How to Overcome, I am Too Busy
How often do you find yourself saying I am too busy? How often do you hear clients, prospects, friends or family members say I am too busy? Everyone is too busy. I have never met a person who isn’t busy. The truth is that we make time for the things that are priorities in our lives.
One of the biggest limiting beliefs is- I am too busy or I don’t have time. I asked one of my clients Bonnie Gortler from BonnieGortler.com to share how she gets things done even though she is an incredibly busy stock market portfolio manager and a wealth coach. Listen to Bonnie’s approach.
I also asked Nina Bosken, a busy blogger from aworldofdresses.com to share how she manages her busy schedule.
I wanted you to hear strategies from them, because people tell me- “Well I am not you, Sheri.” I thought it would help to hear how other busy people not only cope, but thrive.
Here are some additional strategies to tackle the “I am too busy” syndrome.
Choose what is most important. If you are in the middle of a busy day, evaluate- is this how I want to spend my time or any more of my time?
Be ruthless about eliminating the unimportant. Either let it go completely or delegate.
Delegate some important things to people who are better at it than you are. Hire services. I often choose to have my groceries delivered. It probably saves me about an hour or more of my time. I spend a few minutes ordering, then all of the shopping, packing, and driving is done by someone else. I also spend less money and buy healthier products because I am not tempted by the displays. Whenever I am going to invest my time in something, I first ask, “Could I find someone else who could do this?”
Maintain and deepen your customer/client relationships. In your biz, you don’t want to miss responding to customers and clients. But this can happen when you are too busy. You worked hard for those clients and customers, doing what you can to keep them happy doesn’t have to be complicated. Streamline your customer service in your business with live chat software so you can maintain 100% customer satisfaction and you won’t lose track of requests and questions. Check out these top ten live chat software comparisons here.
Take plenty of vacations. Getting away and living in a state of no schedule is an incredible feeling. When I vacation, no matter where I travel, I limit the number of activities that are scheduled so I can choose what I want in the moment. I feel so free. You will come back to your biz or job feeling refreshed.
Do what you truly enjoy.
Eliminate time-consuming habits. Track your time over a week. Notice habits like Netflix or how much time you spend watching videos on your phone. These are fun things but notice the time. Be deliberate about your choices. Consciously choose a Netflix marathon, don’t accidentally fall into one. Choose your social media time. James Clear, in his book (ad) Atomic Habits, offers helpful techniques for overcoming poor habits, and installing excellent habits.
When it comes to being busy, it is all about choice. Choose what makes the biggest difference and is the most important to you. If you are selling your products and services to busy people, they will be on board with you if your products and services become a priority for them.
Your schedule ultimately impacts your happiness. You do make time for priorities. If you want something done, make it a priority. You choose the story. Create a new story about your life. Let I am too busy become, I deliberately create my life. I choose what I do.
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Sheri Kaye Hoff
Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to do the work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community. Learn More About Sheri