There’s this terrible meme that circulates in the blogging communities. And it says something like “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce.” Implying that Beyonce does all that she does just because she has 24 hours a day and thus you should be able to do “all the things” too.
This is a terrible myth. In this episode of Blog Fuel, we’re going full on myth buster.
- Those “24 hour” memes are bogus.
- As business owners, we are often doing it all alone. We don’t have assistants or teams to delegate to in many cases.
- Decluttering and organizing will alleviate stress and overwhelm.
- Clutter, both physical and mental, will cause stress and a lack of productivity.
- There’s always a process, no matter the task.
- Develop a step by step workflow for all tasks.
- You should love what you’re blogging about or working with otherwise it will become a terrible chore that you avoid.
- A great way to manage your time is to batch your work. In other words, make one day a writing day, another day a photo day, etc.
- Being busy has been glamorized even though it really is just exhausting and self care truly is vital. That means taking time to be still and relax and shut down.
- The phrase “do all the things” has become popular because of this. But we believe the word “well” should be added. “Do all things well.”
- While multitasking is often seen as a positive ability, it really just means that you’re not able to focus on one task at a time.
- Multi tasking causes projects to take longer and allows for sloppier end results.
- There’s a lot of noise online telling you to be everywhere and do everything. You don’t have to do that. You can do the things that work for you!
- You don’t want to be remembered for doing everything in a mediocre way, you want people to remember you for even just one amazing piece of content.
- In order to achieve this, you should focus on one task at a time! Close out distracting tabs on your computer, turn off notifications and get to work!
- Emails can be such a time suck. In this episode, you’ll learn how both Kirsten and I manage our endless inboxes to keep them as close to zero as possible.
- One of the best ways is to schedule email time.
- Social media is also a large time suck. Use social media schedulers to cut back on social media time.
- You do not have to play by the “social media rules.” What’s important is to be consistent!
- Engaging with your followers on content is by far more important than constantly creating new content for social media. In fact, social media doesn’t amount to much when you don’t use it for socializing!
- When making project decisions, try the decision matrix. Create prioritized lists based on your business goals.
- Get Kirsten’s show notes by clicking here!
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