Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Working Out + Business Goals

My body.  It's broken.  I started working out last week for the first time in 10 years.  Okay, I'm giving myself too much credit.  I use the term "working out" loosely.  My workouts consisted more of social hour at the gym mixed with some weights and cardio, convincing myself I was actually doing something healthy.  But thankfully I have my own personal Bob Harper at home, a.k.a. my husband, who has been weight training since high school.  He has me on a schedule to achieve my goal of non-self-conscious skirt-wearing by later this summer.

I feel soreness in muscles that I never knew existed.  But, no pain no gain, right?  Well, it's kind of like that in business too.  Good segway, right?  (I also give myself too much credit for being clever.  Clearly.)  I'll admit that when I quit my day job a little over a month ago, I was busy just trying to keep up with myself and the task list before me.  Some large tasks.  Some small tasks.  All things that needed to be done, but I didn't take the time to set any business goals for myself.  And as I learned from Jeff Jochum, "Action isn't Progress." 

So I will be dedicating time in the coming month to setting goals and forming strategies.   I will be working on a business plan as well as reading more business books.  (You would find this quite ironic if you knew that I changed my major in college from Business to Studio Art because I found business courses to be dry and boring!)  My current read is Love Is the Killer App by Tim Sanders.  Next on the list is The E-Myth Revisted by Michael E. Gerber. 

So here's to strengthening my "business muscles!!!"  (Now where's my Advil and ice pack?!)

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1 comment:

  1. flex, laurie, flex! AMAZING things are happening for you and will continue to this year. and that totally includes some fabulous new pieces in the wardrobe that will make all those squats worth it!


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