How to Keep Things Simple in Your Holistic Business

business ethical business mindset productivity Jul 21, 2022
How to Keep Things Simple in Your Holistic Business

Keeping things simple is challenging when you get caught up listening to all the life and business experts. Promoting new systems and approaches and telling you what you should and shouldn’t do, to be successful.

The pressure of everything you ‘should’ do leads to a whole heap of questioning, overwhelm, perfection and guilt – not a recipe for success in my book!

Holistic practitioners often jump from one idea to another. They feel stuck and make little progress with building their practice. They’re left floundering, exhausted and feeling like nothing ever works, despite all their hard work.

Sound familiar?

We've all been there! The times when things feel easy and flow in my business are when I’ve kept things simple. These are the times when I’ve stuck to my plan and kept my focus. There are always exciting ideas bubbling in the background, but I finally learned to make a note of them for later and carry on with the task at hand.

Here’s how I learned to simplify things.

Reflect on what you’re doing

This doesn’t have to be limited to your business. If you simplify some areas of your personal life too, they will take up less of your capacity, releasing space for you to use elsewhere.

I had a massive clear-out of my wardrobe and now I have fewer choices to consider which makes my decision on what to wear easier and faster.

Start by reviewing what takes up your time and energy and identify anything that can be stopped. If there is a true purpose behind something, are you able to make it simpler for yourself?

Great questions to ask yourself are:

  • Does it make sense?
  • Does it need to be this hard?
  • Where am I making things hard work for myself?
  • What is over complicated?
  • What can I take away to make things quicker/smoother?

Avoid impulsive decisions

Being impulsive can end up making things more complicated. If you rush into a decision, you can easily make the wrong decision.

I’ve fallen into this trap more than once where I’ve either bought the software or course that’s going to revolutionise my business, and never made use of it. I fell into the trap of making a rushed decision without taking the time to consider if it was the right time for me to implement what I'd bought.

Sometimes simple just means pausing for a while and sitting with the choices in front of you. Then make your decision based on what you need now, rather than a shiny promise of potential. You'll save yourself a lot of time and money just by doing this.

Start with one thing!

Once you have identified areas that you can simplify, start with one thing, and get that done before moving on to the next project on your list.

Focus on what you do best, especially when it comes to your marketing, and do it well. You can’t do everything so work to your strengths and make it as easy as possible for yourself.

Focus on the activities that help you or your practice to grow and stop doing the ones that don’t.

Avoid committing to anything that isn’t right for you as you won’t achieve anything worthwhile with your time.

Start new projects from a place of simplicity

Moving on, if you start tasks with the aim of keeping things simple, you will be able to manage them easily s they develop. Work out the minimum that you need to do to do a good job and do that.

We complicate things by constantly doing more, adding more and overthinking everything. Keeping things simple is about chipping away at the pile of everything that isn’t required, to get to the things that are important.

 

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