91: Follow Through With This One Intention Whether You Are Starting A Business, Are Self-Employed


91: Follow Through With This One Intention Whether You Are Starting A Business, Are Self-Employed, A Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Mompreneur, Business Owner, Side Hustler, Freelancer, Bookkeeper, Virtual Assistant, Or VA


Being intentional is all about knowing what you want and then taking action to follow through so that you reach your results. Most successful business owners are super intentional about what they do in their businesses and why they are doing each of the tasks they say yes to. In today’s podcast episode, I’m diving into the best strategies to be intentional in your business and how you can choose to be intentional about one thing throughout the rest of this year. Don’t let the second half of this year fly by while you passively take in the results that are just happening in your business. I want you to be intentional in your business and focus on the results you really want to see. Whether you are a self-employed individual, a solopreneur, entrepreneur, mompreneur, freelancer, small business owner, a remote, virtual, online, or in-house bookkeeper, or a virtual assistant or VA, you too want to be intentional about everything you do in your business to reach the success you are aiming for. Follow these simple steps for both the time you spend in your business as well as the time you take off from your business and watch your intentional success rise. These tips are essential whether you are using a computerized software system like QuickBooks, Xero, Wave, or FreshBooks for your business finances; or doing your bookkeeping manually with an Excel spreadsheet or even a Google Document…


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Show Notes:


Being intentional is all about knowing what you want and then taking action to follow through so that you reach your results. Most successful business owners are super intentional about what they do in their businesses and why they are doing each of the tasks they say yes to. In today’s podcast episode, I’m diving into the best strategies to be intentional in your business and how you can choose to be intentional about one thing throughout the rest of this year. Don’t let the second half of this year fly by while you passively take in the results that are just happening in your business. I want you to be intentional in your business and focus on the results you really want to see. Whether you are a self-employed individual, a solopreneur, entrepreneur, mompreneur, freelancer, small business owner, a remote, virtual, online, or in-house bookkeeper, or a virtual assistant or VA, you too want to be intentional about everything you do in your business to reach the success you are aiming for. Follow these simple steps for both the time you spend in your business as well as the time you take off from your business and watch your intentional success rise. These tips are essential whether you are using a computerized software system like QuickBooks, Xero, Wave, or FreshBooks for your business finances; or doing your bookkeeping manually with an Excel spreadsheet or even a Google Document…


Welcome Back…Being intentional is one of the many traits that the most successful business owners have in common. They know precisely what they are striving for in their business, they understand why they want these results, and they make sure that every action they take is moving them in the direction toward their goals. I want you to make sure you are being intentional with everything you do in your business as well, and today, I want you to start with deciding what one thing you will be intentional about for the remainder of this year.


Being intentional is all about knowing what you want and then taking the appropriate actions to follow through. Once you set these intentions, you will know exactly what you need to do to achieve your results. This means you need to know that you may need to put another project or task on hold so that you can be intentional about your main priority.


I want you to think about one intention you want to follow through on for the remainder of this year. Don’t overwhelm yourself by setting multiple intentions; think about one thing that is the most important to you and your business. If you set goals at the beginning of the year, you don’t have to start from scratch; you can build on what you’ve already accomplished. Now is the perfect time to go over the goals. Review your goals and see if there are any adjustments that need to be made. Businesses grow and change constantly, and you need to be flexible with your intentions. If you find a goal that you set for the beginning of the year, but you know you need to pivot that goal a bit, go ahead and make the necessary changes and you’ll be able to follow through with your intentions as well. Review any data you have regarding the goals you initially set. Is the goal still relevant to your business? How far are you in reaching your goals? Where do you want to be with your goals? How will you achieve your goals? These questions will help you clearly understand what you want to accomplish in your business and what matters most to you. Be specific about your intention, don’t just say you want more sales; you need to define exactly what you want to happen.


Once you have your intention set for the remainder of the year, I want you to write it down. Put this note somewhere you will see every day. I also want you to focus on why this intention matters to you and your business. When you know why you are working towards your goal, you’ll gain a clear purpose and focus on what you need to do to move forward. How determined are you to your intention? Are you ready to do anything to reach this goal? When you are thinking about your why, envision your intention as if you’ve already achieved it. How do you feel? What are you doing differently? This will help you gain confidence that you can accomplish it and will create the positive mindset you need to get you to the finish line.


Next, I want you to map out and plan how you will accomplish your intention over the next few months so that you can see that it is obtainable. Make sure that your intentions are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Yes, this helps you create a SMART intention and these qualities will help you to monitor your journey. Be deliberate every day about how you will focus your time and energy so that you can align with your intention. Without this intention, you could get distracted and spend time on things that aren’t as important. Ask yourself each time you are doing a task if it will help you reach your original intention. Be careful what you say yes to, and don’t be afraid to say no if it doesn’t align with your intentions. Know what criteria enable you to say yes to something that will be using your time and energy. Don’t let your busy day-to-day activities or urgent needs hinder your results. What are one or two things you can do each day to align your actions and be more intentional? Block off time for these tasks and make them a high priority. By being intentional in your business daily, you’ll focus on the results you want rather than just following through each day passively and settling with the results that are just happening to your business. Even the slightest move forward is bringing you closer to your goal. Don’t be afraid to take baby steps, as they are still moving you in the right direction.


Stay committed to your intention. Let your actions move you closer to achieving it. When you are determined and intentional with your actions, you will definitely see progress as you move through the second half of the year. Let others know your intentions so they can help you along your journey. If they don’t know about your goals, how can you expect them to help you? Having someone hold you accountable will help ensure you consistently meet your intentions. In my one-on-one business strategy and coaching program, this is one of the things my clients like the most. We talk about what they need to work on each week to move them forward, and they know exactly how they are going to accomplish these tasks. Knowing that we are touching base each week to evaluate the progress they’ve made helps keep them on track. We look at each goal or intention as well as the path and tasks needed to be done and evaluate the progress, whether good or bad. We talk about what is working, what isn’t working, and what could be done differently in the future while intentionally focusing on the end result. My clients get the results they set out to achieve. If you are looking for some additional accountability or help with deciding what your intentions should be, I’d love to work with you as well. You can sign up for a free consultation and we’ll go over your specific business needs. You can also post your second half of the year intention in our Facebook group. I want you to look at how your journey towards reaching your intention is going each week and feel proud about how you are making progress, especially if you have an intention or goal that is going to take some time. Identifying the result you want will help you have a clear focus on the direction you need to go.


Be intentional with not only your goals but with your personal life as well. Set clear expectations when you take time off of work or on vacation. Should you turn off your phone? Will you be checking your emails? What do you want to accomplish when you take time off? How will you achieve these accomplishments? Being intentional helps you be more present in the moment, which allows you to have a positive mindset that you can and will achieve what you want. It enables you to create the abundance you are looking for. Eliminate the word try from your vocabulary and just do it. Whenever you say you’ll try to do something, you are leaving an opportunity not to succeed.


What is the one intention you have for the remainder of this year? Set the intention, map out how you are going to reach the results you are looking for, and make sure you commit to taking action. As a CPA, Business Strategist, and Coach, I am here to help you and your business succeed. I want to make sure that you have someone you can talk to when you have questions about your business, help you decide on your intentions, and hold you accountable so that you are successful. If you are interested and would like to schedule a free consultation session with me, you can go to www.FinancialAdventure.com/Contact-Us. During this consultation, we’ll spend up to one hour together going over where you currently are in your business and where you’d like to see yourself and your business in the future. I’ve been helping business owners and bookkeepers achieve their goals and intentions for over 25 years. It is the best feeling when I see the joy it brings them when they follow through with their intentions. I am looking forward to meeting you in a consultation session soon. I’ll post links to this and other valuable resources for business owners and bookkeepers where you are listening to this podcast and in the show notes.


And, you know I’m going to ask…what’s at least one thing you will take away from this episode that will help your business succeed and grow your bottom line? If you need some accountability, join our PRIVATE Facebook community and post your action item, we’d love to support you.

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