When I think of all the things I want to do by the end of the year, I get a little overwhelmed. Then, I remember what Michael Port says, “Overwhelm is caused by not knowing WHAT to do, not by having too much to do.”
This is helpful because when I get overwhelmed, I know the first thing I need to do is a brain dump of all the things I am thinking about to clear out brain space.
Yes, this includes the dumb stuff that I should have done around the house in June when it’s now almost September. This also includes fixing some tech stuff in my business – email series connected to PayPal for purchases and things that I can do, but are really annoying to do.
My word-vomiting also will include all the things I need to do for my book launch – getting myself booked on podcasts, submitting guest blog posts, scheduling webinars, introducing myself to various groups to get booked to speak, planning any launch events, etc.
Once out of my head and written down, I reorganize all of this mess into projects. You may find that all of these tasks naturally organize themselves into groups. Then, you can prioritize the groups or projects, and just start chipping away.
It really isn’t that complicated, but it can be very hard to start.
I am going to follow my own advice and schedule an hour to just get all of this nonsense down on paper. Sometimes the biggest and scariest projects start to seem doable once you get started. Here’s hoping!