I can’t speak for all solopreneurs, but there are times when I need a kick in the pants to put my head on straight and gain a fresh perspective. As small business owners, we’re constantly busy “doing.” Of course, we’re “thinking” an awful lot, too, but that’s not the same as “reflecting.”
No, I’m not going to get all Kumbayah on you, however, I am advocating that you consciously take some time now and then to get beyond the busyness of business and immerse yourself in some “what really matters” thought. Why? When life seems out of control and too many balls are airborne, recognizing what you can be thankful for and realizing there are things you shouldn’t take for granted will get you grounded. You’ll gain a new appreciation of all that you have – and you’ll find ways to make the most out of those things.
What better way to kick off the New Year than with a new attitude…or a simple attitude adjustment! And here are a few reads that I found might help with that…
Any of Us Can Fall by Geoff Livingston – Geoff shares an experience and gives us a sobering reminder that none of us are immune to hard times – and that we should never judge.
Five Ways to Amp Up Your Holiday Conversations by Dominque O’Rourke – Not all conversations are created equal. Dominique shares some wonderful ways to make yours more meaningful.
How to be Happy by Dan Waldschmidt – We so often think about being happy as something that happens to us rather than it being a condition within our control. Check out Dan’s tips for bringing happiness to you rather than waiting for it to randomly appear.
Small Business, Big Lessons: How To Learn The Hard Way And Live To Earn Another Day by Carol Lynn Rivera – We ALL make mistakes. No, we don’t like to make them (or admit to them), but they’re inevitable for even the most accomplished and intelligent professionals. Carol Lynn shares her own experience to help us “get out of the manhole” when life doesn’t go according to plan.
Enjoy! And I hope that, like I did, you’ll garner some inspiration to greater appreciation from them, too.
How about you? Please share the links to any articles that you’ve found particularly inspiring and motivating.
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