One of things I desire most as an entrepreneur is a quiet mind.
If you have ever owned a business or drove towards something you are passionate about, you know exactly what I mean. How I would love to have just a few hours to shut my mind off, stop the mental racing, and just be able to think about nothing.
I guess it’s a curse and a blessing for us entrepreneurs.
There’s a few things that I think lead to excessive mind racing as an entrepreneur, and a few cures I’ve been thinking about that might help you achieve a quiet mind.
Many times our minds race because there are so many things we want to accomplish in our business lives. We constantly bounce from idea to idea and it never seems to stop. A cure for this is a notebook. Get all of your ideas out of your head, good or bad, or they will clutter your thinking.
(If you’re like me, there’s only so much room.)
Next, take those ideas and prioritize them based on what’s most important, most valuable, most time-sensitive, and most do-able.
Be cultivating these ideas, but on paper, not in your head. If it’s not something you can do now, eliminate it or file it away for another day. Whatever you do make sure the ideas are out of your head and processed in one way or another.
Another factor that keeps our minds from peace is all of the tasks we leave undone everyday. We have to begin by understanding that there is only so much time in a day and we can only accomplish so many tasks in that time.
With the projects from your notebook, that you’ve decided you can handle, break them down into action steps and plan on only being able to accomplish three of them each day.
With everything going on in our businesses, I’ve rarely met an entrepreneur that could run their business and accomplish more than three major tasks each day.
If three tasks a day can’t get you to your goal, you need to either delegate or eliminate that goal because you’ve got too much on your plate.
Create your ideas in your head, get them on paper, decide if they’re worthy, break them down into small steps, and get them done one day at a time.
That’s the best process I’ve seen yet for helping us enjoy a quiet mind. Ahhhhh.Tags: Business Design, jenius factory, josh long, Strategy