I just never seem to be able to judge the time it will take me to do something.
I always think I have more time than I have and invariably I’m rushing out the door because I misjudged again or setting myself up to fail in the day because clearly the list of things I want to do versus what I can actually achieve are two completely different things! 😳
At least in the last year I have stopped looking for organization apps online and use my Wunderlist for my To Do’s and a pad to write out the most important things I must get done each day.
But one thing I have learned over the last couple of years is that for the things that you really want to do but always get pushed to the bottom of the pile because there’s seemingly always something more important to do, will NOT get done unless you make time to do them.
If they are that important to you, you have to include them in your daily schedules.
Exercise for example.
We know that on a daily basis we need to move our bodies, but isn’t it amazing how you can fill up your day with work, family, friends, dinner etc and all of a sudden the day is gone and you didn’t get out for that walk or do that yoga session in your head you planned to do. 🤨
We all have the same period of 24 hours each day.
There is no-one in the whole world that has more time in the day than you have. But different people have different priorities.
So work out what your priorities are. Not your ‘urgents’, your priorities.
The things that you really want to do as opposed ‘have to do’ in a day.
20 minutes of yoga The outline for the course you want to create The outline for the book you want to write Your blog post Your social media post
I’m just making things up here, but whatever is important to you to move you closer to your goals.
If you don’t prioritize your life, believe me other people will!
Your have to’s will happen anyway because they have to!
So focus on your ‘want to’s’ and all of a sudden you’ll find that time does indeed stretch! 🙂
I’m off to Bangkok today to see Maroon 5 in concert! Very excited. So I’ll keep this short.
I read a quote this morning which said;
’You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete’ Richard Buckminster Fuller.
It’s really made me think about my life and what I’m trying to change.
For example. Last year I set myself a goal to write daily blog posts and failed because my model was 1000 – 2000 word ‘how to’ posts, which took time to research, write, create images etc.
So I built a completely new model based on the Seth Godin blog model of having my posts more like a feed, all on one page, scrollable from top to bottom without having to actually click through to each individual post.
Thereby turning my posts into 200 – 300 word daily musings (which is what I originally called it – Jo’s Daily Musings).
It’s made my precious blog model obsolete and made it possible for me to write & publish every day.
So, now I’m looking at how else I can incorporate this into my life to make it easier for me to achieve my goals.
This weekend, ask yourself, what new models can you build to make your life easier??
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist
IWD for me is about men & women working together to create a better world.
It’s up to us to educate our sons & daughters that collaboration is the key.
And we must celebrate our differences, rather than strive to be the same.
Men & women are different which is why they work so well together.
Women shouldn’t have to act like a man in the workplace anymore than a man should have to act like a woman in the home.
We need to bring our uniqueness and our strengths and weaknesses to each and every area of life and look to each other for understanding and support.
If you do nothing else today, man or woman, recognize your strengths and weaknesses versus those of your spouse, friends, family members etc and vow to accept the differences, excel where you can and support where they can’t as they should you.
And if you have children, teach them from the get go, the future is togetherness. Men, women, black, white, muslim, christian.
It is only through our love can we eradicate hatred.
Looking at travel websites, business bloggers, foodies sites etc and I have to say some websites are so incredibly frustrating I click away almost immediately!
Listen up as this is a great post to take heed of if you’re a website owner!
Sometimes, before I’ve even got past the headline a pop up pop’s up, which on a mobile is crazy annoying as invariably it’s not easy to close it down.
But here’s where I really lose my rag, I close the pop up only to be redirected to the top of the page and another offer or list builder which takes me away from the post I wanted to read.
I scroll back down to my post only to be greeted by something that flashes out at the bottom or the right of the screen once again covering some of the content I want to look at!
That’s it. I’m off.
I totally get that websites want to build their lists. I do too. But you need to get people interested in your content first, otherwise they’ll only unsubscribe from your list anyway.
A solid email list of subscribers is built out of trust and loyalty. If your content is so good that readers come back again and again and then sign up because they want more, that’s the best kind of subscriber you can have.
So create awesome content, include some attractive but unobtrusive offers to sign up for more info and slowly but surely build a list of loyal subscribers who will stand the test of time, oh and will also recommend your stuff to their friends!
P.S. If you’d love to know more about how to build a business you can run from anywhere in the world, click the image below! (Thats what I’m talking about!). 😉