Sunday, January 25, 2015

When Everything You Have To Do...Is Everything

We get SO caught up in the often overwhelming tasks of things that NEED to be done in order to move along as fast as possible on our way to obtaining our goal.  This can happen so frequently in fact, that in an attempt to move along swiftly, we end up hitting a wall face first.  It reaches a point where you literally are just sitting there, with papers spread out, notebooks opened, the blank page on your laptop...and no movement.  Frustrating!

You have your lists, your tasks, you might even have your deadlines in front of you.  All of this is supposed to keep you on track, so what's going on?  Something you might be experiencing is the all too common handling of everything.  This can be especially true if you recently branched out on your own.  Even more so if you are the only one in your circle supporting your dream. 

One of the words we most often hear, but don't really understand fully is leverage.  We think we can't leverage our time or resources because we either feel we don't have enough money, or we don't know anyone that can help out in some department.  If you are getting caught up in daily tasks that are actually not what you envisioned doing while on this adventure, then it is in your best interest to find a way, or people, who can help.  Otherwise, you might have just bought a job.  If you continue for too long this way, you will start feeling the same way you felt when you were at your old job - wanting to quit!

One of the best things that you can do, should you find yourself in this situation, is to start writing down the names of all the people you know, anyone.  Family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, neighbors, etc.  Even write down the names of people you think would never help you.  If you know their name, write it down.  Next thing you want to do, is write down next to their name, what you know them to be good at, or what type of work they do.  Before you realize it, you will notice that you have just organized a list of resources at your disposal.

Never be afraid to ask.  The worst they can say is no, and the best they can say is yes.  But if you don't ask, there will never be a yes. 

In the event that you are making some money off of your endeavor already, you might be able to take a temporary pay cut, in order pay someone to help out with this or that task.  So many freelancers and websites out there that can provide someone with admin skills or whatever you are looking for.  I say temporary pay cut, because once you are freed up to concentrate on working on your business, as opposed to working in your business, your income will be bound to shoot up as a result of your true productivity.

Lover of Family, Life, and Possibility. Creative Soul. "Stop Thinking You Can't, and Start Knowing You Can." Reach out to me, and let me know how I can help!


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