This series of posts is about 4 big ways that I’ve seen many private practitioners lose their footing (and face overwhelm) when they are growing their businesses. We’re taking them one at a time so I can give you some ideas as to how to defuse these potential landmines…
#3 Getting “Lost” In Your Priorities
Just the other day, I was meeting with my mastermind group (the Influential Insider’s Circle) and started our weekly call by asking a simple question: “Is your #1 goal, your #1 priority?”
Now I’ll ask you that question (and a few more):
> Is your #1 goal, your #1 priority?
> When you look at your days, how much time is dedicated to that which you are dedicated?
> Do you find yourself focusing on things that take up a lot of your time, but don’t produce much income?
> Does overwhelm distract you from doing what you must do to succeed?
If you don’t like your responses to any (or all) of these questions, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities. Here are a few tips that might help you stay clear on your goals and priorities, and keep from getting “lost”…
- List the top three goals for your business (in clear, measurable terms)
- Outline what it will take to achieve those goals
- Define a hierarchy of priorities that are in line with your goals
- Set up a schedule of what needs to be done, and the ideal completion dates
- Consider using a project management tool (you might try BaseCamp, IDoneThis, or Teamwork) for accountability, and especially if your goals involve collaboration with others
- Get into the habit of checking in with yourself every day and simply ask the big question — “Am I On-Purpose?” (you might want to check out Kevin McCarthy’s book to really make the most of this great tool)
- Realize that continued avoidance of your goals may mean that there is an underlying resistance that may need to be explored before you can get “unstuck”
- Re-evaluate your goals on a regular basis to make sure they are still on point
- Be reasonable. List all of your goals, but cross out everything except the top 3. Once you complete a goal, you can move another one up on the list
- Be kind to you. You need some downtime. You need self-care. Taking care of you is an integral part of success
- Celebrate your accomplishments along the way
Keeping your priorities in order can really reduce your stress, help you achieve your goals, and help you from getting “lost” on your way to your successful business!
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