Spring Clean Your Goals And Plans
by Wendy Hearn
Spring is here! It's traditionally
a time for spring cleaning, getting ridof the old and making
way for the new. It's a time of new beginnings, with a sense
of hope and optimism.
"What's that got to do with
my business and work?" you may be wondering? Well, actually
rather a lot. Now is a great time for you to spring clean your
life, and your work and business. A time for cleaning out and
reviewing parts of your life and business you're ready to commit
to improving. It's like pulling out the weeds ready to plant
new seeds; seeds of possibilities.
It's an opportunity to examine
your goals and clear out the ones you don't want any longer.
This may involve spring cleaning your desk and getting rid of
piles of clutter. When we're surrounded by clutter, our mind
gets bogged down which prevents us from thinking clearly and
being focused. Perhaps it's time to dust away the cobwebs on
your sales and marketing plans, and throw away the rubbish, i.e.
the stuff that no longer forms a useful part of your plans.
It may involve spring cleaning
your personal life by polishing up relationships, clearing out
old habits and attitudes which no longer benefit you.Or stripping
back your finances to get them in good shape for the future.
Why not take a vacuum to your health and exercise plans and clean
out the bits you don't want?
This clear-out can involve taking
huge steps or even very small ones. Even these small things which
need dealing with drain our energy and it's surprising how much
this happens. If left undone, the little tasks, like the filing
cabinet drawer which jams, the unmade bed, the pile of papers
on your desk, all niggle away at you and sap your energy. When
these are sorted out, there is more time for other things in
your life and business. Cleaning out leaves space and this space
is then available for new opportunities. Opportunity for more
energy, more business, more sales and more of the things you
want for yourself. Now I'm not suggesting that making your bed
each day will increase your business ten fold. However, the fact
that it's not niggling away at the back of your mind and your
attitude is now one of completing tasks, you'll more naturally
finish things in your business. You'll be more able to follow
through and complete, even if it's just concentrating on making
the telephone calls your business requires.
If you're ready to enjoy more
success, natural energy and confidence, then I encourage you
to look at the areas of your life and business which need some
spring cleaning. Perhaps this includes your sales, marketing,
referrals, finances, management and leadership skills. Or perhaps
you tend to procrastinate, to run out of time or feel stressed.
I invite you make a commitment
to start spring cleaning today. Choose the areas you want to
clean up and devise a plan of action. Start by asking yourself
some questions. Ideally, what do I want this area of my life
to be like? What do I need to get rid of? What do I want to put
in its place? What is getting in the way of this? Where am I
now in this particular area? Look at the difference between where
you are now, what you want to clear out and ideally where you
want to be. Now break this down into smaller steps. Steps which
feel achievable for you and will take you forward. Take the first
step forward today. A radical spring clean puts the zest back
into your life and gives you the freedom to think bigger and
reach for the sky.