Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

5 questions to help you get really clear on what you want

Getting clear on what you want as a business owner sounds like it would be easy, but in reality, it can be pretty tough – especially if you’re a one-woman show in the early stages of business.

I get it. When I first went off on my own, I felt the need to say ‘yes’ to everything because I didn’t want to leave any opportunities on the table. I had no idea where to spend my time or focus because everything felt equally important. 

But let me tell you, sweet friend -- giving your time and energy to things that do not serve you is a one-way ticket to some serious overwhelm. 

That’s why it’s so important to get really crystal clear on what you want now, so you don’t end up spinning your wheels on things that don’t bring value to your life or business.

In this episode, I revisit a conversation I had with my dear friend and mentor, Marie Forleo, who’s done a lot of work in her own life to get laser-focused on what’s important, eliminate overwhelm, and manage her time like a boss.

You’ll hear the two mantras that Marie lives by, as well as a series of questions that you can ask yourself to help identify what’s important and let go of what’s not.

Here’s a glance at this episode...

  • [04:01] When you know what's important, you can ignore what's not. 
  • [06:07] Ask yourself: What do I want? Journal about what you want. Start writing whatever comes to you. 
  • [06:54] Then ask: What do I want in the next 365 days? Journal this too. 
  • [07:01] The final prompt is: What do I want in the next six months? Doing this exercise will create clarity.
  • [08:26] Make an effort to say no to what is not going to serve you. This is one of the hardest lessons I've learned.
  • [09:17] What are the top three to five projects that you need to focus on? No more than five. If you're a one-person show, no more than three. What do you need to let go of in this season to focus on what's most important.
  • [13:20] “I don't do overwhelm.” Saying that you are overwhelmed does not serve you. 
  • [16:42] When you're overwhelmed, confused, or stressed, put your head down and think what can I do to move forward in the direction that I want to move, and things will start to make more sense.
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