Summer is finally here and I’m getting really tired of working 7 days a week. It’s so easy to get sucked into doing that especially when you run your own business. If I continue to do it summer will be over and I’ll have missed it. So, I’ve made a commitment to try to stop working on the weekends at least until the fall. Now, I have to figure out how to do that.
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks to say the least. I have helped two clients move in a two-week period and I have to say that I feel like I have been run over by a very large truck!
Moving, as we all know, is one of those major life events. Major life events are coupled with stress – lots of stress. I seem to have successfully absorbed at least 50 per cent of the stress of both of these moves on behalf of my clients. Whew! Remind me to never move. Ever!
Now that the moves are both complete, and I have the time to sit back, nurse a hundred sore muscles, and take a breath, I am increasingly fascinated by life and stuff and how they are connected.
I am fascinated by how the concept of ‘good enough’ relates to being organized and our many attempts to be what we perceive as ‘well organized’. What does being organized mean to you? Most likely not the same as it does to your spouse, your best friend or your children. What if, instead of constantly striving to be more organized, better organized or even, heaven forbid, perfectly organized we strove for
Most time management experts agree that many of us get to the end of a week and wonder where it’s gone and why we haven’t accomplished anything significant. Each and every time I work with a client to teach them the planning process, I realize I could do a better job of it myself.
Why is it that we put off planning even though we know that the most successful businesses and individuals dedicate time to planning weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually without fail?