My husband is always saying I'm too scattered, that I need to focus and not spread myself too thin. Of course he's a great one for making suggestions that add to my tasks, but that's another post.
I suffer from Entrepreneur's Disease, where I've got more ambition and creative ideas than I have brains or time for action. Especially since my goal for 2010 involves doubling my income while working no more than 5-6 hours a day.
How do you learn to wisely choose which projects, which ideas to go for, and what to say "NO!" to? Hmmm, I'll get back to you on that. It helps me to make a list so that I see more clearly where I'm going.
Here's my 'to-do' list of work projects for this week…
- Write 2000 word article for executive coaches on "Leading From the Middle."
- Write 1000-word article for personal coaches on … hmmm, to be decided…
- Write 600 words on Build a Better Brain for magazine article
- Design new e-newsletters for new clients
- Continue posting on this blog 5-6 days a week
- Post on ContentforCoachesandConsultants.com blog twice a week
- Prepare teleseminar on Smart Business Blogging for Jan. 20, with Joan Stewart
- Prepare interview with Seth Godin about his new book, Linchpin
- Finish up customized content marketing survey with Jeanne Hurlbert, MySurveyExpert.com
- Finish up Content Marketing for Online Profits ebook on MyKnowledgeGenie.com
- Finish up Content Marketing for Smart Professionals on MyKnowledgeGenie.com
I'm on track for most of these projects. There's just one problem and that's time. If I'm going to cut down on the hours I work, I've got to find an outsourcing solution. For example, nowhere on this list is there space or time to participate on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
My blog posts are automatically fed into those sites, but that's not really good enough if I want to be an active participant in social media.
I could use a good VA, one that's a good project and social media manager. Contact me if you know of someone really good, smart, and who requires minimal supervision.