Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a whirlwind? What about finding yourself in the middle of a long dry spell where nothing seems to be happening?
I think it is two sides of the same coin.
Recently I was feeling a little stuck in my own business. I have this great plan, and can see it all mapped out. And yet, I wasn’t taking some of the action that was there to take, and in other areas I didn’t even know what actions to take.
We have all heard the quote about the definition of insanity: doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result. Well, that’s where I was.
Here’s just one example: I have been told to send out press releases about different things in my business and I haven’t done any of that. As a child I was told that I shouldn’t brag.
What do they have to do with each other? Well, if you have grown up believing that bragging isn’t good, then sending out press releases becomes impossible.
Have to send out press releases – that’s good for business. But the 5 year old thinks it is bragging – and that’s bad.
Such a trap! There is no way out of that one. Until…
Until I can recognize that I am not the 5 year old, and I am not bragging. The context is decisive! Once I saw that, really saw that, I was freed up to take the actions on my plan. Not only that, but there is a flood of new actions that weren’t there before.
Where are you being stopped by your 5 year old self?
Shameless plug: I am re-running my Productivity Basics teleclasses in August. There will be two session on developing a schedule that works, one session on planning, and one session on taking control of your email. Details are available at http://www.timetriage.com/events.asp.
In the meantime, have a great summer – but remember – you are calling the shots – not the 5 year old!
(c) 2010, Terry Monaghan
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