Monday, March 31, 2014

Turn off the noise!

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Turn off the noise

By: LaTasha West

Distractions are everywhere; around every corner there is something to keep you from doing what you need to do.  I find that we spin our wheels doing several things and get nothing done. It’s time to turn off the noise in your head and in your life.

We must work on being intentional.

Is Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest helping you get closer to your goals? If not, then it’s not a priority it’s noise! TURN IT OFF!

Are the Real Housewives of whatever city paying you? It’s not? Guess what…it’s noise! TURN IT OFF!

Still working on the website and logo yourself? How is that coming? Clients calling you yet? No? You guessed it,, that is just another form of noise. Hire a professional so that you can work on your business. Turn off the noise!

Giving away your time and energy for free? Does this benefit you in anyway? If not…IT’S Noise!

It’s time to turn off the noise and clear your plate so that you can focus on where you want to be.

Take a couple hours and silence all of your devices, turn off all social media, close your email and put up the real or proverbial DO NOT DISTURB sign.

In this time
1. Spend about ten minutes noting your goal for the day.
2.  Take about 20-30 minutes to figure out what you need to do accomplish this goal
3. Spend the remaining time doing the items you have listed from step 2

Trust me you will be able to get much more done this way. Try it and let me know how it works!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The *ish that keeps me up at night

Since it’s after midnight and yet again I can’t sleep this week’s blog will talk about what keeps me up at night.  Usually when I can’t sleep it because there is something on my mind, more often than not it’s an idea for a business. Seriously I get at least one great business idea a week. I wonder if anyone else can relate to this. 

The problem here is that once these ideas get in my head I have to map them out. I cannot rest until I formulate an entire business concept, a color scheme, logo and strategy to take this business idea from dream to reality.  I go through this full process at least 2x per month-honestly. If someone was to get a hold of one of my notebooks, they could make themselves quite rich. Of course I am not able to birth each and every idea that I come up with, and that is the ish that keeps me up at night.

That is passion; I have a passion to create businesses! God has given me the creative talent to clearly visualize concepts and map out businesses. Sometimes I find myself asking God to please turn this off, make it go away, but week after week it continues to happen.  I've finally accepted that this is my walk, my walk is to create legacy, not just for my family but for the families of the clients that I touch as well.

My creative thinking is meant to be a blessing to those who I encounter on my way. Developing strategy and creating business blueprints is the stuff that keeps me up at night. What keeps you up?