Finding the routine in quarantine.
Creating a new normal that may end up changing again in the next few days, weeks or even months can seem daunting during this time. Or maybe you have but wonder if something will shift soon to create yet another hurdle to overcome.
A set schedule helps create consistency and gives us the opportunity to track and measure progress so that we can adjust and refocus on the areas that will bring the greatest ROI.
As one who thrives on predictability and routine schedules, I also understand the strong need for flexibility especially during times of uncertainty.
Last week discussed focusing on the 24 hours we have been given. How has that worked out for you, your role(s), your family, and even for your business?
This week I’d like to refresh those of us who are in the rebranding process, that have declared that they will come out of this quarantine stronger than ever. Now is the time to dig into the vision and mission of your life purpose and that career/business choice. Add special time to rebranding, rebuilding, or restarting to your daily routine. I’ve decided to drop a few bullets on how to get your business up and running in those infant stages, this could be a great place for even those businesses that are fully mature to review some of these areas, maybe branch out, merge, or reinvent yourself.
Take a look at this refresher list:
Delighted Coaching, Inc.
This quarantine life has me feeling completely out of control. It’s not working remotely that’s bothering me so much – working remotely is one of the many advantages of entrepreneurship.
When I decided to step out on my own in 2017 or should I say high dive off the cliff of financial security, I knew that it wouldn’t be easy. I would have to create a new normal with consistency and structure in order to be successful.
Creating was easy for me. Dreaming, vision casting, goal setting, planning those tiny action steps called “activities” that would lead to hitting my audacious and sometimes outrageous goals. This was fun. Making lists, updating my scheduling, meeting and coaching people, coffee dates, speaking engagements, teaching, hosting seminars, focus groups, and all the more.
The most rewarding of all was the ability to manage my own schedule and have plenty of time to meet the demands of motherhood for my ever-growing family of five. Yes, I have five amazing little mini – mes. They require so much nurture, love, and my most precious commodity of all, my time. I was prepared to give them the time they needed to feel loved, adored, valued, and wanted. The real motivation to entrepreneurship. In return, I felt loved, adored, valued, and wanted by the people that mattered most to me.
So now that the world has shut down due to Covid-19, why do I feel like things are so out of control? I mean this is the perfect storm for a coach/consultant to get comfortable at home with their own children creating, planning, and developing new systems and processes for efficiency and productivity.
In the last few weeks I have not been able to vision cast further than the next 24 hours. This has been difficult for me as I love to dream, and vision cast into the black abyss just waiting to see what I may catch and bring to life.
However, this quarantine has taught me to focus on the moment I am in and really celebrate the 24 hours I have been given – so though it may feel out of long-term control…I am forced to focus on the next 24 hours and accomplish the small things that require my dedication and attention today. My encouragement to you is to take the next 24 hours and make a list of the things you want and need to get done and focus on that. Living in the 24 is essential business.
Dr. Lauren Patterson