I have come to the realisation that I often over-complicate my life.

As I wander through this transition period in my career, I am making some deep discoveries about my thought and feeling processes. The main problems attributed to this idea of excess, not in the luxurious sense, but rather in supply.

By this I mean;

  • I have so many interests
  • I give myself so many tasks to do
  • I listen to the advice of so many people
  • I overthink so many of my own decisions
  • I ask so many questions

I’m certain most entrepreneurs can relate and these are no doubt challenges that we all face in various areas of our lives. And whilst there are benefits to such behaviours, eg. expanding our knowledge and developing our natural curiosity, there is one presiding threat in inhabiting these practices long-term, that is: Nothing gets accomplished.

Having spent the last few months immersed in a cloud of content and research, it is high time for me to take control and embrace clarity.

My heart knows what it wants, it just needs my mind to follow suit. Clarity comes with trust, courage, optimism and self-belief. These are the attitudes I must inhabit in order to overcome the complications of excess in my business and my life.

Being a multi-passionate entrepreneur can be as confusing as it is exciting, and the greatest challenge is finding clarity amidst the exhilaration and inspiration of creative living.

In welcoming the supply of interests, thoughts, ideas and opportunities, I am learning to be more selective about things which will be most productive for me in the pursuit of my biggest dreams.

We all must eventually acknowledge that we cannot know or achieve everything we wish in the span of a single lifetime; but that there is greater reward in chasing the few things we want most, instead of chasing all of the things that would be nice to have.

The goal for this week is to simplify my business processes in order to attain clarity. Starting with embracing the word clarity itself.

“She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.”

Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient)