Getting REAL About Information Overload

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The other day I was reading a post by Carrie Greene called Are Your Gaps Full?. This post really hit home for me because I am right in the middle of trying to reposition my business endeavors and take more online courses and other things. I have to admit I am getting a little bit overwhelmed.

But this article reminded me to step back and really look at what I am trying to do and cut out things that I really don’t need to do to get to where I want to go.

I think we are all bombarded with so many webinars, seminars and ebooks to boost our business that we don’t know where to start. I know I get “paralysis by analysis” too. If we truly want to succeed we need to choose to do those things that help us toward our goals and that are necessary and leave the rest alone. Like Carrie says there is always more to learn and do.

How will you cut down on all of the information out there now? What will you choose to do and not to do? Now is the time to take inventory of your business to do list. Just remember is you have a lot of things that you know but never have time to use then you have nothing.

Until next time…

 

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Self Improvement Month: Self Assessment

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Self Improvement Month

Self Improvement WordleThis month is Self Improvement Month. All this month I will do a weekly post to help you improve yourself and get organized.

This week’s post is Self Assessment. Take time this week to do a self inventory of what you want to improve about yourself. Before you can get your house in order you must first get you in order.

Here are 5 things you can do to assess yourself.

  1. Look at why you do what you do. What do you think contributes to the disorganization you are experiencing?
  2. Identify your weaknesses. What can you improve on? What will you need help with?
  3. Identify your strengths. What are you really good at?
  4. Set a personal goal for improvement. What do you want to improve about you personally and by when?
  5. Forgive and let go. Mental clutter contributes to home clutter. By letting go of past hurts and moving toward the future you free up your mind and therefore can focus on organizing your home with a clearer head.

Next week we will talk about doing a home assessment. Until then take what you have learned about yourself and make the necessary adjustments.