Are you overwhelmed?

Are you overwhelmed by your list?

You know what I’m talking about…

The dreaded ‘To Do List’!

If you are, you certainly aren’t alone!

Here’s what I want you to do right now…

Grab your list

Do these 2 steps:

  1. For everything on the list ask yourself this, “Will doing this move me forward, sideways or backwards?”
    (I know it seems odd that there would be a backwards, but let me put it this way, if it’s on your list to help you procrastinate and avoid doing something that would REALLY move you forward than it qualifies.)
  2. Keep, Leverage & Get Rid Of: This is how you handle the items now that they are labeled Forward, Sideways, Backwards

Forward: Keep
Sideways: Ask yourself if this really needs to be done, if the answer is ‘Yes’ then is there someone else you can leverage it to?
Backwards: GET RID OF IT!

Seriously…if you really want to get yourself moving toward the things you desire you HAVE to get rid of the things that are on your ‘To Do’ list that aren’t moving you closer to what you want.

I could literally right 20 more posts just on how to maximize the things you are spending your time doing and getting out from under the feeling of being overwhelmed, but this is a GREAT start.

Do it now!

I guarantee you there are at least 3 things you can get rid of if you are completely honest with yourself…

Leave me a comment and let me know what you are getting rid of and leveraging out…

Go Big!

Kristen


13 Responses to “Are you overwhelmed?”

  1. Maria says:

    sounds great!!!

  2. Rosemary says:

    Great reminder, Kristen. I’ll try it today.

  3. Velda says:

    I am one of those who absolutel dread the to-do list. I\\\’ll try your suggestion.

    Thanks Kristen!

  4. Rosemary says:

    Thanks for re-sending this post, Kristen. It reminds me I need to actually keep a “to do” list so I don’t go sideways; that is, feel so overwhelmed that I don’t do anything that moves me forward.

    I have three vital things to do today:
    1. Figure out what my Standards of Integrity and my Life’s Intentions. Yesterday, I had a sort of confrontation with a woman who has been feeding me real estate leads, but who likes to blame everyone else for the negatives that happen to her. She asked me “where my head is,” because I told her we were all connected and needed to temper our actions so that what we do to help or protect ourselves doesn’t make things worse for everyone else, and, by extension, ourselves. Then, it occurred to me that I have gotten so tied up in knots trying to see things from others’ perspectives that I can’t go forward myself. It’s a quandary, so I have to untie the knots and see where that takes me.

    2. I have to put together a “reservation” for my clients who truly want to buy a house, but they don’t want to get caught up in the same financing problem that caused them to lose the home they wanted. We are doing it right this time (hard to tell, because the rules keep changing), but we need a little bit more time. That same woman I referred to in Item 1 is pushing to get them to make an offer on another house in which they are interested. Wow! We are interconnected, and how!

    3. I have several listings in a remote area of Nevada, and they keep coming, even though I haven’t sold one of them. Yesterday, another possible listing and a possible buyer appeared, so I need to put together an inventory of those homes, which I can send to prospective buyers and show to those who want to sell.

    Those three things are “keepers,” and could keep me busy all day, if not all spring and summer. 🙂

    • Kristen says:

      GREAT Rosemary!

      It’s amazing how much you are shifting — in such a positive way! It is such a joy having you as part of the VIP Group!

      Go Big!
      Kristen

  5. Ben` says:

    Great stuff! Simple but yet powerful if implemented.

  6. Dare says:

    When I have to face doing the unpleasant things on the list that MUST be done, I make sure I have a reward planned for myself after completing those hard items. It could be a nice coffee drink at a favorite cafe, or a hot bath, or live music. But I absolutely put the gentle reward there so my body and mind know we are all going to de-stress after the tough stuff. It’s worked for decades.

    Dare

  7. Mark says:

    Kristen,
    This is great, but when you have so much to achieve it’s hard to know which one to eliminate. I know I have to just not sure where to start. My list and responsibilities are huge especially when your starting out. I have 5 businesses that I am trying to get off the ground and I have put somethings on the back burner. I will continue to eliminate some more and try to track more.

    Thank You
    Mark

  8. Claudie says:

    Very good advice but I still find it difficult to cross off some items off my list even if these stop me being more focus on one thing.

    I cannot help thinking that if I cross off one item it might be the wrong decision.

    I will have to be braver I suppose

    Claudie

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Claudie!

      Definitely try to do the things that you think will move you forward the most, first…

      That being said, you are right, you might make a mistake…but I promise it won’t be a mistake that causes serious problems AND it will teach you more about what things really are top priority!

      I have learned more and gotten all of the great results in my life because of my mistakes…so don’t be frightened — be excited to learn!

      Go Big!
      Kristen

  9. tina says:

    Kristen…I do Mike Litman’s “success six” with the most important item I need to accomplish as number one and so on…but during the day other “emergency” items crop up that I need to do as well that were not on the list to begin with. I usually make an effort not to go to bed until most of the six have been accomplished. I do “treat myself” when I have completed one of my items…could be a cup of coffee and sit in the sun for a little while.

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