Have you heard this term before? I feel this might be a bit dated yet it continues to come up in so many entrepreneurial circles. I continue to hear people talk about how you have to be a Go Getter to make as a business owner. But what does it really mean to be a Go Getter? For me, and how I choose to see this phrase is about organization and confidence. Seems a lot easier to grasp than having to change up my entire personality.
How organized are you really? Sometimes I feel that I am the most organized person I know, then other times I can bearly get my stuff together. Y’all might know I am a fan of the morning time and taking time each day to start with some quite you time to collect your thoughts and write out what you have o do for that day. By now I do hope you have adopted something like this for your life that works for you. Choosing your daily top priorities from you major task list helps you to stay focused and on task towards your big goal. Plus, it just feels good to keep moving forward on your plans.
The act of writing out all your tasks is the first step in getting organized and not allowing that stuff to swim in your head and distract you. Pick a notebook, app, Google doc, something to do a big brain dump and get all your task out of your head, and do this often. For me, I like to do this every 2-3 weeks to see what I need to add and what I have gotten accomplished.
One thing that I have been wanting to get better at and wanted to talk to y’all about is workflows. Workflows to me are just a fancy way of saying checklist. For example, each time new clients come in what are all the pieces of information you need from them? Do you have a checklist, system or is your memory just amazing? For me, I have been running off my memory which makes it really hard to teach other people to do things because I know the order and the way I like things, and when I explain things I might forget a few steps. My personal and professional goal has been to write out more workflows of EVERYTHING in the office.
We all have something that we are super confident in. Maybe you are a rock star in the kitchen or can crush it on the tennis court. You know that feeling when walking into those situations, you are calm and clear-headed because you already have been there. To me, that is pure confidence.
Now think about something new, what emotions come up? When I first started out in my company, I had little to zero confidence in what I was doing as a practice owner. Yeah, I could do the nutrition counseling side like a BOSS, but what about running a company…eek!!! This is where I needed to spend time and my energy on to build up my confident backbones. Here are some of the things I did to help build up my confidence in being a practice owner:
Own your ROCK STAR skills
You know what I am really good at? Or Maybe you have heard someone say, “You know what just comes to me easily is…” Knowing your strengths is the first step. Right now I want you to write out 3-4 things you are really good at when it comes to your practice. This can be how you counsel clients, how you organized the office, or how you are super creative with your techniques. Now I want you to think about the 3-4 things that you are not super great at. Make that list too. Here come the secret tool… next to each of those things I want to write out those same things you are not good at with this phrase “I’m the kind of person that is ….”
Here is an example: I’m the kind of person who is amazing at marketing to the right people to attract my ideal clients!
Fake it till you become it
Daily affirmations, mantras, the law of attraction, or whatever you want to call it, writing out what you want to see yourself as will boost your confidence. I know I have talked about the mindset of being a practice owner and how in the beginning you will have to do A LOT of mindset shiftings. Take the time to change your mindset daily. This will help you to feel like you are truly are the practice owner and not to be taken down by the imposture syndrome.
Own what is that you want and state it is already true. Just like in the previous exercise of I’m the kind of person… now taking it another step and owning the feeling that goes along with that statement. This might sound a bit headier than other posts, and I promise that this mindset shift and believing in your abilities to be the ROCK star practice owner I know you are will take you to the next level!
YOU GOT THIS!!
Key Take Aways from today’s Blog
- Morning time to write out your daily tasks
- Write out all of your tasks (get detailed!)- Brain dump
- Start building workflows for everything
- Own your rock star skills
- Fake it till you become it
- Breaking your own rules when it comes to working boundaries and not feeling guilty if it fosters your productivity & creativity
- Get your FREE Go Getters Check List
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.