Keys To Mastering A Successful Pitch

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Mastering a successful pitch

Let’s kick off today with a little known fact about me… when I was younger, I actually used to compete in pageants!

The reason is, when I was growing up I was super shy, and would struggle with public speaking situations. So pageants actually gave me an opportunity, at a young age, to practice presenting my message, ultimately leading to me understanding what a successful pitch looks like. 

This week, I want to revisit something that I learned back in my pageant days; how to master the moment, before the moment. 

What does this mean in relation to building a successful pitch? 

In the moment, in the midst of being with all the other girls on stage, I knew I only had a few seconds to walk up to that microphone and say something memorable. And those moments only began to improve when I made sure to take the time, beforehand, to prepare a successful pitch.

What do you say in a pitch?

Let me clarify that your pitch can be much more than a simple work pitch about yourself, or a pitch during a pageant. Preparing your pitch can be getting ready for a big work conversation, meeting, or presentation. It can also be a discussion with your spouse, or a family member… or positioning yourself for a raise at the office. 

A great concept to keep in mind whenever you’re preparing for a successful pitch is that everything in life is a negotiation. So how will you convey your value, and set yourself up for future success?

Key to delivering a successful pitch: mastering the moment

A huge key to mastering the moment for a successful pitch is making sure to do your own research, ahead of time. 

While preparing for the conversation, bring into consideration the time of day that it is. This can affect what the audience’s mindset may be during the pitch itself, and understanding not only who you’re connecting with, but what they might be feeling in that particular moment. 

Delivering your pitch with empathy and consideration ultimately helps make your message stick, as well as leaving your as a likeable person. So even if your message isn’t immediately received, or you’re not instantly given a ‘yes’ – you’re still setting yourself up to get that next conversation. 

Takeaways to building a successful pitch 

The next time you’re preparing for a big conversation or meeting, ask yourself these questions:

  1. How will I prepare?
  2. How will I think through and provide relevant content?
  3. How will I connect and relate to my audience?

A successful pitch has all three of the above thought-through and ready to go, ultimately creating advantage for you and your own personal brand. Or in cases that you are working remotely, this also works to increase and improve your online brand presence

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Simple Steps To Build A Better Future

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Simple Steps To Building A Better Future

Question: Have you been sitting on the sidelines recently?

Regardless of what your title might be at work, or how your daily personal life might be going, odds are, you’re currently in your comfort zone. 

I’ve been there, so many of us have. Comfort zones are cozy, and warm, and we feel great there. But here’s the reality… growth and transition doesn’t happen in comfort zones

Building a better future doesn’t happen in comfort zones. 

How To Start Building A Better Future

In order to begin to stretch ourselves, and kick-start that growth process, we must look forward, lay a stake in the group, and decide what it is that we truly want and desire. 

But here’s the key to building your future; we must take action ourselves, instead of sitting, and waiting for permission from someone else to do this.

How To Make Your Future Bright

There’s a chance that you not might even realize that you’re being complacent about your future, it’s an easy spot to get stuck in.

Here’s a simple way to run through a check:

  1. “Is what I’m doing today, truly designing the life and the career that I want?”
  2. “Am I spending the precious time that I have doing what fuels me, what is drive by purpose, and what allows me to be my best?”
  3. “Am I working with the people and the teams who encourage me, support me, and believe in me?”

Build A Better Future: Evaluate.

Have you answered the above questions? Good. The next step is to take that evaluation, now knowing where some holes or needs may be, and ask yourself, 

“What do I need to do to stand up for the life that I want, and that I deserve?”

This is a powerful question, yet answering it, and acting on it, can truly help to build the future that you truly desire.

A tip to keep in mind as your walk through this exercise is that your work and your life must coexist. You are the same person leaving your house who is walking into your workplace, and if you’re able to blend these two worlds together, while building a future that is making an impact, this ultimately is going to allow you to bring your best to the table. 

Building A Better Future: Are You Living Below Your True Potential?

In order to truly live our best lives, build better futures, and be a potentialist, we must challenge ourselves, for ourselves. 

Read that again. If you do not do this for yourself, then it’s not going to work. 

Identify the future that you want, as a leader. Then stand up, and say, “This is what I want.” 

This empowers you to own your voice, as well as your decisions, and the choice to move into the future and life that we desire. 

I hope that this encourages you to stop waiting on permission from others, and instead, to go after it. Put that stake in the ground, make the changes that you want to see, and do it on your own terms. 

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Dealing With Discouragement

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Overcoming Discouragement

 If you’re reading this, I can confidently guess that at some point this past year, in some way, shape, or form, you’ve found yourself in a discouraging situation. 

We’ve all been there. I personally have been through some very difficult times, and seasons in my life that have been very dark and extremely challenging. 

During difficult times, I tend to let those feelings of discouragement and loneliness creep up on me. But what’s most notable is that during those specific times in my life, there were very few people who actually stopped to take the time and ask, “How are you really doing?”

Keys to Conquering Discouragement

Are you currently in a season of discouragement, or disappointment? If you are, or recently have been, then you also know that it can be easy to try to simply brush it off when others ask how you’re doing.

“All is well, things are great, I’m fine.”

Yet behind that smile and those words, you might be dealing with pain, transition, and extreme change. Which can all then build to feelings of discouragement.

Dealing with Discouragement: It did not come to stay

When I find myself in these positions and hard times now, I repeat this phrase to myself,

“It did not come to stay, it came to pass.”

It’s a phrase that my father has always said to me, and is one worth repeating to yourself. Because it means that these times of darkness, depression, disappointment, are all just seasons if you choose to talk through them courageously. If we choose to push through, instead of staying stuck in the dark.

Another thought that can help you push through hard times: there is meaning behind your pain. The hard times are actually serving you a greater purpose, to potentially help you connect, be more empathetic, maybe even lead to a greater understanding. 

These words may be hard to read if you’re currently in the midst of disappointment and discouragement. But I can promise you, that when you are finally out on the other end of it, you will see it. 

Lastly, if you’re reading this from a place of reflection, and not currently struggling, I would encourage you to look at how you can help others in your life who might be feeling overcome with discouragement. 

Stop, and ask another question. 

Don’t allow conversations to simply stop at “I’m fine.” 

Look harder, and dig into the relationships in your life… because odds are, they might be battling with something that you had no idea about.

Take the time to ask that extra question, and listen to what they have to say. 

Dealing with discouragement: Wrapping Up

This year has been a big season of change for many of us, on many levels. And if you’ve been able to move through it without facing discouragement, then kudos to you. Yet for so many of us, 2020 continues to offer different forms of challenges, and sometimes difficulties. So on that note, I encourage you to take time this week to stop and look around you. 

Who in your life may be dealing with discouragement? Who can you help, and remind… it did not come to stay… it came to pass.

Be that person this week to walk alongside your friend and family, and listen to what they may need to say. It could mean more than you know. 

Dealing With Transition (How To Get Unstuck)

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Dealing With Transition

It can be daunting to start something new, and dealing with that transition period when you may have a lot to learn, and work through. So intimidating in fact, that we often see many people start the process of transitioning… but never finishing it. 

This example can apply to new jobs, career aspirations, life changes, even marriage. 

Why is this?

The reason that we see so many people starting, but never finishing, is because they get stuck. The transition period weighs down on them, overwhelms them, and ultimately slows them down. 

This is often why the word ‘transition’ too often gets a bad rep. 

Ah, they’re in a transition period,” is never necessarily a phrase that’s shared in an upbeat tone.

It’s unstable, uncertain, and projects the mindset that you just aren’t ‘quite there yet.

How To Get Better At Transitions

So let’s shift your transition perspective. Are you in the middle of a shift or transition right now – big, or small?

Instead of seeing the transitional time period as negative, or heavy, try instead seeing it as a time period of opportunity. When used to your advantage, transition can truly be a gift. 

Transition periods are the opportunity for us to step back, reflect, redefine, and determine what we truly want in that next phase. This concept is actually one that we don’t practice often enough, and can be useful to help provide some fresh perspective. 

Instead of frantically running on this treadmill called life, pause for a moment to ask yourself:

“Am I on the right path?”

“Am I doing what I want?”

“Are we getting our value?”  

Dealing with transitions of all kinds

Stepping up and making the best out of all transitions, of all shapes and sizes, is a leadership skill that we should all be working on. Not only does it give time to reflect and be present, but to also let go of some things that we can’t control. 

How can you start letting go, and reflecting?

I would encourage that you start by simply stepping back. Sit quietly in this particular transition period, and identify what it is that you want out of it. What do you want things to look like, post-transition? 

Then identify that first step, or single action that you can take to start moving that agenda forward. Before you know it, you’ll be moving out of the transitional period, and into a brand new, blooming stage of life. 

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Simple Steps To Turn Motivation Into Action

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The Key To Turning Motivation Into Action

These days, the buzzword “self help” is one that is thrown around often.

So much so that the self help industry is estimated to grow to well over $13 billion dollars in value within the next two years.

Even with that statistic aside, it’s very evident that a lot of people, around the world, are seeking motivation, inspiration, and ways to improve their quality of life. 

Yet here’s the catch when it comes to motivation…

Motivation, without action, is empty. 

It’s easy and often mindless to just scroll through your phone, and social media, looking for inspiration. From reading motivational quotes, books, to even watching motivational videos; all of this might make you feel motivated, temporarily. 

But the disconnect is the lack of action. So, what are you doing to turn motivation into action? 

How Do You Turn Motivation Into Action?

Start with baby steps. Ask yourself right now, in this moment, “What can I do to take small steps forward, and start to turn my motivation into action?”

Let’s take getting up earlier in the mornings, for example. Many of us might struggle with hitting snooze, or even turning off our alarms altogether. 

So what are some simple steps that can be taken to use the motivation, and achieve the goal?

  • Lay out your clothes the night before.
  • Set your alarm clock/phone out in the hall, so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off. 
  • Set your coffee maker to start making coffee around the new time that you want to wake up. 

All of these are action items that can help you work towards achieving the goals that you were motivated to set. The good news is that the process is often cyclical. 

When motivation leads to action, that action often prompts further motivation!

Motivation Into Action: Moving Beyond

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to discourage you from reading motivational books or articles. But if and when the words do truly motivate you to want to make change, I highly encourage that you move beyond just the thoughts and the words, and start translating them into action items. 

The action, and the doing, is where you will start to see the change happening. 

On a personal level, I’m someone who truly loves motivation and helping others, which is why I make these episodes, write these articles, and even create our Velvet Suite courses and events

But at the end of the day, I’m a strategist. So I know that without both motivation and direction – or without “the how” – that I can get stuck, and even start to become doubtful. Which is exactly what prompted me to want to talk through the concept of pushing motivation into action with you today. 

Wrapping Up: How Will You Move Motivation Into Action?

I want to encourage you to look at this from a big picture perspective, to start. Then break it down into bite-sized pieces, and identify the steps that can help you move forward in these processes that you are undertaking. Don’t let your ideas and desire to change overwhelm you… break the change down, into small action steps. 

Wrapping up, what step will you take today to take action, and move your motivation into achievement? Comment below and let me know, I want to hear all about it!

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Speaking Virtually: How To Improve Your Online Brand Presence

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How To Improve Your Online Brand Presence

The topic of public speaking is one that can make a lot of people out there shudder. It’s intimidating, and a skill that many spend years trying to master. Yet in the midst of 2020 and the many shifts that businesses and teams have been making to go fully remote, I want to touch specifically on the topic of virtual public speaking, and how mastering it can help to improve your online brand presence. 

What is online brand presence?

Many of us have been on remote teams for a while now, or some just for a few months. At the end of the day, I think we can all agree that there has been a shift that is likely here to stay. Even post-COVID-19, we are going to see many businesses and teams continue to stay remote because of the benefits some have seen from it. 

With this shift, there are now more opportunities than ever before to package, perfect, and present your message for your personal brand. And while you may not want to hear this… one of the best ways to elevate and grow your online brand recognition is through public speaking. 

Brand Awareness & Virtual Public Speaking

To quote Mr. Warren Buffet:

“By public speaking, you can elevate your value by at least 50%.”

That’s powerful when it comes to building your online brand presence. 

In 2020, what does public speaking look like?  A lot of us might be separated by screens, and be more distanced that what we are used to. Yet that doesn’t remove the intimidation that might come with public speaking. Speaking into a phone or computer screen to a group can feel just as weird… yet if done correctly, these moments can be just as powerful as in-person. 

With that in mind, let’s use this time to improve and maximize your online brand presence. To start, take a look at these 3 tips. 

  1. The Moment
  2. The Message
  3. The Method 

Let’s break down each of these listed items, and dig into how they can help maximize your online brand presence. 

Building Online Brand Presence: The Moment

Whenever we think about how we are going to deliver a message – virtually or in-person – it all boils down to what you are planning to deliver, and how. 

The secret sauce to truly connecting with your audience through screens is being present in the moment

What does this mean? 

Take time to soak in where your audience is currently at, look at the feedback they have given you leading up to this, how are they potentially feeling, and then put yourself into that seat. 

Think about how your specific brand’s message needs to resonate with them, relative to what day of the week, time of the day, or current state of the world. The exact moment you are in is important. 

In other words, a good virtual speaker is present, and thinking about their audience first. 

Building Online Brand Presence: The Message

We all have a message that we want to share, and heading into any virtual meeting or webinar, we typically know what we are going to say ahead of time. 

But pause and ask yourself this, “How are you catering that message to what is relevant right now?”

This correlates with the ‘moment’ point that we just touched on. 

How can you work to put a twist on your message, that helps to make it more appealing, more relevant, or generally just more relatable? This will look differently depending on what the virtual meeting or calls are about. 

Building Online Brand Presence: The Method

Every single day, we are bombarded constantly with messages. Which means that right now, your biggest competition is time. 

So many people just don’t have the time or bandwidth in their head to be present, and to hear what you might be trying to convey from behind your camera. So it’s up to your personal brand to anticipate that, and pivot. 

How can you get their attention? Do you need to start off the call with a joke? Maybe some relevant statistics, or stories?

Repackage a mundane experience to be more engaging, by utilizing your own online brand presence and voice. Do this intentionally, and it will enable you to deliver a powerful message, in a short window of time. 

Virtual Speaking & Online Brand Presence

To wrap-up, here are the three areas to keep in mind next time you have a virtual speaking engagement:

  1. The Moment
  2. The Message
  3. The Method

If you are able to clarify and maximize all three, you will see pretty powerful results. 

Last thing… because this is a topic that I’m specifically passionate about, we are starting to put together a virtual online training that will focus on delivering your keynote in the virtual world. 

If this is something that you would be interested in, head here to learn more information and we will make sure to keep in touch! 

4 Keys To Increasing Productivity!

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Keys To Increase Productivity

We all have those days where we struggle with getting motivated, and being productive.

We might roll over and hit snooze a few times before beginning our day… or decide, “I think I’m going to push some of these meetings until later this week…”

I can relate. It can be a struggle to increase productivity… but it’s not impossible.

Feeling flat, and undermotivated isn’t just something that we can flip a switch on. But one thing I’ve noticed that helps me when I am feeling this way, is to acknowledge that it’s time to take a step back, and take a look at a system that I have in place called P.O.D.D.

Keys to productivity: Implementing P.O.D.D.

First, let’s start with what P.O.D.D stands for….

  1. Prioritize
  2. Organize
  3. Delegation
  4. Discipline

If followed step by step, this method helps you to define what really matters, and in the process, get back a little bit more time.

Keys to Productivity: Prioritize

A simple way to look at is this: we all have 24 hours in one day. We all have the same amount of time to be productive, or to not be productive. What we choose to do with that time is what is going to make the difference. 

So, let me ask you this: what are your key priorities?

Take a minute, and list them out. Jot them down, or in the notepad on your phone. 

What are the factors that increase productivity?

Now that you have your key priorities down, it’s time to move on to the next stage in the P.O.D.D process: Organize. 

Someone once told me that your inbox is actually managing other people’s priorities (when it comes to work). But if we let others priorities govern our life, and our time, then we end up exhausted and potentially burnt out. 

This is why it’s key to not only list out your priorities, but organize them across your life, across your calendars and planners, so that you are going to truly put your priorities first when managing your time

Keys to Productivity: Delegation

The next step in the P.O.D.D process of productivity is delegation.  Let’s start with this question: what is the value that you would place on an hour of your time? 

You might already know this if you’re a consultant. A lot of us might not. 

Yet we’re all paid for our time and expertise as employees. Take a minute to actually quantify that time; the time that you’re putting into projects, or organizations across your life. How much is each hour worth?

Now here’s the important part of delegation… ask yourself, what things that I’m doing, that I’m allowing to take up my time, are actually below the value of my worth?

Obviously we all have things like chores, doing dishes, yard work, etc. Yet a lot of items and tasks might not be the best use of our precious time. So the next question is, what can you afford to delegate out?

Can you delegate someone to cut the lawn, and get an hour of your weekend back?

Maybe you can delegate a babysitter one night a week, and get back some personal time to relax, reset, and read a favorite book. 

A little bit of delegation can actually go a long way when it comes to finding more time, and getting more productive in the process. 

How To Be More Productive: Discipline

The final productivity key in the P.O.D.D process is discipline. It’s a word that can get a lot of dirty looks, but it’s an important and final step. 

Discipline is what is going to help us stay committed to those keys priorities that we listed out earlier, and it’s what is going to bring us back to keeping them organized, and correctly delegated. Without discipline, the process won’t flow. 

Finding ways to continue to stay more disciplined with your time can look a few different ways, a few examples being:

  • Saying no when you don’t feel comfortable with a time commitment
  • Setting clear boundaries with your schedule

 

Keys To Productivity:  Establish your own P.O.D.D.

Next time you’re feeling unproductive or depleted, I would encourage you to remember the P.O.D.D process. Start by writing out your own priorities, organize what NEEDS to be done this week, or this day, and then delegate as you are able to. 

It may feel overwhelming, but start with a few baby steps, and before you know it, you’ll feel yourself getting back on track with your productivity train. You got this! 

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The Power Of Developing A Strong Presence

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How To Develop A Strong Presence

It’s a question that we most likely don’t stop to ask ourselves often enough…

What is the one thing that I can do for myself this week?

While to-do lists and work calendars can feel overwhelming and time consuming, it’s important to keep in mind that one of the greatest, most simple gifts that you can give to yourself on a weekly basis is the ability to build and grow a strong presence. 

In other words, start to give yourself full permission to be present with your thoughts, and your time.

Building a strong presence: Why take the time?

Let me clarify a little bit further. In any typical week, most of our motivation and thoughts lies behind tasks that need to be done, errands that might need to get done, and work meetings that need to be attended.

But rarely do we pause, and take time to be present for ourselves, and only ourselves. To truly reflect, and listen to the powerfulness of simply being present.

This is important not only for yourself, but for your loved ones as well. It can be difficult for those surrounding you to get on board, be supportive, and show up for you if it’s not clear that you’re also showing up for yourself.

If it’s obvious in your life that you’re not taking time for yourself, and taking care of yourself, others can notice that.

Signs you have a strong presence. 

When you carve out time, and take that time to sit be present with yourself, you’ll begin to notice the results. 

In my life, I’ve noticed across that the practice of a strong self-presence has resulted in small rewards such as:

  1. Increased confidence
  2. Encouragement knowing that I get to start my day with me
  3. Clarity around prioritization in my life

A strong presence translates to strong self worth.

The more consistently that you are able to practice presence, the more often you’ll notice this increased confidence, and self worth. 

Investing in yourself is important because, without investing, there is no advancement. And without advancement, we end up becoming complacent. Which as many of us know, complacency is the enemy of progress

Strong Presence: how will you show up?

I’ll leave you with the same question that we started with: what will you do for yourself this week?

Beyond that, how can you work on being present with yourself, and taking that time to reflect and prioritize? 

My hope for you is that as you build your power of presence, that clarity and confidence follows.  Show up for yourself first, and everything else will fall into place. 

Try it out, and comment below to let me know how it goes! Or head to my Instagram account and comment there. I would love to hear from you!

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How To Switch Off From Work Stress (3 Tips!)

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3 Tips To Switch Off From Work Stress

Recently, my husband and I traveled to Naples, Florida. It was a last minute trip, and to be honest, I had no idea how much I needed it until we were there. It was wonderful to relax and unplug, and truly take some time to step away from work. 

Which leads me to today’s topic: how to switch off from work stress

Switching off from work stress is no joke. And too often, we don’t realize how wrapped up we are until we are finally asked to step away. Believe me, it wasn’t an easy endeavor for my husband (and accountability partner) to convince me. 

Switching Off From Work Stress: Just Say Yes

It actually took my husband three times to finally get me to agree to our trip. The excuses were plenty and easy to come by:

  1. Work is too busy…
  2. But what about the kids?
  3. My team can’t handle me leaving right now.

The list goes on. So instead, let’s look at a different type of list; how to turn off mentally and unplug from work.  

Why Switch Off Mentally?

You’ve most likely heard this before, but I will say it again because it’s true. It’s crucial for your personal life, and self-care to find a way to destress, and detach yourself from work. With that in mind, here are 3 pointers to help you switch off.

Switch Off Work Stress Tip #1: Change Your Environment. 

This doesn’t necessarily need to be to the scale of packing up and hopping on a plane. You can work on turning off mentally without going on a trip (although it is nice to get away), even if it means exploring on a local level. Something as simple as closing your laptop, and taking a walk to a nearby park can be a great reset.

Get out of the same space that you’ve been in daily for the past few months. Change your setting, get out into nature, and get some fresh air. Force yourself out of the rut that you may not even know that you’re in. Get off that treadmill of routine, and work emails that you’ve been chasing for a little bit too long. 

Pro tip: Consider taking a journal with you, and writing down some reflections. Open up your notepad on your phone; what’s been weighing on you, how are you feeling? Just the act of writing it out can help you feel better.

Switch Off Work Stress Tip #2: Find An Accountability Partner. 

When it comes to taking care of your mental health and turning off that stress from long work days, accountability partners truly are crucial.

In my life, my accountability partner also happens to be my husband. But it can be a friend, or another family member. Someone who will be willing to confront you when they start to see you frazzled, or running too hard, and simply say, “Have you recently taken time to step back, and enjoy the fruits of your labor?”

“Do you think you might need a day or a half day to yourself, to unwind and tune out?” 

The answer is almost always yes.

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Switch Off From Work Stress Tip #3: Unplug

This might be the hardest part when it comes to switching off work stress, yet it’s also the most important. If you don’t unplug, your brain isn’t being allowed to turn off those work thoughts. 

If that means turning off your phone for a while, or putting it on airplane mode, then so be it. In 2020 we are consumed more than ever with email notifications and text messages, and the badges and alerts seem never ending. 

Step away from the notifications for a few hours. Put up an out-of-office if you need to. Do what you can to create the space to allow your mind to recharge, and re-energize. 

Why Switch Off From Work? 

Believe it or not, practicing the above tips will actually help you come back to your work feeling refreshed, resilient, and ready to rock. You may find you have more energy and vigor to confidently lead your team

Taking time away from work can open up opportunities for you to get a better bird’s eye view, and create or reinvent as needed. You just might find yourself coming up with a solution to an issue that’s been lingering for awhile. 

So tell me, what will you do this week to help you power down from work stress, and start to refresh and recharge? Comment below, I’m here to help!

Keys To Time Management: The Power To Choose

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Keys To Time Management: The Power To Choose

I think we can all agree that this year has presented significant challenges.

Yet something that hasn’t been discussed quite as frequently are the conflicting challenges that come from being home-bound more often than normal.  Whether it’s work, family, homeschooling, errands… the list goes on. The responsibilities are endless, and often overlapping. So, how do you prioritize them all?

Keys To Time Management: How To Prioritize

Believe me, I get it. More often than not my to-do list can feel overwhelming, and I’m just not sure where to start. And when I find myself in that position, I pause to remind myself of the power of choice. 

Repeat after me: We have the freedom to choose. 

You are in full control of how you choose to react and respond to tasks, situations, and events that are thrown your way. And that is a powerful reminder to yourself of when it comes to your time management techniques. 

How To Manage Time Wisely

It’s easier said than done for me to just tell you, ‘Choose your time wisely.’

Yet when you mindfully step back and look at what really matters across your life, time management through the power of choice starts to become more clear. 

Time Management is ultimately assessing what matters. 

Specific categories to look at are:

  • Who matters the most?
  • How can we bring loved ones into our daily tasks and priorities?
  • What do we need to do differently?
  • How can we stay true to who we really are?

And the last big one… what do we need to say no to?

Keys to time management: evaluate your time

I want you to take a few minutes to honestly ask yourself the above questions. Write them down, if that helps. From there, you can start to make better choices around time management, through the prioritization across your life.

Assess what matters. Ditch what doesn’t, or change what you can do differently. From there, you will begin to take back control and power that you have with the freedom to choose. 

I’m going to leave you with a quote from a powerful book called Essentialism

“Our highest priority is to protect our ability to prioritize.”

– Greg McKeown

Protect your freedom to choose, and prioritize. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.

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