If you are like me you will find it is very easy to start lots of projects, sign up for lots of courses, and read lots of books. You might find yourself jumping from one idea to the next and not actually focusing fully on anyone thing. And when we have lots on the go at one time like this it is guaranteed to lead to that sense of overwhelm that so many small business owners experience.
- Firstly make the decision to stop taking in or gathering any more information, tasks or things to do.
- Secondly do an audit – where have you been investing your time, money and energy? What’s been useful, what’s not, what needs further development? Where do you need more information or do you already have enough information? Is it it time for you to stop thinking, learning or planning and just take action?
- Then create a list of the priority areas you want to develop or complete as a result of what you have learned.
- Make the decision to focus on 1 – 3 of these projects until they are complete.
So what is the secret to getting out of this place of overwhelm?
It is a wonderful skill to be able to multi-task, however it can also be a limitation if we are so busy doing lots of things but never actually get anything completed to a point where it is of any use.
By spreading our attention over too many projects we dilute our ability to be successful.
Becoming more focused, choosing one project and completing it to a level that can be useful builds confidence and belief in our ability to be successful.
So what projects have you started and never completed properly? Choose one thing today which you can complete to give you that sense of satisfaction and trust in your ability to be truly successful in all that you do.
And if you’re feeling really stuck with identifying what is most important you can call/ text Heather on 0212 406 535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.