Sunday, May 13, 2018

Priorities


I don't know about you, but in May my workload doubles.  I have all of the regular business work and creative work, plus all the outside work on top of - and the grass keeps on growing.  I know you've got a lot on your plate, too - probably way too much.  In order to stay in balance, you need to decide where to put your effort for best return, and you need to see where your priorities lay.  Here are two easy ways to approach that.

1.  Make a list of all the stuff on your plate,  Then put it in order according to importance.  The things at the top of the list are your highest priorities. 

2.  Fill out one of these Covey Quadrants.  It's a very simple way of examining your To Do list and putting things in their proper place with regard to Urgency and Importance.   What's nice about this approach is that it shows you what things you can take off your list completely. 

Take a look at your priorities.  Are they where you want them to be?  Are you giving more time & effort to things you don't think are important?   Are you neglecting things that are?  Do you need to make changes? 

Once you've decided your priorities, you'll need to protect them.   Next time we'll be talking about boundaries.





I'd like to invite you to join our Best Self facebook group where we can talk freely about becoming our best selves - and all the messy work that entails.  In addition, I have another group, The Well Balanced Artist, for creatives of all kinds and in all stages of their creative lives, who are trying to balance their art, business and personal lives.   

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