The Fear of Being Sub-Par
I have the amazing ability to have 100 things on the go at the same time.
You know what I mean? I’m always thinking of new things to either teach, where to hold my next retreat, what colour should I paint my bedroom, where should I host my next workshop, you get it. And then I make a list of all these things and start to pick at them all.
Feeling a little overwhelmed and finding it difficult to make any decision, I recently went to see my Reiki practitioner/friend/life coach/reality smacker Michelle, and one of the things she told me was that if I didn’t slow down and focus on one thing at a time, I was going to start offering sub-par content. SUB-PAR?? SHIT! My whole goal is to lead a program that I would feel good spending my own money on. SUB-PAR?? Ok, message heard, time to slow down. But really WTF does that mean? Stop working on everything and focus on literally one things? That seems non-conducive with building a business.
So I walked my talk and put it to my inner self. I meditated and journaled. And then I let it soak in a bit.
This is what I came up with.
List are good, having plans for the future are good, it’s the beginning things before I have enough time to see them through to the end that’s not working. For example, I have been wanting so badly to take the Jill Miller workshop on yoga tune-up. I received an email letting me know there was an online course available, and if I signed up now I’d get $50 off! Michelle’s sweet voice echoed in my mind. SUB-PAR! Ah! Gotcha. Piling all my plans up, and not being able to give my all to the projects I have on the go=sub-par material. Message received, email deleted.
Seems so simple, right? I know, but not easy! Shit I wanted to sign up for that online course. Think of the amazing things I could learn and then in turn teach to my peeps…hummmm…I should probably go back and permanently delete that email.
I know you feel this on some level! Whether it’s taking on too much at work, or not knowing when to stop, we’re all victim to it!! So what do you do to manage your time and projects and family and household and work and and and! Hit me up with your tips and suggestions!
For me, I have decided that before I will be adding one more project (not idea those I’ll keep writing on my list), I MUST finish one I’m currently working on. A swap out. Out with the old in with the new type of mentality.
Who knows how it’ll work, but I’ll keep ya posted!!