Are you missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime right now?

Missing Opportunities Blog Post

I can remember 100 different times (so to speak) that I missed my chance to do something spectacular because I didn’t plan my time correctly. 

The most painful of all of those experiences was missing my chance to move to Paris about 5 years ago.

In hindsight, that was definitely the best thing that could have happened because otherwise I wouldn’t be living my purpose now. However, back then it didn’t feel that way.

So, what actually happened? I knew that I had a gift for languages (I speak 4) and so I didn’t dedicate as much time as I knew was necessary for the type of examinations that the Grandes Écoles de Paris required.

Because of that, I did not pass the second round of examinations, and I didn’t go to live in Europe for good. This was something I thought was my life’s dream at the time.

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Do you have a story just like that? One point in time that you missed your chance because you did not calculate precisely what was required? In other words, you didn’t plan it out right?

Most of us do.

Tweet This ButtonEveryone misses opportunities. Especially in business, opportunities missed can cause negative (sometimes irreparable) consequences for us.

What am I talking about when I speak of opportunity?

I mean real soul opportunities that are meant for you! Understanding and knowing how to distinguish fear-based opportunities and real opportunities is very important.

I see a lot of entrepreneurs buying course after course, not really understanding what is valuable and would support them in their growth and what wouldn’t. But that is the subject for another day! 😉

The most important thing to realize is that we never know what moment will bring a pivotal opportunity.

Tweet This Button So, the only way to really prevent missing opportunities is to always be ready. 

 

Needless to say, I moved past the planning issues about 1 year into my business. 😉

There are a few ways that you can be ready. When it comes to time, the most important ones are:

  1. Always have enough space for new opportunities. If you are working at 95% of the time, there really is no room for you to take advantage of new opportunities. Putting what you are already doing aside is also not advisable, because it will create chaos in your business. The best way is to always be ready. That is why having a Lifestyle Business is so important! (i.e. You will always have time for whatever you want!)
  2. Know thyself (hehe!) It is very important to know how you work best in terms of planning so you know exactly what to do when you get your chance in the spotlight!
  3. Know what are the traps that prevent you from reaching your next level in business! Do you know which ones are yours?

There are 3 Traps that I know that keep entrepreneurs like you Constantly Stressed, Struggling to get everything done, and Frustrated with their never ending to-do list.

I actually created a training that speaks specifically to this that is happening on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 1pm ET. 

You can sign up for that training by Clicking HERE!

So get ready, set, and go grab that opportunity!

Now it’s your chance to share your own story! Can you tell me one instance that you missed what felt like an opportunity of a lifetime? Comment below and let me know.

Stay vibrant,

Sazzu

PS. Sign up for the training so you can join me in understanding the tools that are needed to master your Business Planning so you stop missing opportunities and start growing your business at a completely different level!

The Balance Trap of Lifestyle Businesses

Learn if you are in it and how to quickly get yourself out!

 

 

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A few weeks ago I went to a karaoke party I was invited to. Most people either LOVE or HATE Karaoke.

At first glance I thought this was the best crowd for karaoke.

Why?

Because everyone knew each other! Most of them have been best friends for years so there really shouldn’t have been any shyness at all in the room.

Yet, everybody was ignoring the karaoke screens.

I would even make comments here and there asking people to pick some music to sing to, and everyone was saying an almost brutally polite “No, Thank You!” Arghhhhh

Clearly, something had to be done! 😉

So I took matters into my own hands and picked a bunch of songs that I started singing to.

Believe me, I was stepping out WAY outside of my comfort zone.

Also, this would be cute if you thought I sang good. I really REALLY don’t. I think my singing needs serious improvement.

Yet, I was not seeking perfection. I just wanted to keep the flow and open the floodgates for other people to sing too. And they did, making me very happy! (more on that later)

I find that the same happens in business. We are constantly desiring balance and flow, yet what we are really looking for is perfection and that is why we keep stopping ourselves from having an amazing time.

 

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There is a huge difference between balance and perfection that can either skyrocket or plummet your business.

 

So, what is the difference?

Perfection is seeking the impossible and putting a bunch of rules in front of your goal. This means that if every step has to be perfect, then it typically will take much more time to get to the end result.

This happens for goals as it happens for everyday tasks. If every rule comes with a time frame then each rule will end up sucking much your energy than necessary. This is a topic I go into in my new Free Training because it is sooo important!

Balance is much cleaner. When you have balance there is a time and a place for everything in your schedule, giving you a lot of time for EVERYTHING in your life.

In business, this means planning ahead based on your goals and giving yourself plenty of time to achieve them as well as some wiggle room to crank it up when needed, or to slow it down when you need to.

The lifestyle business requires even more than that, because the ultimate goal is working less. So how can you accomplish this?

Again, the idea is having time for everything! Not just work, not just relationships, not just self care. Everything!

Imagine what it would feel like to not have to worry about having time anymore or feeling like you have to use that as your excuse because you know that your schedule has the time for each task.

This is how successful coaches do it, how billionaires have gotten there. They are masters at time management, and they leverage as much and as quickly as possible! The goal is never perfection, but balance.

So what is one thing you can do now to start creating your balanced schedule?

You can start looking by at your schedule and start identifying what are the good times for you to do certain tasks.

How can you start identifying this? Well, let’s look at when you work best naturally? Are you more productive in the morning? In the evening? After taking an afternoon nap? (I am!)

Build your schedule around what works for YOU. It’s very important that you test these things for yourself. You have to be relentless about getting it balanced, not getting it perfect! 😉

Tweet This ButtonRemember, Balance gives you time. Perfection takes time away from you!

 

If it was about perfection, nobody would have sang at the karaoke party. People heard me singing, and joined in to have fun and keep the flow. After we got it rolling, there were no gaps! The music kept going and people singing. We had such an amazing time!

And you can too! Every single day, in your business!

So, would you like to share with me when you work best by leaving a comment below? How can you make that timing work better with your schedule?

You can also ask me any questions on the challenges that you have about this topic.

Stay vibrant!

Sazzu Hope

PS. Want to hear more about how you can create more FREEDOM in your business? Sign up for my upcoming FREE Training on January 12th at 1pm ET and learn the “3 Dangerous Traps Women Coaches Fall Into that Keep Them Constantly Stressed, Struggling to Get Everything Done, and Frustrated with Their Never-Ending To-Do List”. Sign Up by Clicking the Image Below!

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