Don’t we all want to get more ‘ish done?!
We LOVE setting SMART goals, and signing up for Project Management systems like Asana (you should totally do this - Unicorns fly across the page when you tick to-do’s off your list!) and everyone wants to be more productive, more effective and to get those ideas into reality that little bit faster.
What you want my friend, is to spark a business Golden Age. Sounds shiney right? Or perhaps you’re wondering what the eff is a Golden Age.
Well, let me give you a quick history lesson.
A Golden Age is a period of history where a society has made more awesome stuff than usual. Artists, scientists, writers, philosophers - they were all on fiyah!
We’ve had two notable ‘Golden Ages’ in British history: the "Golden Age of England" is the Elizabethan Era, under Elizabeth I in the late 16th century and the "Golden Age of Britain" is the Victorian Era, under Queen Victoria, in the 19th century. Both mighty female leaders btw. #slay
During those time we explored the world, had an industrial boom, and boasted some of the best literature in history. Shakespeare and Dickens, anyone?
The highly notable thing about both these eras in my opinion is that there was more peace going around. Suuurrre, there were squabbles… but if you compare Lizzie’s rule to her Dad’s efforts (Henry VIII was really a crazy tyrant mofo) they were practically in Kundalini meditation the whole time.
So, back to how this is good for business.
If we wanna re-create a Golden Age for our business, we need some peace. We need less chaos going on, in our lives and our minds and our inboxes.
If every day you are showing up to work and reacting, constantly putting out fires, and getting distracted like this little puppy over here - you’re not going to make much progress.
If you’re letting that mind chatter take over, and your Higher Self can’t be heard over the fear monologue being spouted by <strike>an orange presidential candidate</strike> your ego - you’re not going to make much progress.
If you’re stress-free and relaxed, your mind is going to be so much for efficient and effective. The right side of our brain, which is where all that vibrant creativity comes from, will get better and better if meditate more often. The result? More exciting and creative ideas for your biz.
So, here are a few ways to calm the rabble and create some inner peace:
- Check your emails twice a day and turn off notifications.
- Declutter your inbox! I see you people with hundreds of unread emails. Stop it.
- Create some biz boundaries with any nuisance clients. (You’re not on call, baby.)
- Regularly ground yourself. Walk in the grass barefoot. Get a himalayan salt lamp for your office.
- Stop checking out (stalking?!) the competition.
- Create some mental white space with some meditation. The #HigherSelfie ladies have some great free ones!
- Unfollow people who trigger you on FB. There’s a particular business expert who I really admire, but she has a very aggressive way of talking to her audience, and frankly, it scares me to death. Don’t need that in my day!
- Declutter all the things you’ve been dwelling on. Tax returns, unreplied to emails, invoices not sent, all those images called ’Untitled’ in your downloads folder. (You know who you are.)
- Stop offering anything you don’t LOVE to deliver. So many people have a side hustle to fund the side hustle these days, but don’t be offering things that secretly make your heart sink when someone buys them. Just because you CAN do something, doesn’t mean you should.
- Hire some help for the stressy bits. If you hate doing your bookkeeping, sending clients late payment reminders, and create contracts for new clients - get a Virtual Assistant to do it for you.
Once you’ve eliminated all that stress, and removed things that were tugging on the sleeve of your energy all day can you imagine how much more space you’ll have to create awesome stuff like this:
Built during the Athenian Golden Age! Oh, yes!
Go build your business acropolis baby!
Can’t wait to see what you create.
Amber Rose is a Coach, Speaker, Writer and founder of The Vibrant Entrepreneur. She works with the new wave of online female entrepreneurs who want success without the stress, to create a business that empowers, inspires and brings lasting fulfillment and joy. Find her at www.thevibrantentrepreneur.com Check her out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberosethomas/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amberosethomas/ and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberosethomas/