Sometimes my entrepreneurial motivation wanes and I need something to fire me up again. On Canada Day I was listening to a podcast about how to harness your inner athlete while heading to the Grouse Grind® where my inner athlete thrives. That day I took 1:45 minutes of my personal best to set a new one of 37:13, this places me in the top for 15 for my age group. I am AMPed!
The Grouse Grind® is 2.9 km climb with a 2,800 feet elevation gain, a small mountain which I have climbed over 100 times. I am striving to be among the best at this and it is something I know I can be a master at, it is also something I can do on my own and the purpose it is to build confidence that transfers to other parts of my life.
Why? It is both a mental and physical challenge that I can complete and feel victorious every time, especially on Sunday. The rush lasts several days which gives me confidence to complete other activities especially those related to my business.
How do we find the motivation? How do I reignite the passion for my business? What does being AMPed up mean? The term comes from Mark Margolies, a sports psychologist who has worked with over 2,000 people. The podcast was an interview by Beth Beulow of the Introvert Entrepreneur (yes, I am an Introvert); she can be found on iTunes.
Entrepreneurs have a lot of freedom to do what we want to do. Yes, sometimes there are certain constraints that we might “THINK” are limiting us; however maybe there other ways to get there? I am not working for anyone who is telling me what to do on a day to day basis or how to do it. I have the freedom and autonomy to make it up as I go along.
My business can shift, grow and develop as its surrounding do the same. I can shape it to be what I want. After a great deal of thought I decided that my definition of success is to get the two locations Lifemoves® has thriving such that I have more financial and time freedom. Lifemoves® does not need to be a national or global brand, nor do we necessarily need to have our own facilities, because with that comes a lot more risk.
What are we good at? What is your Hedgehog? Last week I had a good discussion with one of my employees who agreed that I need to delegate more. Business leaders need to give people the opportunity to do what they are good at so that they can be great masters at it while the leaders focus on the path towards the vision.
As a business owner and clinician there are certain things I am good at, while others I am not good at. It is time to harness my strengths and really master those.
Knowing your purpose is really important. My purpose has been reignited while listening to several podcasts on business and strength and conditioning. What is it? There several parts to my purpose: to assist as many people as I can to lead physically active lives; to show them how to become physically and mentally resilient despite injury, disability or chronic medical condition; to show them what movement is all about; to provide others with the opportunity to do the same within my business.
After all Lifemoves®’s purpose – is that movement is an integral part of life. I am AMPed about moving into the new space in North Vancouver. It will provide a more optimal environment to be autonomus, fulfill our purpose and be masters at what we do.
How are you going to get AMPed up about your business?