If you are a regular reader, you know I have a lot of things going on. Honestly, there should be no reason why I have so many things on my plate. But yet, here they are. Even when I moved to DC, Southern Mom told me to make sure I didn’t join 10,000 things like I did in Jacksonville. And I listened…for awhile. But I think in my quest to take 2013 by the horns and start making some things happen, I put a lot on myself…again. Even with my taking off a number of things, I sometimes still feel overwhelmed by all of the things I want to do.
I have a friend that has like 5 businesses/organizations she runs. Each one is unique and wonderful and makes you wonder why YOU didn’t think of it. She’s a go-getter, she’s smart, she’s tenacious, and she’s a connector. But what I know and others don’t is that she doesn’t sleep. And she is ALWAYS working. Now, I’m not giving up my sleep, but I can admit I can work on some things more. She also doesn’t always have a standard 9 to 5, so she can meet with folks mid-day. And sleep in late. And pretty much make her own schedule.
Yes, I have a 9-5 and I get up at 5 am to work-out and I sometimes have things to do after work and I have a 2 hour roundtrip commute. Instead of plopping on my couch and turning on the tv when I get home I could totally fire up my laptop and work on the things I need to work on, mainly this PR firm. (Because I have been presented with an amazing opporunity, this PR thing may be happening sooner rather than later.) But I’m completely tired by the time I get home. I just want to relax.
So, I guess what I’m trying to say is, I need suggestions. Actually, I probably don’t; I know exactly what I need to do. I need to make a schedule and dedicate a certain number of hours per day/week to dedicate to my business endeavors. While I’m working on helping everyone else with their dream, I need to start shifting the focus back to mine.
To all of you procastinators (self included), if you have a dream or a goal or a mission you want to accomplish, get off your keester and start making moves! Time waits for no one. And while those around you are enjoying the fruits of their labor, you’ll be sitting around wondering why you’re still in the same place. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.
- Excuses, excuses (lifebefore40.wordpress.com)