Clarity is everything. Unclear expectations, goals or communication produces unclear results.
Without clarity it is very difficult to move forward and grow your business. Being strategic becomes challenging without clarity. You will communicate ineffectively to your audience and clients. Ideas may not flow freely and you are unable to determine the next steps.
Many leader talk about the importance of focus. However, without clarity – you may not be sure what to focus on. Clarity must come first before you can obtain true success.
Below are XX ways that you can gain more clarity in life and business:
1.) What do you want? Sounds like such a simple question, however, so few people can answer this. I will often start my branding sessions with this question. Over 50% of the time, my client will stumble through their answer. Get clear on what it is that you really want.
2.) Exercise. Exercising is such a big stress reliever, releases endorphins and overall helps you to feel better. There have been many, many times I’ve received a great idea or an answer to a problem while exercising. This doesn’t mean that you have to have a strict exercise program or train for triathalon. Exercise could simply mean walking in the morning or evening or doing yoga in your living room. The key is to relax, clear your mind and allow your brain to receive.
3.) Write it Out. Journaling or writing out your thoughts and ideas in an unsensored manner is extremely helpful. In work, we are trained to sensor our thoughts and ideas. However, clarity often comes during those times of letting unsensored thoughts flow. If you are not a writer, consider talking into a voice recorder or creating a private video. The goal is to go back and review for thoughts and look for aha moments or common denominators.
4.) Immerse Yourself in Action. Often we will sit and review our thoughts and ideas without trying anything. Immersing yourself in action and taking chances will quickly show us if something will work or not. Don’t be afraid to try and fail. Failing is one of our best teachers and can quickly put on on the road to clarity.
5.) Ask Yourself Why. Knowing your WHY has become a little of a catchphrase. However, if done correctly, it is powerful. Don’t underestimate it. Knowing your WHY for doing anything helps to eliminate the things in your business or life that don’t serve your purpose.
6.) Watch Your Time. How do you use your free time? Be careful and selective on how you use your mind when you are not working. Are you numbing your mind with trash television, filling your body with junk food and sugar? Create a clear and clean lifestyle, and your mind will follow.
7.) Build Your Tribe. In addition to creating a clear and clean lifestyle, it is important to have a close network of colleagues, mentors and friends that have similar goals. This will help provide you with clarity and vision for your business and organization.
Do you have clarity—about work, relationships, health, free time, friendship, or any other aspect of your life?
If you are looking for clarity with your personal brand or the your organization or business, feel free to contact me for a clarity session. Signing up for a complimentary consultation session may also help with your direction.