Have you ever worked with someone who consistently failed to complete her tasks for the week?
-She couldn’t find the time to get her email opt-in page completed?
-She was too busy to write the next chapter of her book?
-She was working too hard and completely forgot to put together her webinar presentation?
It wouldn’t take long before you sat her down for a serious talk about the future of your working relationship—and her business?
-Even worse- have you ever had a boss or co-worker who slept in and showed up shockingly late as if it were no big deal?
-Ever had them run home to do their laundry when a huge project is due by the end of the day?
-Slap up an insta-pot right in the middle of their workspace and start chopping veggies?
I have. Me!
Meet me. I do all those things. As a creative I find it difficult to complete the day to day tasks, because newer, “better” ideas are always popping into my head.
AND, I’m a mom. I work from home and on many occasions, I’m doing work-but the wrong kind. Housework!
Don’t be me.
It’s taken a long time (and I’m a work still in progress) to realize the speaking business comes down to just 3 components for myself. Three. Not the 300,000 other things I “think” are a good idea. (FYI-Laundry is also not part of the three.)
1. Working on my speaking skills
2. Creating Content
3. Sales (which I hate-but that’s a blog rant for another day….)
Now if I was a good co-worker with myself, I would focus only on those three things until my business was SUCH a machine I could scale it to broader horizons.
But I can be a fairly shocking co-worker and boss to myself. The kind you bring up as horror works stories when you’re trying to one up other people at a corporate Christmas party.
What about you? What kind of boss are you to yourself? What kind of co-worker are you in your own business?
If you had to give yourself a progress report-would you rave and set yourself as an example or would you fire yourself?
If you’re struggling in your business, rate your work from the boss/co-worker perspective. This can give great clarity on the how you’re handling your day to day tasks and priorities and the things you need to change.
This is your one and only life. Your one and only business. So live it/run it well.
Stacy Pederson is currently having a meeting with herself to inform her of a 90 day probation period due to poor work performance. You can find her eating the food and binge watching Netflix in the lovely state of Colorado with her husband and too many kids. Learn more about Stacy at StacyPederon.com