The most infamous hang up that entrepreneurs and business owners come across is deciding which of their priorities needs their attention here & now. At any given time, you could have 5 big tasks that really need to get done. 2 of those tasks should have been done last week, 2 of them need to be done today, and 1 of them is a long term project that keeps nagging at you.
With so many priorities, all with different time lines & attention requirements, we tend to overinflate the importance of each. As items on your to-do list come crashing together, you may feel pulled to “not waste time prioritizing” and instead decide to dive, head first, into one of the priorities to get it done.
That’s a fine approach until you get a phone call which distracts you for 15 minutes and reminds you of something else you need to do.
It’s bound to happen. Distraction free zones are more myth than reality, especially when your cell phone acts as an open gateway to a social world in which you’re always invited, welcomed, & included. An hour later you come back to the task you were diving head first into and have to spend another 10 minutes reacquainting yourself with where you were on it.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this phenomenon or something similar to it. We stress ourselves out just by thinking about the number of different priorities we have but are somehow all too willing to let the rings & dings of our cell phone alerts pull us away from the tasks we’ve set out for ourselves.Read More