I feel compelled to write this note because so many of us, including myself, are working really,
really hard right now and have so many things on our plates. Some of you are down a team
member, others are trying to juggle work and kids’ activities, and many are pushing to achieve
an important goal or launch a new offer. I see you, and I’m in the same boat. Here are some
practices that have helped me and my clients that I’d like to share with you.
1. Remember that this is a season. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and try to see a
bird’s eye view of your situation. Soon, you’ll hire a talented new team member and your
workload will be reduced. Your child’s sport schedule will wind down and you’ll have more
evenings at home to relax. You will get your new offer out to the world and smile when your
audience begins to respond. Believe it and visualize it every day. If all else fails, remember the
saying, “This too shall pass.”
2. Something’s got to give. You’re only one person, and you’re probably trying to do too much
at once. Unfortunately for many of us, the cycle of “doing all the things” lasts way too long. At
work, you need to identify your priorities. What activities energize you and generate revenue?
What can you do to you grow your audience and give your business more exposure? These are
the most important things you can do to keep your business moving forward.
3. Let go of as many things as you can that don’t align with the tasks you identified in the
questions above. This could mean putting a non-critical project on hold, declining invitations to
coffee meetings, or releasing a high maintenance client. Constantly be looking for things that zap
your energy, and find ways to eliminate or reduce your time spent on them.
4. Ask for help and delegate. Ahh yes…this is a big one that most of us struggle with. Any tasks
that don’t energize you or make you money, or can’t be reduced or eliminated, should be handed
off to someone else. The truth is that most of us aren’t very good at delegating – and that’s ok.
Here’s why. A great team member or service provider will help you identify what they can take
off your plate. This week, schedule 30 minutes to meet with your team or talk to our team at
Savvy CVA, and go through upcoming events and deadlines on your calendar and your to-do
list. Let others help you determine what can be handed off.
5. Take care of your body, even when life gets hectic. To handle a full schedule, your body needs
proper fuel and extra care. Be intentional about going to bed a little earlier than normal to get
enough sleep and recharge overnight. During the day, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy
food. Set aside some time to exercise – you may feel like you can’t spend time on this but doing
so will help you become more efficient. You’ll have so much more energy and focus if you can
do these couple of things!
Please know that our team is here for you whenever you need us! Simply send us an email if
you’d like some extra help during this hectic season at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheering you on,
Melissa and the Savvy CVA Team