I had really thought that I had shared all of my thoughts with you about getting back in charge of your business and your life. I wrote about what I thought were the 3 key strategies for getting out of overwhelm and into happy productivity.
- Do a Brain Dump by writing down absolutely every little and big task in one gargantuan list.
- Go through my Two-Part Priority Assessment System to clarify what jobs take top priority as well as which ones you do well.
- And the piece that I thought was the last step in the process: Designing Your Time Bucket Puzzle in order to effectively schedule your days.
- Set aside specific times for email and social media (preferably later in the day) so that you don’t fall into their bottomless time pits.
- Accept that even if you can’t get everything done that you want to do in a given day, you can always get at least some things done.
- You will feel much better about the things you do get done, if you focus on doing the most important things at the beginning of your day, before other stuff gets in your way.
- Come to terms with the fact that most jobs tend to take longer than we think they will. My husband Saul is well known in our family for preaching about always leaving yourself what he calls a cushion of time .
- If you have taken on a great and worthy cause that you know that you cannot complete yourself, or that perhaps won’t even be completed in your lifetime, console yourself with the wisdom of Rabbi Tarfon, as quoted in The Ethics of the Fathers: It is not your duty to complete the task, nor are you free to desist from it. We can all take pride in doing what we can each day to repair our part of the world, as long as we realize that each little piece we accomplish is an important part of the larger whole.
Speaking, Messaging and Marketing Mentor Marjorie Saulson shows people who are nervous about public speaking proven methods to feel comfortable in any speaking situation – on the platform, online, at networking events, making sales calls, presentations, and in social situations. She is passionately committed to helping people develop their own messages, to unleash their own unique voice, and to attract the clients they want and create the business and lifestyle of their dreams.
A lifelong volunteer, Marjorie’s honors include the United Foundation Heart of Gold Award; Women of Project Hope Lifetime Achievement Award; Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood Woman of Valor Award and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Council Service Award. She earned a Master of Arts in Audio-Visual Education from the University of Michigan. You can contact Marjorie at www.VibrantVocalPower.com.