A Mindset Of Possibilities

Change is essential for growth. But you know, change doesn’t happen over night. It’s not that you wake up one day doing everything totally different from the day before. Change does happen one small step at the time. It’s about doing one thing differently each day. I would say change is about mindset. Shifting your mindset from seeing things as they are into seeing things as they could be. Change happens when we have a mindset of possibilities.

 

What one thing can you do differently today to enable change?

 

Watch This TED Talk. Period.

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and my friend and business partner Magdalena Bibik wrote a blog post about this TED talk. I watched it this morning and WOW, did I resonate or what?!

In the TED talk Reshma Saujani tells how we teach girls perfection and boys bravery, and how she learned to be brave at 33. The same is true for me. Until I was 31 and decided to jump off that cliff and start my own business I was very much stuck in the “women perfection trap” thought by society; doing what was expected of me and taking small risks. But starting and running a business is nothing but a series of imperfect actions and taking more or less educated risks. And I love it! 🙂 Therefore I will do my very best to inspire more women (and men) to go for their professional dreams, to be brave and take the risks necessary to make their dream come true.

 

Progress is what counts, not perfection. Perfection is boring. Just do it. I know you can.

 

Now, take 12 minutes and watch the TED talk:

 

Lack Of Time. Or Courage?

When people in Stockholm were asked what’s stopping them from realizing their dreams, 56% of the respondents answered lack of time according to an article I read last week. Interesting. I can’t think of a better way to spend your time than to make your dreams come true 😉 Would say it’s a matter of focus, prioritization – and courage.

 

Takes some guts to follow your (professional) dreams. I’m sure you’ve got it though.

 

When To Start.

When I followed my dream and started my business some years ago, I realized three important things:

 

  1. There is no right time.
  2. There is no right level of experience or education
  3. There are no right conditions. 

Now is just as good as tomorrow, or next week or next year, for taking action. So what are you waiting for?

 

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En dröm går i uppfyllelse!

Jag är helt övertygad om att du har precis vad som krävs för att förverkliga den där idén om att driva dit drömföretag! Men jag vet att det ibland är svårt att tro på det själv…eller att få rätsida på exakt vad du vill göra. Därför är jag så glad att presentera Free Your Inner Entrepreneur and Become Remarkable. Ett 3-dagars Launchathon då vi gör din idé lanseringsklar.

 

Jag tror att världen blir lite bättre om fler gör det de faktiskt vill med sitt yrkesliv så detta är en dröm som går i uppfyllelse för mig! Tanken är att det ska kunna bli detsamma för dig 😃

 

Set A Deadline. Then Halve It.

Wrote about Newton’s law of motion and its connection to work life the other day. Another law that I think is perfectly applicable in our professional life is Parkinson’s law. It states that

 

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

 

Meaning if you have 1 hour to do something, it will take 1 hour. If you have 2 weeks to complete the same thing, it will take 2 weeks. Something to think about when setting a deadline.

 

I’ve also notices that when it comes to the really important stuff, those that will create the business or professional life you want, we have a tendency to not set any deadlines… There’s always “business as usual” stuff getting in the way and the important work has to wait. Bummer.

 

What if you should try to give the first thing you could do to create the business/professional life you want a deadline? What if you should halve the time you think you need to complete the task? What would happen?

 

According to Parkinson’s law you’ll do just fine 🙂

 

 

What To Expect.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: Potential outshines experience in today’s expectations economy. What you’re about to do in the future is more important than what you’ve done in the past. That’s also more or less the essence of all my services. What I aim to do is helping my clients switch to a proactive mindset, to take the lead and create the(ir) future. Working with me means finding your entrepreneurial power and start pushing opportunities. That’s the expectations I would like to create.

 

What about you?

 

What’s Important Is To Get Started.

Newton’s laws of motion state that an object in motion stays in motion (unless acted upon by a force). True also in business and work life. When you’re already taking action moving forward, it’s easy to continue to take action and move forward. And when not taking action it’s super easy to continue to not take action. The challenging part is to get started. My trick is to start with something small that I know I will easily manage. Also helpful to think of myself as a beta version, not perfect but making progress all the time. Then, before I know it, I’m off towards my next big thing.

 

What about you?

 

There Is An Alternative.

Listened to the radio this morning and they were talking about job searching. I’m so tired of the traditional approach to job search where it seems to be all about convincing the employer to choose you over competition, almost always based on previous experience. I would like to stress three things:

 

  1. Remember it’s a two-part relationship. You should like the employer and the employer should like you. It’s not about convincing someone.
  2. Potential outshines experience. Dare to speak about what you want to do in the future.
  3. There’s an alternative. You can create your own job 🙂 Free your inner entrepreneur.

 

Vågar du erkänna för dig själv vad du egentligen vill?

Del 4 i en serie om nyårslöften, fokus och idéer för 2016 och hur vi förvandlar dem till verklighet.  

 

Igår skrev jag ett inlägg om att vi ofta fastnar i ”hur” när det vi egentligen behöver göra är att säga ja till ”varför”. Ofta när vi ska göra en förändring vill vi ha en manual som talar om för oss exakt hur varje liten detalj i förändringsprocessen ska till, inte sant? Tyvärr har vi väldigt sällan (läs: aldrig) det… Vi måste starta även om vi inte har en aning om hur det ska gå till. En av mina mentorer brukar säga: “Say yes to the why and the how will follow”. Det har visat sig väldigt sant för mig.

 

Say yes to the why and the how will follow.

 

Att säga ja till varför handlar väldigt ofta om att erkänna för oss själva vad vi faktiskt vill. Att säga ja till det där som vi tidigare avfärdat – ”Det går inte”, ”Det kan man inte tjäna pengar på”, ”Det finns inga såna jobb”, ”Vem skulle köpa det?”… Hänger ihop med att släppa bassängkanten och ge sig ut på djupt vatten som jag skrev om i det första inlägget.

 

Jag har upptäckt att när jag väl har ”erkänt” för mig själv vad det är jag verkligen vill, uppenbarar sig möjligheter att förverkliga detta som jag inte ens hade kunnat drömma om! (var med om precis det här för bara några veckor sedan, stay tuned så får du snart veta 😃 )

 

Du behöver alltså inte veta exakt hur du ska förverkliga din idé. Men. Du måste starta. I nästa inlägg delar jag med mig av mitt bästa tips på hur du kommer igång.

 

 

Det här inlägget ingår i en serie inlägg om nyårslöften, fokus och idéer för arbetslivet (och livet) under det kommande året. För vi är många som vill skapa förändring och stöter på liknande utmaningar. Förhoppningsvis kan vi inspirera varandra att 2016 faktiskt förverkliga våra idéer. Läs också Tommie Caus serie på samma tema. Mina tidigare inlägg hittar du här.