As I just had my 40th birthday and we’re heading into the holiday season, I keep being reminded of how complicated we all tend to make things in life.
In the last 6 months, I’ve been looking at how I run my business and taking inventory of what actions I take each day. After doing this for a bit, I’ve come to one conclusion…
That’s a lot of crap!
Yup, I’m doing a lot of stuff every day, from writing, recording lessons, commenting and replying on social media, going to meetings, speaking, having calls with potential clients, etc.
I’ve come to realize that it’s time to really streamline what I do and quit juggling so many things.
I’ve vowed to stop creating new programs and focus more energy on getting my programs in front of more people.
I’m also looking at my daily activities and have found that one thing that I actually really enjoy doing it writing.
So, one of my major 2014 goals is to write more. I have a few books in my brain (one of which got put on the back burner over a year ago) and I think it’s time for me to get those out to the the world.
As we’re ending out the year, I think it’s a great time to reflect on what you want out of 2014. But not just what you want more of (like we usually do) but also what you are going to give up on as well. What are the things you are going to eliminate from your activities.
One of the best ways I’ve heard to to take this on is from Larry Winget. He’s one of my favorite people and has been a huge influence in the way I look at things around me.
As he puts it, you have to not just figure out what you want, but also what you’re going to give up in order to get it.
For me, I want more income and less stress with growing my business. In order to do that, I’m focusing on getting rid of many of the activities that aren’t giving me the most return (financially and emotionally). I’m giving up on creating more products. (I already have a bunch of courses and programs, no need for more).
What I’m going to do is focus on the things that I enjoy more and that will get my name out there. (Books, speaking, guest interviews, guest writing, etc)
Once I stopped and thought about it, I love doing those things and they will bring much better results than creating another shiny new course.
This isn’t hard or complicated stuff. But that’s exactly why I believe it will work. It’s actually quite simple and will streamline what I do to what I enjoy more while creating better results.
Think about your goals for 2014. What do you want to accomplish by this time next year?
And… what are you going to get rid of in order to make it happen?
It’s time to stop the juggling act.