Excuses seem so valid keeping me from my goal. I REFUSE…
Week two much harder around growing consistency with my writing habit. However that being said I accomplished so much and was able to fire off to Nikki some decent not perfect content to build the theme of the website brand. I really excited about that. Of course there is much more work to do but I will celebrate that big accomplishment! Yeah
I had feelings of not wanting to write after that so it became easy to come up with very valid excuses preventing me from opening the laptop and getting to this page or another document. Especially the excuse I have nothing to write about. That one was the most seductive and appealing. That one is the one that stopped me in my tracks putting up not just resistance but REFUSAL. I REFUSE TO WRITE TO DAY. And so guess what I did not write. The interesting mind body connection of what goes on in my nervous system when i set out with my goal and by week two I am finding ways to discard it. I see this pattern repeat often in my life and perhaps no wonder I struggle with progressing beyond my comfort zone. I am much more aware and I have the tools to adjust it. I started 2 laser tapping session with friends and / colleagues to shift the REFUSAL around goals that I set. Interestingly after tapping with good friend Madison several hours later my boss at NR sent me a text she always emails asking if I could work on Monday. I had been worried that my hours were dwindling to 12 hours a week from 24. So of course I was delighted because as I ramp up my coaching business I certainly need to continue to support myself. I was so thrilled to have the extra day of income. It will really help and bring me out of panic mode which is always flight fight freeze reaction. With that out of the way I can attend to to my GB group and continue with the content for FT website, sales page, blog and landing page and funnel.
I was reading about creating the x-factor statement really called a UPS (unique position statement) wow that was overwhelming. It sound similar to captivate to motivate. They seem simple concepts but really much more complex. It is a style of thinking and writing that taxs your brain at first not being used to speaking writing this way to an audience.
My professional role of OT for so many years I know intimately my job function. I know how to pace my self and exactly how much time to spend on certain tasks and it is demanded. We are given a patient list with exactly how much time to spend with each patient which in turn determines how much time is left for writing notes, speaking with family and other staff. You go beyond on that you get a friendly little email to correct your time management. It is a system that I don’t have to think about other than the physical and cognitive piece of the therapy session that can be quite intense. That being said at the end of a shift I can go home and forget about it and jump into other comfortable things.
The work formula for this business I am creating is much different. There are some tasks I lke doing and others that I put on the back burner because I don’t know where to start, how to do it, lack the resources. So then procrastination sets in. I do what I like to do. Experimenting with what a work routine might like look. The beginning will be very different so many pieces to connect. The work flow is so very different and much more passive than the physical work of being an OT.
I have been playing around pretending I am the employee of my company and identifying what I would be paying myself for: for 4 hours a day the expectation is to write for 30 minutes, update group postings 15 minutes, coach at least one to two people , ok day is done rework flow.
Revision for the beginning; I can come with a whole bunch of tasks and assign time limit. Put them in jar and pick out 3 a day. This wonderful idea was shared with me by friend Madison. I really like that idea and set aside some time . I expanded to include 4 jars, nutrition and health, self care activities & fitness, relationship, fun. So the idea is pick 3 work tasks, 2 nutrition, 2 self cae / fitness, 1-2 relationship, 1-2 fun for each day.
Writing for 25 minutes. Time to shift to create a turbo tapping script for a client.