It’s a brand new day.
And some of you are practically giddy with possibilities so bright and early in this beautiful New Year.
If you’re like many people I know – especially business owners – you’ve spent time over the last few days setting new goals, mapping out plans, dreaming about all the good things you are determined to do in 2015.
I hope you took time to Celebrate what you accomplished last year too.
But goodness – it is soooo easy to get ramped up about new beginnings, isn’t it? Each new year feels like a giant reset, a brand new chance to wipe the slate clean, take a deep breath, and try again.
I get that. Heck. I have my calendar for the year laid out in full-fledged technicolor. Spent an entire day doing it, and loved every minute.
So yes, there’s a lot to be said for taking the time to sit still, think things through, and map out our plans.
But it’s also really, really easy to get overwhelmed. So many Have-To’s, Should-Do’s Need-To’s and Want-To’s. Where in the world do you start?
Here’s the problem.
One of our unique skills as women is our ability to multitask.
We see everything at once – the Legos in the living room that need to be picked up, the last box that needs to go to the attic, the roses out back that still need trimming for the winter.
And we do the same thing in our business. We’re painfully aware of the follow-up calls we haven’t made, the content we still need to write, AND all the super-cool ideas we could be working on if we could Just. Find. The. Time.
Sometimes, that ability to see everything at once can get away from us.
Men, on the other hand, have a uniquely irritating ability to focus like a laser beam on one thing at a time. You know what I’m talking about. They step right over those Legos on their way to the TV for a 10-hour football binge.
But there are times when that ability to be super clear, to be hyper focused on one target, can actually be kind of handy.
So just for a moment, let’s try this.