How to manage overwhelm, plan and delegate

Does this sound familiar?

  • Manage overwhelm
  • Plan
  • Delegate

My goal with this post

Here’s the bottom line

How to manage overwhelm

Quick win for managing overwhelm

  • Your to-do list should include the tasks you need to accomplish today in order to feel as though you’ve been productive.
  • What is the number 1 MOST important task on your list: the one that you simply cannot skip?
  • Move that task to the top of your list.
  • How productive were you?
  • How disciplined were you?

Being consistent with managing overwhelm

  • What tasks really aren’t necessary?
  • What tasks aren’t going to help me make real progress in my business?
  • What tasks don’t contribute to a specific goal I’ve set?

How to plan

  • Save you bandwidth on trying to figure out what to do next (which can be SO exhausting), and
  • Take the guesswork out of making progress (just move on to the next step on your list!), and

Quick win for planning

Being consistent with planning

  1. Write out, in order of priority, the major projects (or goals) you’re working on over the next 3 months.
  2. Take the first project (goal) — your highest priority — and make sure it’s SMART (click here for this exercise).
  3. Just as you did in the “quick win” section above, take your SMART goal and start creating your plan for it, including the date you’ll accomplish it by, the steps necessary, and a due date for each of your steps.
  4. Keep your plan CLOSE throughout your project so you know exactly what your next step is — and so you can check in with your progress.
  5. Rinse and repeat! Once you’ve accomplished your goal, move to the next goal on your list, make sure it’s SMART, and then create a plan you can execute on.

How to delegate

Quick win for delegating

  • Is a $10 / hour task (you could pay someone $10 / hr to do that thing for you)
  • Doesn’t require that YOU be the one doing it (anyone capable could perform this task and it wouldn’t make any difference in the outcome)

Being consistent with delegating

  • Already know exactly what to;
  • Can do it quickly;
  • Don’t want to spend the extra time to teach someone else how to do it.

Conclusion

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