AF321 - Checking in with Yourself is Critical for Success

mindset matters Oct 23, 2023

Today, I want to share some insights from a recent episode that I believe will resonate with many of you. 

In this episode of the Amazon Files podcast, host Kristin Ostrander discusses the significance of self-reflection and staying committed to personal business goals. She encourages listeners to evaluate their fulfillment in their business, and not to fear making changes if necessary. Kristin also advises against basing self-assessment on others' opinions, emphasizing the importance of personal fulfillment. The episode aims to inspire contemplation and self-reflection in listeners, with Kristin offering her support throughout their journey.

The Power of Self-Reflection

In our fast-paced world, it's easy to lose sight of why we started our businesses in the first place. That's why I encourage you to take a step back and ask yourself some hard questions. Are you fulfilled in what you do? Are you aware of your motivations and reasons for starting your business?

It's crucial to regularly check in with yourself to ensure you're still on the right path. One way to do this is by making a list of pros and cons. Be specific about what aspects of your business you enjoy and which ones you don't. This exercise can help you identify areas that need improvement and those that bring you joy.

Creating Your Perfect World

Another exercise I recommend is to create your own "perfect world." Compare this ideal vision to your current reality. This comparison can help you identify gaps and areas for improvement.

Remember, this is your journey. Don't judge yourself based on others' opinions. It's your fulfillment that matters.

Evaluating Your Current Situation

It's important to evaluate whether your current business or job is fulfilling the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Give yourself permission to reevaluate and make changes if necessary, regardless of what others may say or think.

Yes, some may question or judge your decisions, but remember, it's your own fulfillment that matters. Discover what truly brings you fulfillment and work towards it.

A Call to Action

I acknowledge that not enough people discuss these topics in business. That's why I hope to inspire contemplation and self-reflection. I'm here to help and support you on your journey.

Remember, it's okay to dream big and take small steps towards your goals. It's okay to reevaluate and change course if necessary. It's your journey, and you have the power to shape it in a way that brings you fulfillment and joy.

In conclusion, I invite you to join me on this journey of self-reflection and goal-setting. Let's work together to create a business that aligns with our desires and brings us fulfillment. I'm here to help you every step of the way.

Remember, I'm Kristin Ostrander, your host for the Amazon Files podcast, and I'm here to support you on your journey. Let's dream big and step small together.



 "Don't judge anyone for what they want and need and whatever you just look inward." - Kristin Ostrander



Transitioning and Reflecting [00:00:02]

Kristin discusses the importance of self-reflection and staying true to one's goals and desires in business.

Asking the Hard Questions [00:01:09]

Kristin encourages listeners to ask themselves difficult questions to determine if they are fulfilled and on the right path in their business.

Creating Your Perfect World [00:06:24]

Kristin advises listeners to envision their ideal life and business, and emphasizes the importance of not judging one's own desires and goals.

The importance of self-reflection and staying true to one's goals [00:11:50]

Kristin discusses the need to evaluate if the current business or job is fulfilling one's goals and desires, and the importance of giving oneself permission to reevaluate and make changes.

Aligning with what you really want inside [00:13:02]

Kristin encourages listeners to determine if they are aligning with their true desires or simply going through the motions, and offers assistance in discovering and aligning with one's true fulfillment.

Giving yourself permission to reevaluate and seek help [00:13:59]

Kristin emphasizes the importance of giving oneself permission to reevaluate and seek help in areas of frustration or need, and offers her availability to provide assistance and support.



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