It took me four hours preparing and by that i mean reving myself up psychologically for work. I’ve been in fear about running my business about succeeding actually, rather than failure, what will i do when i am successful, how will i handle it, what will change. I’ve got over this now and i’ve realised i’m starting to look forward to working for myself each day. I’ve stopped demanding so much of myself and set my priorities. My only priority is to work hard each day calling prospects at my own pace. I’m not focusing on what i’m doing, but more on the psychology i’m in and making sure i go through the motions to produce the results by default.
I’ve done with making plans. The best thing i’ve managed to do so far is have a blank chart on the wall and add all the things i’ve actually “done” throughout the day. This way i feel like i’m achieving. If i dont’ set myself a goal i can’t fail, every little enhancement to my business is a success. I often set unrealistic expectations of what i can get done in a day. I’ve now realised if i just get one or two important things done in a day, in the space of a week i can complete everything outstanding. It doesn’t all have to be at the same priority level! Anything that can wait should wait and i should do what i must do now.
As for today’s achievements. After four hours of getting ready, being up and in the shower at 8:30am and finally ready by 12:30am. I got my head down and started calls without the worry that i was going to run out of time. It was a good feeling working at my own pace. I managed to get all my work done within about four hours. After a couple of calls, i generated a potential client. I emailed him documents on the services i offer and managed to complete some of the other outstanding documentation that i have been wanting to do for awhile.
My contact management system is absolutely fabulous and i’m feeling on top of things knowing that my call backs pop up at the set intervals i request. I’m really excited about waking up early tommorow and generating some more hot leads. It’s such a rewarding feeling working for myself. I feel so abundant in every way and i’m really grateful to god for my many blessings.
It was good to speak to one of my best friends today. He is struggling with finances and we have agreed to partner up to get some work done. I am going to his house tommorow to make some calls and show him how my business works so that he can help himself sort out his finances. I don’t have time to make money to help him, but i can contribute by giving him my business as a model to make his own income. He is very grateful for this as i’ve told him he can keep whatever money he makes, not just a cut.
I’ve emailed the solicitors today to ask them for a copy of some terms and conditions from a similar business. I’m not sure that i’m allowed to use the same terms, so ive asked them to draft me some based loosely on what i’ve sent them. Obviously i don’t want to be in any way legally in trouble regarding copyright laws. I’m not hugely familar with whether these cover general t&cs. I’ve still got one more document to do tommorow and then i’ve entirely completed what i need to literature wise. This is exciting for me as i’ve been meaning to do this for ages.
Another thing to note, i prayed before i started my calls today. I thanked god for 5 beautiful things in my life, for my cozy home, my animals, my loving relationship, my amazing friends and for wonderful oppotunity before me and for the skills i have which will enable me to succeed. Today my moral was great as soon as i got on the phones. I feel so elevated when i’m doing the right thing in my life. Getting what’s important done and out of the way even makes me feel like i’ve got so much more time in the evenings to relax!