Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Hi to all,
Spent yesterday traveling, settling into home in Panama for a change in scenery.
I was expecting to get some work done after we got in, but that didn't happen.
Today, I reviewed my "to do" list and felt a particularly strong wave of "feeling overwhelmed." It's not the first time, not even the 100th time.
So I moved to my #1 strategy for "FOS" (Feeling Overwhelmed Syndrome)...
"Focus on What Matters Most."
For a little reinforcement, here's a Google Image search for that quote...
https://www.google.com/search?q=focus+o ... 2&bih=1035
(click "Images" if this doesn't land you on IMAGE search results)
This one sums it up well...
Everyone needs a little reminder like this from time to time. Actually, it's an excellent way to start every session that you start work on your online business - review your "to do" list and focus on #1!
Each of us has a limited number of hours per day after sleeping, eating, working (if you have a day job), etc. That generally leaves you with NOT enough hours to get everything done.
And THAT is where "FOS" comes from...
How in the world can I get it all done?"
The good news is that you don't have to do EVERYTHING. Just do THE most important thing. Avoid distractions - don't let yourself get pulled into things that don't matter.
If you can develop that single discipline, you'll be amazed at the power of the 80-20 Rule. Getting your top priority adds up to a phenomenal year of productivity and results.
It's not too late to add this strategy to your New Year's Resolutions.
All the best,
P.S. Of all the things that are on my "to do" list, am I following my own advice by sharing this with you? Absolutely. Here's the logic...
1) Our ONLY mandate is to help you succeed.
2) "FOS" is probably the #1 problem of every solopreneur. It can cripple even the most driven (they may be the ones who are most susceptible, actually)
3) How do I prioritize? I'll post on that next (since I think it's worth sharing, too). THIS post jumped to the top of my "to do" because it's a simple strategy that anyone can do that will deliver a significant difference to your results. Here's my suggested way to prioritize...