I blew a gasket this week — yelled at my husband; threw something at the dog; and yup, broke down and cried!!!
WHY? Because I wasn’t following my own advice and I had way to much on my plate. Sometimes I think I’m super woman — that I can do it all (do you ever feel like that?). Well, the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak, was that the internet was giving me a hard time and it kept crashing …. making everything I did take 2-3 times as long and very frustrating.
However, it was a lesson — actually 2 lessons! First, it’s okay to ask for help!!! Whether it’s for VA help, house cleaning help, bookkeeping help or mentoring!!
The 2nd lesson was that I needed to follow my own ‘rule of 4-D’s’ by examining my list of things to do, and deciding whether I should …. do, delay, delete or delegate.
DO …. only those things that are in your zone of genius and then either delay, delete or delegate the rest!
DELAY … which things on your list are not TOP priority; could they be delayed till later. When I looked at my list, of course, there were things I could delay — reviewing my new web content, and those things related to my November event, etc.
DELETE …. those things that aren’t a priority and which aren’t revenue generating! Why on earth was I worrying about watching webinar replays when I have 3 major events to coordinate in the next month??? So I told myself … delete those emails and focus on my ONE THING! Focus, focus, focus!
DELEGATE … I don’t know what I was thinking earlier this year when I thought I could coordinate and organize not one event but three (all in different cities). Although for the past 2 years, I have done it on my own… it’s not my zone of genius!!! Anything that’s not my zone of genius, I am now delegating to my virtual assistant. And here’s the funny thing — when I asked her if she had some time available to take on this project, she told me that she had just reduced the hours of her part time job – so my timing was perfect!
So when overwhelm of your To-Do List hits you, I hope you remember the D’s — do, delay, delete, delegate! And it is okay to ask for help!
Have an outrageously successful week!