Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Choose One Thing

Wendy, do I have to choose only ONE thing?

I had asked my entrepreneurial friend, who had been complaining about being overwhelmed, having too many ideas, too much to do, and not enough focus, what he considered to be the most important thing he wanted to accomplish.

I get it.

I stare at all of the ideas that I have and things I want to do and the niggly odds and ends and details to get me there, and I sometimes want to throw my hands in the air and pray that the magical productivity fairies come down and do all the work for me.

Unfortunately, those magical fairies are in my hands and my head.  I still need to do the work – physically, intellectually and emotionally.

Because there is one of me and only 24 hours in a day, I still need to decide what is most important.

Right now, the most critical priority is preparing a new service for launch (target – January 2018).

This priority includes all of the marketing, branding and sales efforts, nevermind putting together 15+ years worth of experience and 10 years worth of blog posts into something that others can digest and use.

Oh yeah, add the struggle of getting out of my own way since my inner perfectionist gremlin is going bonkers right now.

Because this priority is so all-encompassing and requires so much energy, it means that other things I want to do I need to put on the back-burner for later.

Or let go of. 

It’s not easy.

There’s a fear of loss that trickles in when I decide to let go of something. Even if it just for “later.”

I need to be OK with letting something sit for a bit.  Ideas that I’ve allowed to simmer tend to be much better in execution when I get to them. Even if I do wind up letting go of the idea, or “miss the boat,” it turns out for the best.

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