Roll Up Your Sleeves Cinderella

Roll Up Your Sleeves Cinderella

April 6th, 2011 // 1:06 pm @

Roll Up Your Sleeves Cinderella

Everybody needs a little spring cleaning, like it or not.

There is nothing I hate more than stopping what I’m doing, halting progress, and taking a break to do spring, or any other type of cleaning.

I’ve had maid-service since the day I left my parents’ house, then a wife, and now kids (okay, easy does it, settle down… they don’t do everything, I trained my dogs to take out the trash).

Seriously though, I know you hate it too.  I’m not talking about daily stuff and household upkeep, although you shouldn’t be screwing around with that stuff either.

I’m talking about cleaning up the messes you create in your business and life.

Dan Kennedy says “success is made in a messy kitchen” and of course, he’s damn right.

People worried about keeping things in order, pretty, neat, and ‘just so’never have a reason to leave the house, go to the bank, and make a deposit.

If you are reading this, you probably know that I’m more OCD than any of ya, and I’m a control freak with my time and my space.  I hate dirt, germs, and anything that carries them.  I don’t think I’ve gotten my hands dirty since high school and I’m proud of it.  My mind works so my hands don’t have to.

So, I’m not talking about that kind of clean.

I’m talking about making room in your life for opportunity.

Making room in your business for more money.

Making room in your mind for more success.

If the enemy ever finds my hide-out, it will do them no good, because my files are so coded, and sticky-note-ed like a pirate’s secret treasure map.  I’ve got papers stapled and clipped here, there, and every where.

And I’ve got piles dependent on value and work and timelines.

It’s a crazy yet lucrative giant pile of marketing and money making chaos.

And, despite all of that, every few months, you’ve got to stop, take a count, and reorganize what’s going on in your life.

Assess where you are investing your time, what opportunities are going well, what needs more attention, and judge those that are deserving of the chainsaw.

That’s one of the big benefits my clients and coaching members find in working with me, I provide a built in forced “check up” and “cleaning out” of all the accumulated un-necessities in their businesses and lives.

Regardless, you’ve got to do the same.

So – stop what you’re doing, reorganize the game plan, clean off your plate and only put the most important stuff back on it.  Get rid of the loose ends, the un-dones, and the annoyances that hamper your productivity.

When this is all said and done, you’ll feel refreshed, focused, and be more productive than you’ve been since the last time you’ve did this little exercise.

Embrace this idea, and you’ll have a built in catalyst to achieve a leap in your income each and every time you do it.

Oh, and by the way, if you don’t feel the stress, pressure, and need for this routine “cleaning”, you’re simply not doing enough, trying enough stuff, or challenging yourself, probably just not working hard enough.

What a wake-up call Spring time can be.  Enjoy.

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