So, you’re overwhelmed and feeling a bit off balanced with work and life.
You’re trying to find the time and space for all the things your life and business demands of you.
How do you escape from being the victim?
If you’re like me, then you must be categorized as a perfectionist, workaholic, and you can’t forget the infamous “overachiever” so…
If you don’t stop going around in circles trying to balance all your life expectations then you may just self destruct.
Well…if you stick around,
I’ll share with you a simple miniature guide that has been like a God Send for helping me to organize my mental business and life chaos in a fashion where I’m able to clear my mind of mental clutter, capture ideas to build upon, modify them, re arrange them, or
simply dispose of them.
If you apply it, it will have a huge impact on the way you communicate your business ideas, delegate task, and manage your business activities.
So let’s jump right into the meat and potatoes.
What is The Most Effective Tool Used to Capturing the Your Idea’s?
- Evernote: Software that allows you to capture the things you like, hear, and see http://www.evernote.com/
- Smart Phone: IPhone and Droid operating systems that use certain apps like G task, and notepad
- Laptop: which is self explanatory
These are great tools and very useful but…
I would recommend not using them as your primary tools for placing your original ideas.
The most useful, reliable, quick, and accessible tools for this purpose is a good old fashion Pencil and Paper.
You don’t have to worry about cut/paste, screen shots, downloading more software, downloading apps, ect. In know we live in the age of tech but…
Grabbing pen and paper is second nature. You just grab your pencil and write. But it’s what you do with that idea after you capture it.
So you have an Idea, now what?
How to Systematize this Process in a Nutshell
It’s very important that you already have a designated structure for your thoughts to be placed
Step 1: Take about 15 mins and Outline your life goals.
It needs to be absolutely clear in your mind what you want to accomplish in your life.
Note: You can always come back to redefine or add more.
Step 2: For any goal that requires more 5 steps to achieve, it becomes a “project”. Take 1 min and give those projects a name and go to the next step.
Step 3: Once you have given your project a name you want to do grab a paper and a pencil, then start a brainstorming process.
The brainstorming process will help you clear mental clutter, and allow you to concentrate making you more effective on your day to day task.
How to get clear using the brainstorming process
You would do this process for each project. for now lets focus on just one.
Take 5 mins and outline a smaller goal for this project. This should lead you to the accomplishment of a large life goal.
If this is confusing, don’t worry there is an example further down.
- NEXT: take 15 mins max to brainstorm all the steps you think you need to do to accomplish this goal.
- THEN: take 15 mins draft a plan by breaking down your brainstormed steps into little tasks that also lead up to the completion of your brainstormed step.
Final Step: Take about 5 Mins and place those small bit sized steps into a daily working planner.
Place all the project info in a file, label it, then store it. Then Repeat the process for your next project
Then you’re done…
*Note*Any time you get a new idea ask yourself ….
Is this relevant to a project I created? If so capture it, then place it in the folder to come back to it.
Now your Ideas should all have a place to go.
Need an Example?
Let’s say one of your life goals is to “Make a Full Time Income from home”. That is definitely a multi-step process. So you would label this as a project and give this project whatever name you wish.
Project Name: Work Full Time From Home
Next create a smaller goal, and brainstorm some steps you would have to do in order to reach your bigger life goal.
Smaller Goal: Start a business I’m passionate about.
Drafted Steps: ( these steps can and will change as time goes on)
1. Get educated on how I can do that this.
2. Have a house meeting about what I want to do and how we can work together to obtain it.
3. Get advice from people I know that have already started a business.
Bite sized steps (Try to break them down into 15 minute task)
1. Take 30 minutes and search online business Ideas I’m passionate about starting.
2. Call Terry and ask him how he got started and any advice he can give.
3. Go to staples to get a planner.
Then I repeat the process for my next project
The Bottom Line To Being Focused
If you want to stop being pulled left and right by thinking that you need to work on all your business and life ideas at once then
You need to get organized and set some realistic priorities. Far too many of us
Slave away working on projects, favors, mediocre ides that are not in line with our overall ultimate life goals. It is essential in being successful…
that you have clarity of mind. Concentrate and put in the necessary effort to learn what works for your life. The more you systematize your business and life the more you can plug in others to help…
And create more time for yourself.
We often have many Idea’s but it’s what we DO with those ideas that makes the difference in achieving success.
Make this day a success.