This week I’ve been working with several clients on planning for growth. What to prioritise, who to hire and how to manage their time and keep sane through the process!
I’ve been reflecting on how we plan, prioritise and use our time to meet our goals. How do you decide what to focus on?
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” Eleanor Roosevelt
The thing about prioritising and planning is that, as with so many things, it’s different for each and every one of us.
If you’re a very creative person, you might struggle to translate conceptual ideas into practical actions. Some people who have a really clear grasp of their top priority, struggle to manage other tasks and people.
If you’re not a natural planner, it will take more of your energy to focus on prioritising your activities and helping others to do so. Understanding how you’re wired is key to you finding a way to organise your time that works for you. Accepting that you find this difficult makes it easier to push through the negative emotions that often get stirred up when we confront things we’re not skilled at.
Although planning may not come naturally to you, there are things you can do to help yourself. Here’s how:-
🌟 Understand your natural strengths and weaknesses
🌟 Accept that the process may be challenging but the rewards are great
🌟 Stop trying to make the perfect plan and forcing yourself to stick to it
🌟 Find a system to organise your time that works for you
🌟 Ask for help from someone who finds planning easier than you
🌟 Be patient with yourself
🌟 Focus on what’s important to you
🌟 Keep at it!
If you’d like to find out more about how to identify your natural strengths and weaknesses, or you’d like some support with planning and prioritising, let me know. And please be kind to yourself…
Lisa Zevi – February 2021