And you know that biggest thief of your time and mine - as proved definitely at my house by Rescuetime? No surprises here: email. Shut it down except 1-3 times a day/week, and get some bloody work done!
Now, how can I help you achieve the success you deserve? What is it that you want? What would constitute success for you? My main area of expertise is around business success and wealth creation and although I don't do much 1-2-1 coaching any more, I do do lots of advice about how to be wealthier and if you are not afraid to put your stick in the sand and stand up and say "I want to be better off" then I am the woman (or one of them) to point you in the right direction?
Frank De Luca says that "living a rich life means living a heart-felt life marked by joy, ease and satisfaction". He da man, that Frank, no idea who he is actually (sorry, Frank) but I found him on the web - where else? Have you measured your quotients for joy, ease and satisfaction recently? Go on, do it now, take five minutes while I share a bit more of Frank's top wisdom with you.
At the risk of sounding like the old bloke on Reggie Perrin, I didnt get where I am today without asking good questions. Asking questions does not make you look stupid, it makes you look clever, keen to learn, enthusiastic, involved, a player, an achiever and more. It gets you noticed by the people you need to be noticed by, your teachers, peers and bosses
Who are you and how is that reflected in your brand, your business, your life? What peace and success could come from having them all aligned?
Would I rather have more successful entrepreneurs even if it eats into my off peak benefits? Yes, do you know, I think I would.
The best and most efficient way for me to do less is to learn to say No more. This has been a challenge for me for untold decades, and I have written before that the main person to whom I learn to say No is myself. For I think I want to do all the things, or most of the things, I commit to and its only the sheer amount of them which makes some of them feel burdensome.
"Money's nothing; its just a way of keeping score" is a favourite quote of mine attributed to all and sundry, including Trump. It doesnt matter who said it, and you can imagine it tripping lightly off the tongue of someone who has plenty of it, can't you?
What do you already love about your business and how could you do more of that? And if you don't love yours at all, how can you get rid of it and start again?
So, what I recommend is that you sit down and work out what you are sending out into the business ether and whether or not you are not only coming from a place which is instrinsically good, but that you can demonstrate that also. Big companies call it CSR (corporate social responsibility) and for a long time it was just lip service. But now, business leaders of the future have this front and centre on their agenda.