What happens when everything is working? How do you respond when the solutions are coming fast and furious? After months or years of “famine,” how do you deal with an abundance of resources and opportunities?
First of all, catch your breath. Every cell in your body (including the grey ones in your skull) operate more efficiently when fully oxygenated. Literally breath deeply and let it out, focusing on releasing panic as you exhale.
Once your brain has a fresh supply of Thinking Fuel, sit down and be quiet.
If you’ve been practicing some form of meditation during the “famine” part of your entrepreneurial journey, this should be your default training mechanism. Think Mr. Miyagi and “Wax On; Wax Off.” While Danny spent countless afternoons waxing cars and painting fences, he was actually creating muscle memory. When he needed to transfer those skills to “Show me ‘wax on; wax off,’ he could perform flawlessly without thinking.
So be quiet, focus on your goal and which opportunities that are currently flooding your space. Ask yourself which ones align best? Where does your gut gravitate? Are there aspects of the abundance that make sense more than others?
Take a moment and physically write out your thoughts. There’s a different synaptic process when writing in longhand ~ your memory and brain are activated in different ways, so WRITE IT DOWN WITH PEN AND PAPER (or pencil; your choice).
Once you have determined a course of action, get off the dime. Start to implement. Follow through on your hunches. Keep breathing.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor. 🙂
Molly Cantrell-Kraig is a woman with drive. Possessing an innate sense of purpose and a pragmatic, solution-based approach to empowering people, she fused these two traits in order to establish Women With Drive Foundation. Based upon its founder’s personal history, Women With Drive Foundation is a means through which Cantrell-Kraig may effect change on both a micro and macro level. By providing women with something as essential as personal transportation in order to transition them from poverty to prosperity, she, through Women With Drive Foundation, seeks to empower women to help them help themselves. Through this action, the individual applicant benefits, as does society as a whole. Follow Molly on twitter as @mckra1g or @WWDr1ve (Women With Drive Foundation).