If you feel like you have a million things to do
If you feel like you have a million things to do, or you feel busy but you don't get anything done, you might be making one of these mistakes with planning your time:
1. Do you have priorities?
If no ... skip to the easy fix below.
If yes, could you rattle them off the top of your head? If not, you aren’t clear on your priorities.
The easy fix - get clear on your top three priorities! Make sure they actually move the needle on your goals. Hint: it’s probably the stuff you’re avoiding.
2. Are your priorities REALLY a priority? Or are you doing the easy/quick/safe/comfy thing?
The fix: No worries - go back to # 1
3. You know what you SHOULD be prioritizing - but you’re spending the bulk of your time doing everything else.
Whoops! Typically this happens when your plate is really full and you’re juggling lots of things so you default to the most urgent tasks. As I type this, my dog is whining at me for dinner - so I get it, squeaky wheel gets the grease.
The fix: this is typically the product of a systemic, habitual thing ranging from a sign you need to hire, your onboarding process could be more robust, you need to make yourself not the go to person for everything, people-pleasing, or as a means of procrastination, to name a few.
4. Don’t lieeeeeee to yourself. If you aren’t getting the results you want, something needs to change.
The fix: Evaluate. Evaluate. Evaluate. Do your priorities feel easy? Comfortable? You’re gonna want to feel a stretch aka, you’ve gotta get out of your comfort zone.
If you’re tired of guessing and trying to figure it out on your own, schedule a consult. You’ll walk way from that call knowing exactly what’s standing in the way of you feeling accomplished at the end of the week AND how to fix it.