Who here knows what it’s like to get stuck in a state of overwhelm? You know, the place where you have billions of ideas and thoughts running through your brain. You’re being pulled in endless directions. You don’t know where to begin or how to divide yourself and your time to get all of this done. Where you don’t even know how you’ll execute on or accomplish everything….
….and when you finally come up for air, you freak because you’ve wasted so much time and have nothing to show for it but more stress.
I’ve been there, too!
But these 5 steps are what I and each of my clients use to get out of this place of overwhelm and into a place where business is growing in a healthy and happy way.
Step 1: Brain Dump
Get out your timer for 10 or 15 minutes and get all of the crap in your head out and on to paper.
Step 2: What’s Important TO YOU
Go back to “your why” and then go 1 step further. What are the 3 most important things in your life (foundationally)? Recall them now.
Step 3: Align
Align by answering the following questions:
o What items in your brain dump align with your why or your 3 most important things?
o What will move you forward today?
o What will make you money? (if it’s a business related item)
Step 4: Eliminate
Cross everything else that doesn’t fit into alignment with your priorities OFF OF YOUR LIST. Do it.
Step 5: Prioritize
Take another look at what’s left on your list. Now decide what THREE (limit to 3 or less) things you will focus on accomplishing today. Pick things that are doable.
Let me know what you decided to get accomplished today and what kinds of things you eliminated after you decluttered your brain. Congrats – you are an action taker!