I talk with entrepreneurs everyday who are struggling to make progress in their business because they are standing in their own way. I can relate because I love structure and organization, but don’t care much for rules. I really struggle with routines and I love spontaneity. It makes for a fun, interesting and sometimes challenging life. Especially when it comes to my business.
As we get ready to embark on a new year, I’ve been really looking for a resource to address this problem that was simple, practical and easy to implement.
Which is why I was THRILLED to get my hands on my friend Jennifer Ford-Berry’s new book “Organize Now! Think and Live Clutter Free: A Week-by-Week Action Plan for a Happier, Healthier Life!”
While Jennifer’s book will be highly useful for all aspects of your life (she covers everything from “Organizing Your Listening Skills” to “Organize Your Personal Style” to “Organize Your Sleeping Habits”), the first section focused on “Organize Your Mind” is particularly helpful for us busy, time-starved and information-overwhelmed entrepreneurs.
Turn to page 36 and you’ll find a simple 7-step plan for the week to help you develop new habits. I particularly love #6 which tells me to “limit the amount of time you spend interacting with any type of screen – TV, computer, smartphone, tablet. Avoid overstimulating your brain.”
As you implement one (JUST ONE) step per day, you’ll be supported by 5 other practical tips. This includes a friendly reminder that you always have a choice as to how you allow a situation to affect your emotions. It’s easy to forget this and play the victim card, but choosing to view every situation in the most positive way possible really does help minimize mental clutter. Which, in turn, frees you up to pursue opportunities and the activities you love most.
Other great chapters for entrepreneurs include:
- Organize Your Priorities
- Organize A Vision Board
- Organize Your Ability To Focus
- Organize Your Ability to Say No
- Organize Your Time Management Skills
This book is a MUST have resource for all us who wear multiple hats in our lives and are always striving to be the best at whatever role we’re tackling at the time! It’s designed to help you tackle ONE key area of your life per week so that over the course of the year, you are find yourself calmer, less stressed, more organized and more successful. It’s a quick, easy read that’s inspiring, practical and user-friendly.
Pick up your copy NOW and start developing some new habits for the new year. You deserve it!