As you grow in your career, business, and life you may find yourself wondering how in the world will I keep up? There is so much to do — how will it all get done?
Can you relate? Ever find yourself trying to do it *all*?
The list is endless…Work, kids, family, friends, books to read, hobbies (or not), food to cook, build the biz, check the mail, connect on facebook – no twitter, and google plus, schedule webinar, attend networking event, do the work….
Honestly, when I look at it in a mess of a list like that I think the same thing… How in the world will it all get done? Is it possible? I mean, how can one person possibly keep up with all of that?
Oh, and by the way, when you get uber successful — because you are on your way, baby! — it is going to get even crazier.
Well, maybe… But maybe not.
If you change your perspective and set up the right systems, you’ll be smooth sailing. You can have it all and still have time to experience life. No joke.
Here’s what I mean.
What’s your thing?
Let’s get real. You won’t be able to do it all and do it all well. And frankly, there are just some things you don’t need to do or worry about.
You do, however, need to focus on killin’ it for those things that make you who you are. The things that get you your rave reviews. That make your brand shine.
It is your zone of genius, your gorgeous truth, your north star. It’s your thing.
For example, my thing is to be connected to, supportive of, and approachable as perceived by you, the people I serve.
I got away from this for a while, but when I do that one thing and do that one thing really well I feel better and the people I love feel taken care of.
That’s my thing. That’s the thing that makes me shine. It gives me joy.
You’ve got to play bigger where it counts.
What will you be just “okay” at?
There are some things you just need to shoot for a grade of “good enough” on.
My clean closet, for example, solid B- grade for me on that. My daughter losing a week of grades due to unexcused absences because we choose to take a family trip to Hawaii in the middle of the school year – perfection.
We choose life experiences over the grade.
It’s all about perspective, focus, and priorities.
What will you stop doing?
Danielle Laporte calls it the stop doing list. Make one.
There are some things you should just not be doing. …Why? Because you suck at it, you hate it, or you have outgrown it. I used to be the one who paid the bills in my house. When I was preggo last year, I started dropping the ball. No interest. Big fat F. Because this is an important thing that needs to get done, I enlisted my husband who I had to motivate to take this on.
This applies in business in your career and in your everyday life.
Caution: If you find yourself thinking: There are other things that I know I don’t “need” to do but I feel like I have to — who else can do them as good as I can? Be careful. Don’t let yourself get sucked into the misconception that you are the only one who can do it right. Set up the right expectations and systems and you can multiply yourself and better leverage your brainpower.
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Here’s a worksheet I made for you to strategize and develop your action plan on how to actually implement this concept. Use it on your iPad or print it out old school.
Because I’m all about you living your bliss, I’ve got to know… What’s your thing???? And what are you going to settle for ”just okay” on?
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