Balancing Act

This year is just getting started and things are already crazy. I have client work coming in from everywhere, a new network marketing company that I’m promoting, and the next iteration of my WordPress project. While it hasn’t always proven to be a good thing, I love shortcuts. I’m always looking for a way to do things better, quicker, and more efficiently. Sometimes this is brilliant, and sometimes it’s stupid.

Without this attribute, I wouldn’t have stumbled across internet marketing in the first place and God only knows what I’d be doing – probably still working on starting a grocery delivery business or something. On the flip side though, I find myself loathing tasks that take too much time and sometimes spend more time thinking about how to shortcut the tasks instead of doing them (SEO comes to mind!).

Closely related to this shortcut mentality is scatterbrain syndrome which quickly leads to frustration and overwhelm. For anyone else out there that feels me on this one, there is hope. I wanted to give out a few tips and tricks for dealing with focus.

  1. Write out a list of everything that actually has to be done – I like creating bulleted lists, one for each area of business or life (ex. Website #1, bullet points a, b, c, d)
  2. Think through this list and flesh out the individual steps of each item – Inevitably, there are going to be things you write down like “do SEO for xyz website” or “prepare for meeting with so-n-so.” Try to break these things down into what you actually need to do. Ask yourself which tasks are involved in each step.
  3. Go for a walk – no seriously. Take a break for a second and get some fresh air. When you come back. Start on the most important todo list. If you don’t know which is important, do the easiest one first so you can at least get started.

Boom. Keep it simple. Go do it.

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