This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!

Big lessons learned this past week in life and business

It’s probably because we’re in a long streak of green days since Tuesday (and continuing tomorrow) but things are highlighting themselves to me, and it’s as if my guides are flashing signs in front of my eyes, getting me to pay attention.

Tuesday night I attended a very powerful event put on by personal and business coach Milena Cerin. She drove home the fact that in order to be a successful business owner, you have to work on your personal limitations, limiting beliefs, and self-sabotaging patterns. Having done a few years of self-development now, I found myself agreeing but knowing that because I’m not as far yet as I wanted to be when I started with all the programs I’ve been taking, I’ve still got work to do. And she reminded us that we’re always going to have work to do on ourselves, so it’s important not to just take one program and run. Ongoing support and coaching – whatever that looks like for you – is going to be necessary. And so as people or business owners, it’s important to not only budget for it, but carve out time for it.

Yesterday I came away from eWomenNetwork Vancouver‘s Strategic Business Introduction event with a really powerful message to create better systems. I know that I’m light years away from where I was when I started my business. Even when I did the scheduling exercise with a former mentor and I think I’m doing a good job of carving out my time and prioritizing, I could be doing a great job. I still feel like my days are too full and that my back burner items are piling up. So it’d be nice to free up more time for myself and what’s important in the biz. Outsourcing and delegating is in order, and I’m hoping I can do more of that once the course I’m creating is launched. Someone mentioned “firing yourself from what you’re not good at” and although I know I’m good at a lot of things, some things definitely have to go!

I do feel like shift is coming, but it’s not a bad thing. I am getting more comfortable with uncomfortability and being okay that not all of the things on my to-do list in the day are getting done. Even with the full days, I doing a pretty damn good job on my daily to-do list.

I also think it’s important to give ourselves some props for getting sh*t done and celebrating, no matter how small. Running a business – and a conscious business at that – isn’t easy, so giving ourselves gold stars the same way we may have gotten them as children is probably a good thing.

What a-has have you had this past week, or what are the routine systems you’ve created that have changed your life for the better?

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