When your business takes off and the opportunities start flooding in, it can feel really overwhelming. Sometimes a business owner will self-sabotage their success because they can’t keep up (even if the opportunities are amazing.) A secret to handling this influx of opportunities lies in knowing how to prioritize what’s really important — and discerning between “good” opportunities and “perfect” opportunities that are worth pursuing. On episode 02 of Amplify Your Success, I’m sharing valuable advice on what an entrepreneur can do to stay out of overwhelm and move the right ideas forward — fast. Through a few simple steps, I’ll show you how defining your values, prioritizing, and establishing boundaries to get the most out of your time and your work can become a pivot point.
By refocusing your definition of success, and aligning your values and priorities, you can make sure you’re investing your time to create sustainable success — and grow without feeling so overwhelmed all the time.
[1:09] There is usually a point in one’s aspiring career, where the hard work begins to pay off, and the opportunity starts pouring in. How do you choose between great opportunities and what could become distractions?
[3:35] Too much of a great thing can be a little overwhelming! It’s important that when opportunity starts rolling in, you are investing in the things that are valuable to your business, your clients, and yourself.
[5:22] What does success really mean to you? At what point are we satisfied with our success?
[6:37] I share some of the triggers I see in my colleagues and clients, and my own journey, of when it might be time to reevaluate some aspects of priority management.
[7:25] Start here: reevaluate your definition of success, and at what point you feel satisfied with your success. Whatever your definition, there should be a balance between what you do to achieve success, and recognizing that you need to take care of yourself while doing so.
[10:33] How can you integrate your drive and passion with very practical steps, to let your priorities dictate your success? Be intentional about the things you agree to do.
[12:20] Step one: know your core values. What do you value about success?
[13:01] Step two: what are the burning priorities? Work to integrate your values and priorities.
[14:18] Step three: learn to say no with grace. You have to know when to say no to things that aren’t aligned with your priorities.
[16:25] Step four: build up your boundaries. Keep the negativity and distractions away, so you can stay focused.
[17:28] Step five: create a high-payoff-opportunity filter. Create a boundary system that will help you say yes to the right things!
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