We live in a culture of experts. We are encouraged to become experts, and we are bombarded by experts who want to tell us the way to do things. But expertise has its limits.
There’s a misconception that systems limit creativity and are confining. To the contrary, systems can give you the freedom to focus on what you do best. And they can inject confidence in your prospective clients.
One essential element of a successful business is consistency. And to get consistency, you must have a recipe, or system. In fact, this element is what defines a business in the first place.
There are moments when every step feels like a further descent into shame and despair. Where the hopelessness strangles you and the doubts suffocate you. This is the part nobody talks about. Until now.
What do you do when your motivation wanes, when you feel like everything is a huge effort with no payoff, when the muse doesn’t show up, when you feel like you’re losing momentum, and when you start to wonder why am I even doing any of this?
A 30-day challenge can be a fun way to challenge yourself, but if you want to create a lasting change, time-fixed challenges are a waste of time.
One of the most common questions people ask me is: How long does it take to create a new habit? Here’s why this question is not relevant, and what you should focus on instead.