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My goodness I've been up to my ears recently!

A bunch of work came to a close, I took on some more, and then some other stuff came up and turned what I was expecting to be a fallow period into a flurry of tasks and deadlines.

And because of this, the several blogs I have on my to-do list, remain not done.

But I thought I would check in quickly and talk to you about how I get through those mad to do lists, and avoid getting bogged down by small stuff - because it was a hard lesson to learn.

Left to my own devices, I am both a procrastinator and a perfectionist. I want things right, but sometimes that means they don't get done.

I also suffer from social anxiety. In some ways this is an advantage when I work primarily in connecting with people, It makes me mindful in the way I communicate, and empathic with their uneasiness when it comes to the deep talk. It also means I really need a kick up the butt to reach out, or to get communication done, I need it to be right. Is it tactful, appropriate, informative, the right length? All that is the potential for an email to take a week to write...

I can't recall whether it was an interview, or in a book that I first heard/read Dan John talking about Shark Habits. But it was a revelation.

So I'm going to direct you over to this article.

So when I get an email from a potential client, I could spend a week formulating the perfect, helpful, goes-the-extra-mile reply, but in reality, I am learning to accept that what serves us both better is a really quick response offering them a time for a consult. CRUNCH. And it's gone. Swim away.

When I need to make a call to arrange something. Do it now. Seize the moment. Don't spend ages worrying about what to say. Who cares if you forget your name halfway through? It will be OK. CRUNCH.

Try it out. Pack a lunch. Call your mum. Throw out that stuff in the fridge. Read Dan's article because that's all I'm saying.

This isn't the best article I've written, but it took me 10 minutes. CRUNCH.


You know what else you could do right now, super quick?


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