You can imagine how exciting it was to come home after quitting my job, knowing that I could spend more time working on my business.
That shit feels GREAT, doesn’t it?
No more 9-5, no more cubicle, no one to tell you what to do.
BUT, with that, comes the fear of being unproductive.
I needed to make my business work. I didn’t have a back up plan, and I didn’t have a back up savings either (don’t try that - it sucks).
So I did what everyone told me to do - create a to do list and get shit DONE.
I’ve tried every single to do list app you can think off. I built lists upon lists, I brain dumped, and I prioritized.
At first, it worked. I started with basic stuff that I thought I needed to get done. You know, get business cards, make a website, endlessly tweak my website to perfection...
But then the to do list start building and growing, while less and less got done.
To be honest with you, I got a lot of shit done every day, but still didn’t feel productive.
I got SOME results, SOME clients. But it wasn’t consistent and it wasn’t fun.
I was overwhelmed and stressed 24/7 because my to do list wasn’t getting any shorter and I had barely any results to prove my hard work was paying off.
I felt overwhelmed and stressed all the time.
I was seriously going crazy and burning out.
Even when I got clear and focused, it would only last a few days and I would go back to being overwhelmed.
“Oh! Okay, so I need to build my list - I’ll focus on that”
But then I would get distracted with a new goal, with other tasks, with facebook - you name it.
Shiny-object syndrome is a thing - and I had it BAD.
FOMO (fear of missing out) is also a thing - and I fell for it.
Burn out - is what nearly ended my business.
I had to get a job to make some money to cover my expenses, and with that I realized something...
I burned out because I didn’t have a clear system.
So I created a clear system for myself and my business, quit that job within 3 months, and now I’ve more than doubled my productivity!
Having a clear system will help you:
- Know exactly what to do and when to do it
- Feel ease
- Have fun with your tasks
- Know that you’re getting shit done
And you’ll see results because you:
- Feel productive, clear, and in flow
- Have the freedom to spend time outside your business and not worry that things aren’t moving forward
- Accomplish bigger and better goals
- Have trust in yourself to actually complete the goals and tasks you assign yourself
So here’s how I get shit done in my business every day, WITHOUT getting myself into overwhelm, burn out, and working without getting results