Hi guys, it’s Androulla here and I just want to share one word with you, OVERWHELM. Does that resonate with you? You may be feeling this right now or you felt it in the last couple of days. Well, you’re not alone.
Look, there’s a lot of business owners out there that are feeling overwhelmed with all the tasks that they need to do, all the bits and pieces and some of you may actually be working on certain projects that need to be done as well. Well guys, you’re not alone and I’m going to share with you how you can overcome this. I mean I’m on a mission to help all business owners become more productive with their time, get more done and to grow their business.
You see, every minute and every second to me needs to count. It’d be crazy to see how I’ve got me calendar and I know I tell you from back 2, 3, 4 years ago what I was doing on a specific day. Now that’s a bit detail, but let me just share with you one technique that you can start using in your business to help reduce the overwhelm and get things done.
So you either need to grab a piece o paper or if you have a written calendar or diary grab that and go to the page, it’s currently today’s date and what I want you to do is start writing down what are the TOP 3 things that you want to achieve today. Write them down, and if you like write down how long they’re going to take.
Now as you’re doing this you’re probably thinking, oh gosh Androulla, there’s so many other thing I need to do. Okay, so what we need to do is put them in your calendar. Write them down, so maybe turn the page and put them on to another date and what we’ve done is we’ve basically brain dumped our tasks and noted it.
Yes, we acknowledge they/re there, but we’re not going to address them right now and that’s the key thing guys. Once you’ve taken them out of your head, you can let go of that and just start focusing on the things that you need to do today.
Now another thing I want you to do is once you work through the day, grab a green highlighter and highlight them the tasks that you have completed. One thing that we sometimes forget to do is do the reflection side of things.
So at the end of the day, I want you to look at how did the day go, how much did you accomplish and if you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to, what was standing in your way? Be mindful of this and then approach the next day differently if you need to. So take this on board for yourself.
Let me know how you go. I’d love to hear some of your wins and what you were challenged with. But guess what guys, overwhelm is going to happen for many of us, it’s just how we choose to deal with it that makes all the difference.
Let’s make every minute count. So start writing, start getting things done and then celebrate at the end of the day.
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