When you live in NYC like I do, no matter the size of your home, space comes at a premium.
Because of this, Eric (my husband) and I are very mindful of everything that comes into our apartment - to the degree that when my mom was asking about wedding gifts - I lovingly and graciously let her know there are certain things we simply don't want to have, store, and take up valuable closet space.
If we allow anything and everything into our home, we’re going to feel cluttered. Clutter loves to create more clutter, and suddenly you get used to the clutter as the new normal. I don’t know about you, but clutter isn’t an energy I thrive in.
To avoid clutter babies and allow for spaciousness, I’m conscious about asking and deciding, “Do I want this taking up space in our valuable real estate?” If not, I don’t bring it to our home or I remove it so I can really protect the space I have and use it for the things I prioritize most.
What you consume and keep in your space is a representation of your priorities AND also shows you the capacity you have to welcome in and receive something else.
Think about it, if I told you my priority was health and fitness and I wanted to run regularly, yet you opened my closet and didn’t see a single pair of running shoes or workout clothes, you'd wonder if that was really a priority of mine, right?
Or, if I said it was really important to me to eat clean and have fresh fruits and veggies daily, at a minimum, you’d expect my cabinets to have little to no junk food and enough space in the fridge to put some greens.
In the same way, I want to invite you to think about how you’re protecting and using the space in your brain - your mental real estate or shelves in your brain, if you will.
If you say you want a certain result in your business and it’s really important to you, I would expect that the thoughts in your brain space would reflect that. I’d also guess you wouldn’t want to allow old priorities, unhelpful thoughts, or anything else that doesn’t move you closer to your goal to take up space in your mental closet.
Just like we choose not to bring certain things home so we can keep our premium apartment space free and clear, and choose to only fill it with things that reflect our priorities, I’d invite you to think of treating the most premium real estate you’ll ever own - your brain space - the same way.
When you consciously choose how you utilize and rent out your mental real estate you set yourself up to create the biggest ROI. Because thoughts lead to action, and action precedes the income and impact results in your business.
If you treated your brain space as the premium real estate that it is, what thoughts would you prioritize and put on your metaphorical shelves? What thoughts are you ready to let go of to open up capacity for new ideas and beliefs?
Wishing you your version of success.