In a world where there is so much to do, so many available opportunities, and unlimited potential-we are more burned out and overworked than we’ve ever been!
In a private survey of over 4,000 professionals, the results show that 74% of people do not feel that they are maximizing their professional potential. Source: Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden.
There is overwhelming pressure in society and the world of business that makes us think we should be more productive. We live in a very fast-paced, high-tech, on-demand world. So, of course, the forcefield of business would pull for more, faster, better, now!
But if you think about it and tell the truth, how could we possibly do more, faster, better, now (which is one BIG constantly moving flow of to-dos) in a fixed 24 hours every day?
It’s like turning on the faucet and filling a glass with water, thinking you can catch all the water in the cup and keep the water running.
IT’S PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE!!
So why do we even try to tackle so many things each day? You might say, “Well, I’ll just get more efficient!” My response would be, “Ok, let me know how that goes.” Rory Vaden says, “How does it feel to know that all we are is a bunch of juggling hamsters sprinting towards an inevitable crash landing?”
What if our feelings that we aren’t living up to our full potential, isn’t because we aren’t doing enough. Consider it’s because we are doing too much that is not aligned with who we are and what we care about.
Here are some questions to consider and take inventory of what you do each day.
- What do you need to stop doing that no longer serves you?
- What is part of your regular routine that goes against your personal values?
- Are you taking on things out of obligation?
- Do you have a hard time saying no and pleasing others?
- Maybe you are a closet perfectionist, and you think you are the only one who can do the job or task?
- What can you delegate?
- Are you the hamster on your way to the inevitable crash because you don’t take the time to set up systems and automate things now to give yourself more time in the future?
- Then the next question is, What the heck do you care about? Why this business? Why did you start this business in the first place?
Then from that place, and from that place only, look at what there is to do to fulfill your passion or vision.
The actions to take will start to become more apparent, but you must stay connected to the reason you started your business in the first place. I promise it wasn’t to be an overwhelmed person on a hamster wheel!!
Fall back in love with your business by doing less! Slow down, do the things that matter with purpose and intention. The satisfaction and joy you will feel will radiate. You will become more productive, and in my experience, you’ll probably get more business!!!
Stop trying to get more done in the fixed number of hours you have in the day!
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