You can do anything, but…You are amazing.
You are an entrepreneur.
You are brave.
I see what you are doing and I think, “Damn! I better raise my game!”
You make me proud to know you.
You can do anything…
But you can’t do it all at once.
If you try to do everything at one time you will not be helping anyone.
And you will make yourself a crazy stress ball (I know, I’ve been there).
Instead of trying to do everything, you need to prioritize.
You need to Create Your Plan.
Define where you are going.
Then, outline the strategies you will to use to get from where you are to that place.
You need to write it out because there are a million different routes you can take.
Are you following a path or blazing a new trail?
That makes a difference when you pick the tasks you are going to focus on.
You need to be discerning.
Pick a strategy – or a couple – but not too many!
I’m pretty sure you have heard of Warren Buffett and would agree he is “successful.”
There is a story about his ideas on strategy and career goals.
In short, he encouraged one of his employees to create a list of his top 25 goals.
Then, to circle the 5 most important and turn it into two lists (one with the 5 and the other with the remaining 20).
You have probably heard advice like this before…but this is where it gets different.
Buffett calls the list of 20 your “avoid at all costs” list.”
He is credited with saying, “No matter what, these things get no attention from you until you’ve succeeded with your top 5.”
Your brain may be shouting back, “No way! I have so many important things to accomplish! I couldn’t possibly limit it to 5!”
And I say to you, do you think Warren Buffett doesn’t have more he could do?
Of course he does!
If he can limit it to 5, so can you.
Saying “no” to things you care about is so difficult, but necessary.
I know you can do it, and your business will thank you.
Until then…stay passionate!
P.S. If you want to read a little more about Buffett’s advice, I recommend this article from James Clear.