Did you set up your own business under the premise that you would have more time, flexibility, and freedom – but it just hasn’t worked out that way?
You may be getting lost under all those business owner hats and feeling overwhelmed. You may feel slightly sad at the ‘loss’ of the single-minded focus and excitement you had as a new business owner and frustrated at the lack of capacity.
It can help to remember the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” Overextending yourself leads to burnout, and once you reach that state you won’t be able to help anyone. That’s why it’s imperative that business owners carve out time to free their mind and take care of themselves.
What is Mind Freedom?
Mind freedom is being able to sleep soundly at night. It is not burning yourself out to the point of stress and exhaustion. It’s having the ability to think more clearly, more creatively and be more focused.
How can I free my mind to focus on what I need to?
- Attaining financial and time freedom can be the first step to achieving mind freedom. More money in the bank and more time outside your business generally leads to better perspective and less stress.
- Do you have a plan? – We allow business owners to regain control by putting together a solid one-page plan that addresses both personal and business goals. We ask where are you now, where do you want to be and how will you get there? We then lay foundations to reach those goals. By putting this down on paper you immediately alleviate this from your head and we then make each goal achievable, and designate accountability.
- Take more time for yourself. Be intentional by setting a block of time in your schedule for self-care – whether that is going for a walk, spending time with your family, or enjoying a long bath. The more you’re able to find inner calm, the better perspective you’ll have to make decisions and lead your business.
- Do you play to your strengths? Motivational Mapping can identify, nurture and report on the intrinsic motivation of a business owner and their team and find strategies to help raise engagement, encourage teamwork, and improve individual and business performance.
- Delegate. Business owners can fall into the trap of taking on more projects than they can handle alone. They avoid delegation for fear that someone else will not get the job done correctly. But when you are juggling priorities at the same time, you are more likely to make mistakes and get stressed. Delegating tasks to the right individual is important, it will allow you more time to focus on planning and organising. It might take time, but once you’ve built up trust in someone else, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
- Do you practice mindsets? Look at models such as OARBED – above the line and below the line thinking. Having a positive mindset gives you so much more headspace for creativity and growth ideas.
- Are you giving yourself the right tools? Armour yourself with the right resources to allow you to grow more headspace. Our e-learning platform the RL Fellowship is our new subscription service, which gives business owners, and their staff, access to custom courses, tools and diagnostics. You can take control of your own learning at your own pace.
Every business owner should have the freedom to deliver their dream. Contact us for more information on how we can help you grow your freedom.