Spring is Sprung

Written by Wendy Hearn

Spring is here! It's traditionally a time for spring cleaning, getting rid ofrepparttar old and making way forrepparttar 123953 new. "What's that got to do with my business?" you may be wondering? Well, actually rather a lot. Now is a great time for you to spring clean your life and your business. A time for cleaning out and reviewing parts of your life and business you're ready to commit to improving.

It's an opportunity to examine your goals and clear outrepparttar 123954 ones you don't want any longer. This may involve spring cleaning your desk and getting rid of piles of clutter. When we're surrounded by clutter, our mind gets bogged down which prevents us from thinking clearly and being focused. Perhaps it's time to dust awayrepparttar 123955 cobwebs on your sales and marketing plans, and throw awayrepparttar 123956 rubbish, i.e.repparttar 123957 stuff that no longer forms a useful part of your plans. It may involve spring cleaning your personal life by polishing up relationships, clearing out old habits and attitudes which no longer benefit you. Or stripping back your finances to get them in good shape forrepparttar 123958 future. Why not take a vacuum to your health and exercise plans and clean outrepparttar 123959 bits you don't want?

This clear-out can involve taking huge steps or even very small ones. Even these small things which need dealing with drain our energy and it's surprising how much this happens. If left undone,repparttar 123960 little tasks, likerepparttar 123961 filing cabinet drawer which jams,repparttar 123962 unmade bed,repparttar 123963 pile of papers on your desk, all niggle away at you and sap your energy. When these are sorted out, there is more time for other things in your life and business. Cleaning out leaves space and this space is then available for new opportunities. Opportunity for more energy, more business, more sales and more ofrepparttar 123964 things you want for yourself. Now I'm not suggesting that making your bed each day will increase your business ten fold. However,repparttar 123965 fact that it's not niggling away atrepparttar 123966 back of your mind and your attitude is now one of completing tasks, you'll more naturally finish things in your business. You'll be more able to follow through and complete, even if it's just concentrating on makingrepparttar 123967 telephone calls your business requires.


Written by Noel Peebles

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Franklin Roosevelt

How many times have you had a really great idea or wanted to take a risk and try something new, only to have a little voice inside your head shout:

"It wouldn't work!" "You couldn't possibly do that!"

or "What a silly idea".

Everyone, at some point in their lives has listened to their little voice cautioning them against following a certain action. If you frequently question what you do and think, and veer away from making decisions, then you may be stopping yourself from reaching your fullest potential. You may be slowly squeezingrepparttar special creative energy and inspiration inside of you that makes you unique, into a tight knot that needs to desperately unravel.

So what motivates that niggly little voice? What is stopping you from making that important decision or trying something new?

One ofrepparttar 123952 most common answers is FEAR. Fear isrepparttar 123953 greatest single barrier to success in our personnel and professional lives. The emotion of fear is intended to warn us of danger and to act as a cautionary tool. It should make us stop and think before taking action.

The Great Dictator?

What fear shouldn't do is dictaterepparttar 123954 course of action we take. It shouldn't control our thoughts or relationships with other people, and most importantly fear shouldn't shape who we are or what we want to achieve in our lives.

On a conscious or subconscious level all of us have feltrepparttar 123955 impact of fear in our lives. Whether it is repparttar 123956 fear of making a decision,repparttar 123957 fear of failure, a fear of what other people will think, orrepparttar 123958 fear of success -repparttar 123959 consequences arerepparttar 123960 same.

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