When I started my business, I fought hard against any semblance of routine. After all, I was living the freedom lifestyle! I had enough routine in my corporate career, I was done with it!
But I quickly learned that routine was necessary for success. I had to be consistent, to hold to the daily practices and patterns that best served me and my business growth. It was important to set some sort of daily schedule, to dedicate certain hours of the day to working. I needed to communicate to both myself and my friends/family that I wasn’t free ALL of the time to hang out and socialize and actually needed time to make progress on growing my business.
Routine doesn’t have to be synonymous with rigid. Patterns can have slight differences and still be patterns. It is 100% possible to have a routine but remain flexible and creative.
Creativity has a huge role to play in building a business, in pursuing your passions, and in discovering the best ways for you to serve your ideal clients and customers. It is absolutely vital to remain open to new ideas, different approaches, and unique ways of achieving the success you desire.
And so I have coined a new term - Creative Repetition. (I don’t actually know if this is “NEW” -- but I’ve never heard it!!) Find a routine that works well for you, follow the daily practices and patterns that lift your vibe and propel you forward -- but remain open to change. Don’t get too stuck in your ways that when an incredible, creative idea floats into your mind, you aren’t able to accept it. Be flexible and unattached to the manner in which everything will happen for you - just keep moving forward and trust that it WILL happen.