Some days my head hurts with the pressure of commitments I’ve made. Weekly I learn of great opportunities to expand my business, improve my life and make more money. I am getting better at ignoring all the wonderful opportunities except from a few people that I really trust. And then, I need to be very focused on what is best for my business and me. I don’t always do a good job of it and end up being overcommitted and not having enough downtime.
So what happens is I take care of the commitments I make to other people (I do want to get paid and keep my relationships) and not those I make to myself. Therefore my book is not written and my 7-day online course is only in concept stage.
I’m putting it out there before all my readers and God that I am going to narrow my focus and re-commit to writing the book I want to publish.
You may need to do narrow your focus too. A few weeks ago a close friend of ours died and this experience is a reminder to focus on what is most important to me and create the work and the change I am here to make happen.
Did you create a list of your commitments? If not, there are tips in this post.
Once you have your list, review it carefully and make these choices:
1. Put a heart next to the commitments that matter most to you.
2. Put a star next to the ones you have promised and matter to you.
3. Cross off the list those that aren’t viable based on what you chose in #1 and #2. Let go of the projects and ideas that you feel you ‘should’ do that don’t support your brand or your personal goals. Unless you are getting paid for the project or it’s part of your job, you can move these off your hot list and free up time and emotional space.
For a complimentary consultation on managing your commitments, contact me and I will connect with you to schedule a phone appointment.
Whether it is mentoring people to lead more effectively, improve their own performance or step into what is next, Kathy Garland is passionate about guiding leaders to achieve business goals and reach their highest potential.
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