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Tell me if these sound familiar…
You sit down at your desk and look at your to-do list. You don’t know what you need to do first and begin getting anxious because the list is so long. So you decide to scroll Instagram for “just a minute” (which really means an hour) waiting for “inspiration” to strike.
You are meeting with a new client in 10 minutes and are scrambling to finish writing up the contract.
You are finally ready to get to work. Suddenly your VA needs something, then you get an email you have to respond to, and, and, and. Suddenly the day is over and you feel like you accomplished exactly zilch.
You are out to dinner with friends but your mind isn’t really there because you are thinking of all the things you should be doing for your business.
You lay in bed tossing and turning thinking of all that you have to do tomorrow, and you feel overwhelmed and panicked by your thoughts.
You know you need to get more done, but you don’t even know where to begin.
And even if you could make the changes, where would you find the time?!
But I can tell you from the other side (Hello, Adelle), that life is so much better when you learn to focus on being productive and not just scattered, stressed, overwhelmed and completely all over the place.
What if your life looked like this instead…
You wake up feeling refreshed. Over a leisurely cup of coffee you realize that you know exactly what you need to do and that you will be done by noon. As the boss you decide to give yourself the afternoon off to take in a new museum exhibit.
You receive an email from a client singing your praises for being so efficient and getting their work done in record time.
You sit down at your desk and get right to work because you know exactly what needs to be done today. You whip out that client project in no time flat without any distractions or shiny object syndrome.
You are sharing a glass of wine with your partner watching the sunset. You feel relaxed focusing on the two of you connecting. Your business is the furthest thing from your mind.
As you lay your head on the pillow you sigh contentedly over all that you accomplished today to take your business to the next level. And peacefully drift off to sleep.
Once I started being an entreprenuer, I learned that I had to be in control of my productivity. But the time-management techniques weren’t working for me.
I was still feeling overwhelmed and overworked. Working way too much wasn’t the dream I had when I started my business.
I went back to my roots in clinical psychology to understand how our minds can influence our productivity. Once I incorporated the way I work best, how my mind was impacting what I got done (or didn’t get done) and some time management tools, I got more done and had time to spend with my family.
Based on how the mind works I developed a four phase system to help overwhelmed entrepreneurs break through the barriers to their productivity, so they can get more done in less time and have the freedom they dreamed about when starting their business.
I do all this while still having time to enjoy anything chocolate and caramel, raising two young humans and enjoying conversations on the patio with my husband and a glass of red wine.
Here’s the Dealio
I’m not here to talk you into another time-management or productivity package where if you follow my strict guidelines and give up all the things you love then you will find another 20 minutes in your day.
You’ve probably already tried a bunch of different time management tools. My goal is to help you figure out what is and isn’t working with your productivity. You are an individual and your obstacles are different than other people’s. I want you to benefit from being you!
Then we can figure out how to make changes based on how you work best. I’ll offer supportive accountability to help you make sure that the changes work for you. I won’t stand over you and micromanage everything you do, but I do know that making time to make the changes will help you get where you want to be.
Sometimes we have to slow down to speed up. And we won’t do it in some rigid, militaristic style where you don’t get to have any fun. In fact, I believe that the more fun we can bring to it, the more likely you are to make the changes and stick to them. This leads to less stress and more freedom to really enjoy your business + life.
If you want to finally stop spinning your wheels, stop chasing squirrels, being a ‘hot mess’ and get your business where you want to go, then click here to find out more about how we can work together to help you get your sh*t done!
From the Blog
You have almost everything you need at your disposal to be productive and successful in helping yourself and your clients. Your brain, focus and community are all starting points to apply what you know to reach your productivity goals.
If you use an app to help you get more done, don’t just ignore the output. Use it to create action steps to be more productive. Turn off notifications from apps that you absolutely don’t need (text, FB messenger) and if you can’t go without notifications make sure that you are using the information they provide you.
A lot of the problems we encounter, especially with how we handle productivity, is created in our heads. We need to find a way to freedom by changing the way we think about ourselves and comparing ourselves others. Only then will be free to travel the path that give us the happiness in our business and life that we deserve.