Navigation: | Home | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 |
Entrepreneurialism Information Click here for eBay Motors! Get 2 weeks FREE CA Anti-Virus 2007 Accept Credit Cards Get your FREE $250 Cash Card PhotoStamps

This Domain For Sale. Contact us for more information.


Solo Mojo for Solo Entrepreneurs --- Where's Your Juice?


I recently read a magazine article about Andrew, a 42-year old businessman. He gave up a demanding law practice in the Northeast, moved South to launch a new furniture and interior-design store, and wrote his first fiction novel in the midst of that transition. He persevered with his passion for writing, buoyed by the love and support of his family, by drafting ten pages daily for two years. Since the completion of his novel, he started a new advertising business and is co-authoring a non-fiction tale on top of his other interests.

Do you know people like Andrew? People who are Solo Mojos --- thriving, solo entrepreneurs who rack up quantum accomplishments in their business with relative ease while keeping up a fulfilling personal life. They have MORE money, time, joy and ENERGY for home and work! Solo-Es like Andrew have figured out their passion and true direction. They've found the 'juice' that fuels Solo Mojo power!

Managing energy and finding your juice may be the single most important skill for solo entrepreneurs to master. It's all about tapping into that unique energy that has you feeling like running faster than a speeding bullet and leaping over tall buildings in a single bound.

To set the record straight, when I talk about increasing energy, I don't necessarily mean doing more. What I'm getting at is reaching a feeling of being more alive and having the capacity to manifest more --- more money, time, joy, people --- in your life as a Solo-E.

Struggle and the Solo-E

After a global-trekking career with an international processor and distributor of agricultural products, Jean quit at 35 to have a baby and spend time with her family. When she considered going back to work in a corporate setting, she cringed: thinking of exhausting travel, long days and politics left a sick feeling in her stomach. She couldn't find the energy to go back to work.

When money pressures prompted her to act, Jean examined her values, strengths and passions. She realized a career as a financial planner was now an ideal fit for her life style. Three years and six million in managed funds later, Jean is glad she listened to the guidance provided by her struggle to return to work.

Have you seen signs of Jean's struggle in other Solo-Es? Or experienced it yourself?

-- Frustration

-- Low energy

-- Physical symptoms like headache, sickness, pain

-- Emotional outbursts

-- Spinning or obsessive thoughts

-- Problems with clients, production

-- Conflict

-- Not meeting your business goals

-- Problems with suppliers/vendors

-- Etc., etc.

Being drained and losing vitality is a death knell for Solo-Es. There's nobody to step in to run the show when you're feeling out of alignment. If you don't become very, very good at managing your energy, you'll face an uphill battle just to sustain your business, let alone grow it into the success of your dreams.

Struggle can be hard to pin down! Often, it seems easier to stay with what we know, and within the struggle, by maintaining habitual patterns or living with unconscious behaviors. Sometimes, we even deny there's a problem.

Moving from struggle to supreme Solo Mojo energy takes aligning all aspects of business and life with your true self. It takes learning to be extraordinary at remembering who you are, learning more deeply who you are, AND leveraging a supportive environment (getting help from others or learning new skills yourself), in order to reap extraordinary results.

It's important to get the right kind of support on the journey to re-energizing. Entrenched beliefs, attitudes and assumptions often fuel the struggle, especially if we're fixated on a specific idea or result. If we don't stop, look at what we're doing and try something different --- something really outside the box --- the struggle continues.

It helps to think about struggle as the result of forgetting who we are, of trying to be something we're not. Because struggle pops up when we don't leverage, honor or understand our gifts.

To gain perspective on struggle, think about how you'd respond to this question:

What would I have to believe about myself in order to be in this situation?

Whatever you do, don't go it alone. If you're stuck, sometimes an impartial outsider can offer perspective on the perfect remedy to the insanity of ongoing struggle! And beware of getting help that tells you what you want to hear - find someone who will challenge you forward.

Struggle and Energy: the Inverse Proportions

As an occupational therapist (OT) in a public school system, Margaret was close to burnout. After talking with her supervisor, she learned part-time work was an option for her. The reduced schedule offered much-need relief with time for her beloved hobby of quilting and an opportunity to start a home-based OT practice.

Since cutting back hours at school, Margaret is now well on her way to achieving a thriving Solo-E business. The school system also implemented a buddy system to reduce the strain on OTs, in part because Margaret shared her concerns. As a result, Margaret's energy and enthusiasm has soared!

Energy is just like any other resource you need to manage --- money, time, food. You watch it come, you watch it go and, ultimately, you want a positive balance in your account!

Solo Mojos have figured out this simple truth: energy flows more when struggle is viewed as an opportunity to learn. They discovered that the more they struggle, the less energy they have. Conversely, the less they struggle, the more energy they generate.

So, the key to transcending struggle is to get comfortable with and learn from struggle. THEN energy increases. And this ability to increase and manage energy is directly proportional to the capacity to handle anything and everything in business and life.

If we, as Solo Entrepreneurs, want to find our juice and reach those highest levels of capability and success, we need to get really, really good at learning what struggle has to teach us. As we do so, struggle no longer is a struggle; it morphs into just being one of life's simple lessons.

That's when we get the big ah-ha: Struggle is optional in the first place. It is simply resistance to learning a different way of doing things.

To help shift thinking from 'struggling' to 'learning,' play with your answers to these questions:

1. How is this struggle compelling me to grow?

2. If this struggle were a friend, what would it be telling me?

3. How is this situation about me?

4. What am I protecting?

5. If I had nothing to be afraid of, how would I proceed?

Seven Steps to Building Energy Reserves

How is your energy level these days? Are you on top of the world with Solo Mojo power? Or looking for ways to build your energy equity to get more out of work and life? Below are seven simple ways you can use to pump up your juice.

1. Notice things that give you delicious delight

What offers you joy and fulfillment? Being creative with your work? Playing and laughing with the kids? Working alone? Collaborating with others? Then do more of these things! Energy comes from the inner joy that results when we follow our instincts and heart.

2. Practice gratitude

How do blessings, money and other riches flow into your life? Find those sources and align your life around them. Move to a place that ensures a style of love, growth and expansion.

3. Eliminate energy "leaks"

Can you identify where and when that sinking, draining feeling starts washing over you? Let go of tolerations --- those things in life and work you put up with just to get along. Strengthen weak boundaries and fulfill unmet needs that rob you of your juice. (However, beware of setting boundaries to avoid struggle --- that's only avoiding the discomfort of moving toward something new!)

4. Surround yourself with energizers

Everybody loves the Energizer Bunnyš! That's why you want to be around an army of people who share its characteristics. Collaborate with folks who challenge you to be your best. Enfold yourself with people who revitalize you, always cherishing and refreshing those relationships.

5. Get really good at self-care

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And taking good care of you as a Solo-E results in less downtime from poor health or low energy. Hop onto a regular program of exercise and smart eating, coupled with gentle treats like massage, meditation, finding spirit, etc. These aren't just "nice to haves" - they are essential energy-building workouts where you practice trusting and remembering what feeds your soul.

6. Get really good at clearing limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, worry, doubt

President Roosevelt hit the mark when he said the greatest thing we have to fear is fear itself. As a Solo-E, you've taken the first step by starting your own business. Now clear away those remaining fears and beliefs that hold you back from being the Solo Mojo you were meant to be. Fear leads to protection and contraction - of yourself and business - and is deadly to the Solo-E business!

7. Get to know yourself extremely well

The greatest gift you can give yourself is to understand, recognize and use your gifts or talents. Then practice *giving* those gifts to others. You'll be amazed at how much comes back to fill your life many times over and increases that precious energy stockpile.

Finding Your Juice

In my many years of coaching and running my own solo business, I've observed that Solo Mojos move through a universal cycle as they find and refine their juice. It goes like this:

1. Learn about self

2. Expand energy and self

3. Expand the business

This process isn't a one-time deal and then we're done! Solo Mojos successfully navigate this cycle continually as new opportunities (also known as struggle and life!) arise. Instead of resisting struggle, Solo Mojos embrace it. They are curious, playful and intrigued by it all, diving into the adventure of uncovering new wisdoms struggle has to offer.

Solo Mojos don't perceive struggle as a threat, something to be "eliminated," or a signal that things are going "badly." Instead, they realize that the discomfort, uncertainty and even fear that come with struggle is a sign that they are on the right track! They've found their juice and figured out that "struggle" is just another opportunity to?.

-- Develop a new skill

-- Reveal strength

-- Realize what's most important

-- Allow passion to flow

-- Become more fully alive!

-- Be ENERGIZED!!!

Copyright 2004, Karen Tax ~ Life Coaching

____________________________________________

Karen is a Life Coach (http://www.karentax.biz) who works with people in shifting to entrepreneurship. She especially likes working with folks to find their "juice" or sources of energy, using their passions to guide their business and life.

____________________________________________

*********** Find more articles like this at http://www.Solo-E.com - Keeping Solo Entrepreneurs Juiced in Business and in Life. Our team of Solo Entrepreneurs are comprised of small business experts who support others in finding business success with the flexibility and freedom to have a life, too. Network with other freelancers, self-employed and Solo Entrepreneurs in our forums, enjoy our articles and newsletter, and find other online training opportunities. ***********


MORE RESOURCES:
Business:Entrepreneurialism Articles from EzineArticles.com
12/24/2021 04:03 PM
How to Maintain Business Momentum
Not all goals are equal. The secret lies in setting a goal that will motivate versus one which will defeat you.
12/21/2021 09:19 AM
How Do Business Owners Stay Focused?
Many entrepreneurs think their biggest problem is finding funding. But what those entrepreneurs forget is the demon of distraction.
12/20/2021 06:01 AM
How Do You Embrace a Growth Mindset?
People with a growth mindset believe they can grow. And if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, a growth mindset is what you need.
12/20/2021 06:00 AM
Affiliate Marketing Secrets - What I Wish I Knew Before!
The so called affiliate marketing secrets are really just things that some affiliates know and others don't. I wasted years as an affiliate making many mistakes which I could have avoided if I had have know better! Here I share some of the "secrets" I wish I had known about before I started on the affiliate journey!
12/20/2021 06:00 AM
Autopilot Money Making System - How To Create One
Is it really possible to create an autopilot money making system which runs completely hands free? Since the early 2000's I became fascinated with the idea of generating an income completely hands free from the internet. After purchasing an eBook, I realised that automated downloadable products could allow a "hands off" income source, and be created from anywhere.
12/16/2021 09:17 AM
How Do You Evaluate the Future of Your Business?
Revisiting a business plan at the right time and adjusting the strategy can save or destroy a business. Here are 5 ways to evaluate your business and your future.
12/16/2021 09:17 AM
Affiliate Marketing Mentor - Why You Need One
An affiliate marketing mentor can help you better understand the steps needed to build a successful affiliate business and earn an income online. A mentor can also help you overcome your own limiting thinking when it comes to building an income online.
12/14/2021 10:10 AM
4 Signs That You're Losing Interest in Your Business
Only time will tell if you're really losing passion for your business. But these questions will help you know, make changes and take your business to the next level.
12/13/2021 08:47 AM
Are You Losing Interest in Your Business?
It's a fact that many people lose the passion for their work. As an entrepreneur, if you don't love what you do, pouring your heart into your business will be difficult.
12/08/2021 09:40 AM
How Do You Get Your Business Out Of a Rut?
Entrepreneurship is not for the weak! The emotional rollercoaster is full of highs and lows. And managing and motivating your team needs a consistent positive demeanor. As a result, having ways to get yourself from these lows is crucial.
12/01/2021 08:33 AM
Why Is Momentum So Important in Business?
If you lose momentum, evaluate what choices made this happen. Doing research will help you undercover the missteps that could be avoided in the future.
11/24/2021 08:59 AM
How to Stay Motivated and Excited About Your Business
As a business owner, you're building your dream. You're putting your mark in a world full of conformity. And it'll take a lot of consistent and constant motivation to move past the hard times. Use these six tips to tap into your inner power and use that motivation to build your entrepreneurial momentum.
11/18/2021 10:55 AM
How to Ignore the Haters and the Naysayers
Whenever you get distracted by naysayers, it's because you've lost focus. All you need to do is remember your goals. Remember who you are and what you want to achieve. Think about your goals and ask yourself if it's worth putting your goals on hold because of what naysayers say. Don't deny yourself the life you should live because of haters and naysayers.
11/16/2021 11:17 AM
Are Your Habits In Line With Your Business Priorities?
We all have regular practices which give us structure. These practices help us remain mentally and physically healthy, and they enable us to approach life consciously. These habits are important every time, and they're crucial in our busiest and most chaotic times.
11/15/2021 01:49 PM
Don't Focus on Being the Best, Focus on Being Unique
In a world where competition is the constant factor, it's hard to differentiate and build your own identity. It's difficult, but it is possible to be unique!
11/12/2021 10:14 AM
How to Launch Your Coaching Business
As you prepare to launch your coaching business, remember it's possible to build a successful coaching business. But you have to believe in yourself and in your idea before it becomes a reality.
11/08/2021 05:43 PM
7 Steps to Find and Retain Quality Staff
Finding and retaining quality staff whether you're hiring employees or contractors, can be a difficult task for many entrepreneurs. There are a myriad of reasons this is true. It takes a focused, strategic approach to hiring and growing your team that will help propel you and your business forward. Apply these 7 steps to find and retain quality staff.
11/08/2021 05:42 PM
How to Know If an Opportunity Is Right for Your Business
To become a successful entrepreneur, you need to know how to detect unique and good opportunities. Also you need to test and execute them more efficiently than your competitors.
10/28/2021 10:26 AM
Why Your Mindset and Beliefs Impact Your Business Success
What do the world's most successful entrepreneurs have in common apart from successful businesses? The answer is, the right mindsets. Mindset together with consistent action is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.
10/26/2021 02:36 PM
How to Clear the Way for New and Better Business Habits
The success of your business depends on you. That means increasing your output, improving your performance, and focusing more on important things.
10/19/2021 07:20 PM
Choosing The Right Courier Company For Your Small Business
If you need to send a parcel for you or your business, then choosing your courier is very important. If your business is online, then the courier service you use to send goods may be the only human interaction your customers have with your company. Therefore, it is very important to choose smartly who will represent your company when delivering your parcels.
10/19/2021 06:20 PM
Bust These Myths About Co-Working Spaces and Start Being Productive
The more you learn about the advantages of co-working spaces, the more it sounds too good to be true. When something has been hyped up over and over again, you start to wonder what could be wrong with it. Flexible workspaces have their share of naysayers and their opinions may give you pause in patronising such establishments. However, let us help you alleviate your fears as we debunk popular myths regarding co-working spaces.
10/19/2021 06:19 PM
An Entrepreneurs Untold Story of Work in Progress
A story of how an Entrepreneur worked his way to a multi million dollar company overnight until it became to big for him to handle leading to a failed success. He has now gotten back up and is about to use this experience to create something even bigger by not making the same mistakes.
10/19/2021 05:53 PM
Article Marketing: The Marketing of the Future
As society evolves, we develop and think of new products. And as new products come to the market, we need to think of better ways to sell them.
10/15/2021 10:26 AM
4 Business Strategies You Probably Haven't Thought About
Every business should find a strategy that helps it to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This strategy should be based on the strengths and weaknesses of the firm's products/services and the position it wants to have regarding its customers.
10/13/2021 11:39 AM
4 Ways To Build Momentum In Your Business
Momentum doesn't happen by chance, and nor is it willed into existence. To achieve momentum, you need to understand its source, and then relentlessly fuel it.
10/06/2021 01:43 PM
How to Be Better at Hustling and Entrepreneurship
Success doesn't come to those who wait - it comes to those who go out and get want they want. You don't want to the person who waits for things and gets what's left by those who hustle - be a hustler yourself!
10/04/2021 09:25 AM
How Does a Business Become Scalable?
Some businesses are scalable, meaning they can grow income exponentially. Others are not open to growth, but they generate a reliable income which is not lucrative.
08/31/2021 02:45 PM
Nine Books Every Successful Entrepreneurs Has on Their Shelf
Take advantage of the best the entrepreneurial community has to offer. Whether you read each book cover to cover or just use them for reference they represent ideas and techniques that will see you through the dark days every entrepreneurs face at some point.
08/16/2021 10:16 AM
Ready to Grow? Top Positions You Need to Fill to Expand Your Business
Do you wish to reach a point where your business is ready to scale and move to the next level? Hiring crucial people will help you move quickly, while proving excellent products and great customer service.
08/04/2021 03:16 PM
6 Reasons To Start A Business During This Pandemic
This is the best time to start your dream business. This article will provide tips for you to use immediately.
08/02/2021 06:06 PM
Go Read a New Business Book a Week
Reading is essential. Go and read a business book to enrich your business.
07/23/2021 11:26 AM
How to Be an Entrepreneur With a Full Time Job
It may seem difficult seeing how you can create a successful business for yourself. In addition, having a success formula takes time.
07/15/2021 05:54 PM
What Is an Entrepreneur and What Is Entrepreneurialism
What is an entrepreneur and what is entrepreneurialism. What makes them what they are?
07/12/2021 10:52 AM
Personal Branding Strategies for Women in Business
Personal branding for women is critical for business success to build your brand. When you align your personal brand with your business brand, you're much more likely to not only connect with the right people but also turn them into raving fans. Build your business with these personal branding tips.
07/12/2021 10:51 AM
How to Increase the Value of Your Business
There are many ways to boost your sales and grow your business, no matter your budget size. However, increasing the value of your business on a tight budget can be daunting.
07/09/2021 11:08 AM
Innovative Business Shares Tips
Innovative businesses are showing the road map to success: have a real connection to their customers, be proactive for the environment, show support for local social causes and events, and concentrate on providing a great service/product while building a strong networking system. It is the only way to survive in this "new normal".
07/01/2021 11:19 AM
What to Do in a Creative Dry Spell
While most creatives can't get away with allowing a dry spell to keep going on indefinitely, you can get out of the dry spell simply by trying these ideas. Often, just stopping the internal pressure you have on yourself can unleash your creativity again.
06/29/2021 05:38 PM
Top 3 Ways You Can Generate Ideas for a New Business
1. Start a Business that evolves around your innate ability. Innate abilities help you do things with ease. Often times I hear people say, "what do you have flair for?" Innate abilities help you do things better, quickly and 'naturally' than others. It helps you do things effortlessly!
06/28/2021 07:29 PM
How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity
Training your brain to be more creative, to be creative on demand, and to be creative in more than one way is within your power and control. When you find something that works for you to unleash your creativity, use it.
06/01/2021 08:49 AM
How to Create an Innovative Mindset
In general terms, a traditional business mindset is always looking to improve the quality of products, services and processes. On the other end of the spectrum, an innovative mindset issues mandates for new and better ways to do business.
05/27/2021 01:14 PM
How Can Growth Mindset Lead to Success?
How do people create and grow a mindset strategy? Here are some practical tips that will show you exactly how to get started.
05/07/2021 09:30 AM
Why Becoming an Author Boosts Credibility
When you author a book that is well received by your audience, it's really an automatic boost to your credibility. The book gets press, which means you get press, and the snowball effect happens.
05/04/2021 10:31 AM
Online Working Capital - Fast But Expensive
Small business owners often need working capital to cover expense incurred to make or create their product or service before payment comes in. Banks are loath to lend to small business owners especially the small amounts that the business owners usually need. Many online working capital lenders have been created to serve this underserved market.
04/26/2021 08:41 AM
When Impatience Can Lead to Business Success... Or Failure
As an entrepreneur, have you ever asked yourself "Why am I not reaching the level of success I was promised?". It could be because a lot of entrepreneurs fall victim to impatience to succeed.
04/20/2021 11:35 AM
What Is the Best Online Business You Can Start?
Starting an online business is a great way to create a lifestyle that you enjoy living. But, you must be realistic as you develop your business.
04/11/2021 02:42 PM
Looking to Build Your Network? Please Avoid This 1 Mistake
Networking isn't just about meeting new individuals. It's also about you maintain connections. Ignoring the current connections of your professional network because you're excessively focused on development is a big blunder. Don't just consider about meeting and getting to know new professional contacts. Don't fail to remember to keep up with the people you by now know.
04/11/2021 02:39 PM
How to Face Your Fears and Get More Business Leads
What fear do you have lurking inside of you, preventing you from enjoying life, or creating a successful business for that matter? When it comes to our business, fear can definitely stop us in our tracks, preventing us from moving forward and achieving our goals.
04/06/2021 11:39 AM
A Realistic View of Being Self-Employed
If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, you'll want to know all about your field, your products and your customers... but you'll NEED to know about running a business. It is important for business owners to realize all the hidden areas that eat up a surprising amount of time and energy behind the scenes in running a business.
04/06/2021 11:33 AM
Business in a Slump? 13 Ways to Get Your Motivation Back
Truth be told, it's a fact of life for every entrepreneur and business owner... we are going to get into a rut every once in a while. We're human after all! The good news is that this slump can be very temporary... if you choose it to be. Here is a list of things you can explore the next time you feel this lack of motivation sweep over you.


home | site map | contact us