for that business and your life there are a lot of things that are out of your control.
Giving up control is a big hurdle for most high achievers. This tends to keep them stuck and unable to break through to the next level.
As much as we like to pretend that everything is in our control. 2020 has been living proof that actually– we don’t have that much power at all.
Entrepreneurs need to control EVERYTHING that eats up a lot of bandwidth. This creates a lot of inner friction, analysis paralysis that drains energy, and in the most extreme cases, leads to burnout.
Of course, the negative brain chatter that a perceived lack of control condors up, fog your brain, and immediately blocks any clarity and decisive action that wants to come through.
It stalls you and can take any action. It feels like you’re fighting an uphill battle. – messes with your trust
So, how do you silence the chatter:
- You work on trusting and having faith that no matter what. You’ll figure out solutions to any problem that your business presents.
- Focus on what you can control in a situation and let the rest go
- Having a mantra-like: everything is always working out for the higher good of everyone involved usually helps clients to ground down and silence those doubting thoughts.
Creating your vision and having the courage to take the actions required to get you there takes unwavering commitment.
You have to commit that you’re going to do whatever it takes to achieve your vision. To get to this level of commitment, I usually get my Up Level Program members and Up Level League mastermind to ask themselves:
On a scale from 1 – 10 (10 being extremely committed), How committed am I to this goal?
If the answer is anything less than an 8, I ask them what will get them eight or higher?
This question helps to create further clarity by assisting clients in reevaluating their WHY/reasons or motivation behind their vision.
It also allows them to see where what they say they want and their actions are not aligned; it also shows us where they may be neglecting self-care/meeting essential needs that are needed to create energizing action.
3. CLARITY NEEDS SPACE:
When you started your business, you had to be the Chief Everything Officer — so you did a lot of busywork.
Now that you’re a multiple 6 -7 + figure entrepreneur, it requires you to work in a whole new way. That means way less busy work — which is why, as I mentioned in Episode 86 — I spend a lot of time helping my clients to reframe and shift their mindset around “hard work = success” or “not being busy = lazy.”
All the busy work has taken a toll and may have sucked your excitement for your business out of you. When we’re uninspired, clarity that energizes us enough to take massive action is impossible to get.
To create more freedom and higher profits require an evident (and exciting) vision —
A vision that will allow you to lead others to places where they would never go by themselves.
This kind of clarity can not happen when you are bogged down in the day-to-day.
The clarity needed to grow beyond where you’re at now requires SPACE. Space to think outside the box, room to play, freedom to be creative, and it’s way beyond problem-solving mode and into expansive and innovative thinking.
Most of my clients have forgotten how to dream. Dreaming of what’s possible is exactly what’s needed to create more freedom and profits.
How do you get into this space?
- And one of my favorites to set it off:” The what if” game.
The trick here is to set aside time where you’re playing and having fun, knowing that you’re not committing to anything and therefore you don’t have to jump into solution mode just yet.
4: REFLECTION CREATES CLARITY
Finally, to step into inspired action, reflection is needed. You can only get clear on where you’re going when you know where you’re at.
Knowing where you’re at and reflecting on lessons learned will help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you’re going.
I recommend a weekly CEO review or debrief to help you do this.
During your review you can ask questions that will help you see what you’ve learned, what progress was made, what worked, and what didn’t.
All of the above will help you to stay not only motivated but also gain further clarity on the road to success.
So to sum it all up: Clarity informs inspired and energizing action.
The steps you can implement straight away to get you to take confident action are the following:
- Let go of what is NOT in your control and trust yourself and the universe that everything is always working out in your favor
- The more committed you are the easier it will be to gain clarity and see what steps to take to create your vision
- Create space and time to dream and allow yourself time to get clearer on your vision and identify creative and fun ways to create success
- Start holding weekly CEO meetings with yourself where you reflect on what you’ve learned, what’s working, and what adjustments need to be made.
The Uplevel Project
Do you want to expand despite the world around you contracting?
Are you ready to step into your highest level of leadership even though you’re so freaking tired?
Is it time for you to innovate in the face of an uncertain future?
If the answer is yes, then you need to show up, think, and act differently every day.
But how does one do this?
It takes commitment, it takes awareness and it takes you implementing certain strategies every day.
And in the Up Level Project, I’ll share the step-by-step and tailored to your specific needs process with you.
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