How is it that 2011 is almost at an end and I feel like there are far too many items on my to-do list still? If you are like me, you keep lists of things to buy, things to do, books to read, conferences to attend. Lists for reminding yourself to create lists, lists to remind you to remember things, events, projects, tasks etc.. So how do you track it all without losing your mind?
As the Apple commercial suggests; "there's an app for that" rings particularly true in this case.
I have found so many useful apps over the past few years that I now am not sure what I would do without some of them!
With many of us in planning mode for 2012, I am listing my all time favorites software and iphone apps for you to try! Happy APP-ing!
Do you ever find yourself vibrating with excitement when you start a new project only to start fading as it nears completion? Do you love the thrill of a new, possibly difficult endeavor only to find yourself losing steam half way through? Is it post-elation procrastination or maybe you truly enjoy the thrill of a challenge and when it does not appear to be so challenging anymore, you lose interest?
Many successful entrepreneurs and business owners are the classic A-type personalities that live for the buzz of “newness”. It's that drive you get when you know you are creating something fabulous but as you approach the finish line; you, quite frankly, get bored. Yup, bored.
How can that be? Many people would find this a conflict in terms partly because business owners are viewed as an over achieving species with endless, borderless energy and drive. How can they get bored? How can they possibly lose interest?
Guess what? It happens!
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if you may be on a New-Thrill-Buzz-Kill journey:
Non-entrepreneurs and self employed individuals look for jobs that highlight or match their strengths, not their weaknesses. Entrepreneurs. however, turn passions and strengths into businesses that potentially burden them with many tasks beyond their given areas of expertise. Entrepreneurs may feel like they need to do it all (especially during start-up phase), but it is critical to recognize your own strengths and shortcomings and fine tuning them to your advantage.
Leah Chevallier, serial entrepreneur in the Juvenile Industry sharing insight, success and 18 years of award winning retail experience! Took $2000 Micro-credit loan and turned it into $30 million!