Most entrepreneurs do it at one time or another: limit the potential of themselves and their businesses by poorly allocating their time and believing that being overwhelmed is an inevitable part of being the boss. Master Certified Coach Jonathan Flaks has written a useful book called Income Double - Half the Trouble to help business owners break through this negative cycle and get out of their own way.
To accomplish this, according to Flaks, you need to do three things: believe, delete and duplicate. "The Believe step involves finding out what is in your head that might be holding you back or giving you unrealistic notions. The Delete step involves eliminating obstacles of all kinds. The Duplicate step involves doing twice as much of whatever produces your best bets," he notes.
Flaks goes on to illustrate how to implement each step to get your thinking on the right track, with a series of thought-provoking, useful exercises in self-awareness. One of the core principles of his book is that entrepreneurs and others are held back by limiting beliefs. If you can't change what you believe, you can't double your positive results. He illustrates the concept of "frame shifting" to enable people to view situations from a different perspective without the usual self-imposed constraints.
One of the most useful sections in the book shows you how to deal with "energy drains" that clutter your thought process. You may be tolerating irritants from your office, your home, your family, your personal finances or your health. Flaks shows you how to either change what's wrong or embrace it, and to make a decision by a fixed date, leaving yourself the space to be creative about your business.
For more insights into how to increase your business results and eliminate what's holding you back, listen to this interview with Jonathan Flaks.