Why Your Subconscious Impacts Your Business Planning Success

Why Your Subconscious Impacts Your Business Planning Success

End of year can be super stressful for us entrepreneurial moms. There are holiday sales to manage, the bookkeeping to correlate and bonuses to hand out along with holiday shopping and family visits to plan. The beginning of the year is no easier. We’ve got to get our numbers together for the CPA and get the kids ready to return to school after their holiday break. Where do we find time to soak in a bubble bath much less build a business plan for the coming year?

But plan we must! If it’s not something you currently do, I strongly encourage you to embrace it and make time for it. Setting aside time at the end of the year, to plan out what I want to do and more importantly what growth I want to achieve in the coming year has been crucial to my own success. In this blog post, I want to share some of what I’ve learned and what I’ve found helpful with you.

Why I became A Big Fan of Business Planning.

There are a few different factors that come into play here.

The first is efficiency. When you go in with a clear plan, you can focus on what’s most important. Instead of spending time trying to figure out what you should be working on, what pieces of the puzzle are missing from your product funnel, or what you need to do to break through to the next income level, you know exactly what needs to come next.

With a clear goal in mind and a plan for the year, it becomes easy to walk backwards to create effective and efficient daily to-do lists. To-do lists are the key to being productive. Work on what needs to get done each day based on deadlines you’ve determined for each task and you can succeed at reaching your goals.

Next, setting a big goal for yourself helps you think outside the box. If you don’t believe me, try it. Decide on a big income goal for the coming year. Divide it by 12 and let that be your financial goal for the first month. You can always increase it for future months. Write it down. Keep it in front of you. Then get to work and start to notice what happens next. You start to think of things that didn’t occur to you before. You come up with creative ways to get more traffic. You decide to run a fun promo that adds dollars to your bank account. The same happens when an important deadline comes up unexpectedly. Think back on that time in college when finals rolled around, or the last time your in-laws told you they would stop by later in the day. You got very creative about studying and cleaning respectively.

How Business Planning Can Work With The Subconscious And Why We Want It To.

So far we’ve been focused on what we are actively doing to make progress by making a plan, setting goals and following through. There’s another dimension to all this and that’s what’s going on in our subconscious mind.

When we make plans for our business, we’re making plans for our life.

We’re saying, THIS is what we plan to do so we can feel THIS.

What and how we feel/react to situations comes from our subconscious mind. This may seem odd but your subconscious mind is a powerful force to be reckoned with. It makes up around 95% of your brain power. It’s what tells you in a split second what to be afraid of, when to feel insecure, what you like and don’t like. We should use that power to benefit our plans, right?

While we are busy plowing through our to-do list, cooking dinner for the family, and even sleeping, our subconscious mind should be working towards those goals as well. When your subconscious mind and your conscious mind are working together to visualize what you want or what your goal is, your chances of success increase.

So how do you get the subconscious mind on track with your plans for the coming year?
Meditation and visualization, routinely.

Meditation is a practice that involves training your mind to focus, and it’s becoming quite popular these days. You’ve probably read articles about it, heard about celebrities who swear by it or even know people in your everyday circles who sing its praises. It’s used for a variety of reasons. Some feel it helps them to feel calmer when life is particularly hectic. Others just want to reduce their overall stress or to improve their sleep and feel meditation could help. You may have heard that meditating can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. All of these things are true. Ten minutes of breathing meditation can relieve you of the noise, allowing you to reach your subconscious.

Visualizing how succeeding with your business plans will come about and make you feel, signals to your subconscious mind what it is you want. So visualizing routinely will consistently reinforce the messages to your subconscious mind of what outcome you’re expecting to experience. You can’t control exactly what comes out of the process, but you can lead it in the right direction by sending it the right messages.

Your conscious mind commands and your subconscious mind obeys.

Your subconscious mind is an unquestioning servant that works day and night to make your behaviors fit a pattern consistent with your emotionalized thoughts, hopes, and desires. Your subconscious mind grows either flowers or weeds in the garden of your life, whichever you plant by the mental equivalents you create. -Brian Tracey

In short, planning, setting goals and instilling them into your subconscious is important because it helps you grow faster. That means you end up with more money for yourself and your loved ones while spending less time slaving away at your desk.



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16 Comments on "12 Flavors of WAHM"

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    Alison
    November 7, 2012 Reply

    Um, social media consulting? 🙂
    I’d also add freelance writing, game/ app developer and my cousin is an architect with her own firm, working from home!

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      Vanita
      November 7, 2012 Reply

      I purposely did not add SM consulting, cause I knew you would. 😀
      architect from home? Dad Brady style? (ya know, as in Brady Bunch) That Rocks!
      I’d love to interview her sometime.

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    Sue
    November 8, 2012 Reply

    I am a WAHM medical transcriptionist for many years.

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      Vanita
      November 8, 2012 Reply

      well hot damn! the secret lives we live. sounds excellent girl. can i ask, do you work for a company or do you take on multiple clients?

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        Sue
        November 8, 2012

        I worked at a hospital for a year, then home now for a long time doing all kinds of multiple medical subjects for many work-at-home transcription companies. Right now, I just do one doctor who is a perfect dictator.

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        Vanita
        November 12, 2012

        THis is wonderful. It’s very inspiring that you were able to take your experience, knowledge and skills and use it to WAH. Bravo! Many don’t realize that they can take skills they excel at and build a business online. they are lead to believe they have to be internet marketers to work from home. thank you for sharing your story with us girlfriend. i do appreciate it.

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    Vidya Sury
    November 9, 2012 Reply

    What about:

    Chaffeur
    Teacher
    Counselor
    Friend

    I tell you, we’re Goddesses!

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      Vanita
      November 12, 2012 Reply

      Ya damn right!
      women are strong and amazingly resilient. and when we set our mind to doing something, we can kick ass at it. thank you for your suggestions my sistah

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    Vidya Sury
    November 10, 2012 Reply

    Why my comment disappeared?

    WAHMs

    also Teachers, Counselors, Gofers – and now I forgot one more title I wrote yesterday! Bwaaahahahaha!

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      Vanita
      November 12, 2012 Reply

      lol. the spam filter decided you were um spammy. lol. thank you for adding some many more great titles to the list.

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    Jessica
    November 18, 2012 Reply

    I love your new blog and this post! Congratulations, Vanita! This is exciting!

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      Vanita
      November 22, 2012 Reply

      thank you girlfriend, thank you. have a great thanksgiving! i am absolutely grateful for friends like you.

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    Kayla @ TheEclecticElement
    November 27, 2012 Reply

    This is something that I have a feeling will be in my future due to my health situation; I think I’m doing a pretty darn good job of it so far anyway ^.^

    It may not make A LOT of money (depending on how much time you have to put into it) but a nice Etsy store/business is a nice way to start making a little extra money.

    BTW, you’re in trouble ma’am! Why didn’t you tell me you had a new blog!! Love, love, LOVE 🙂

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      Vanita
      November 27, 2012 Reply

      Re: BTW, you’re in trouble ma’am! Why didn’t you tell me you had a new blog!! Love, love, LOVE
      girl that’s what happens when you never ever open a newsletter email (or an affiliate email for the matter) there are new banners available and a whole other bunch of stuff you’ve missed

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    Kayla @ TheEclecticElement
    November 27, 2012 Reply

    Oh goodness! I knew I was missing SOMETHING o.O
    This is what happens when you bite off more then you can chew! I’m off to get myself caught up!

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    Mindi Davis
    February 14, 2013 Reply

    Great article. I’m inspired by the number of ways we discovered how to pursue talents into income from home.


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