Many entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in the day-to-day of their businesses and lives that theyStep It Up lose sight of themselves and having fun.  I know I have.  Have you?

At my recent mastermind retreat, my coach asked us to create a theme for the next six months.  The theme that came to mind for me was “Step it up!”  My mastermind group is made up of 25 high-level business owners; however, this theme is technically not about my business, it’s about my life.  It’s time for me to step up the fun, to step up my engagement, to step up my excitement, to step up my commitment.  It’s time to get out of my own rut.  

I know that technically we are supposed to separate our lives and our businesses. However, I find that as a business owner you are your business and your business is your life. That means that when we change what we do in one area, the other area changes too.   So if I’m feeling disconnected in my life, I know that I’m disconnected in my business too.   

I am excited to step up my engagement in my life.  I want to go on hikes, go to movies, spend time connecting with friends, maybe throw a party and certainly be on the lookout for and embrace opportunities.  I am sure that as I do this I will naturally step up my activity in my business.  I will come up with new ideas, engage with more people, fill programs, be more interested, have more fun and by extension… increase my revenues.

After four very full days of masterminding, my coach reminded us to keep our themes in mind and to make sure to check in with our theme before we chose to do anything over the next six months.  What’s more is that if we don’t think that what we are doing is in alignment with our theme we should NOT do it.

“Step it up!” was the theme that rang true for me.  I’m sharing this with you and I wrote it on the white board that I look at every day so that I make it real and keep it top of mind.

What’s your theme?  I encourage you to take a moment and think about what you need for yourself right now.  It may be in your business, it might be in your life.  What do you want to use as your own touchstone?  To help you make your decisions over the next six months?  Now go ahead and write it down.  Post it where you will see it frequently and add it to the comments section below.  Make it real; tell everyone about it and it will happen.