If you’re joining us today for the first time on the GaijinWorks International Business Coaching blog, we are smack dab in the middle of our free series on time management. Before you dive into deeper into “Fly Away: How Doing LESS Can Bring You Bigger Results,” I recommend that you start here to catch up. Then meet us back in this spot and continue in this journey to more time with us.

In our last post together “It Always Comes in 3’s: How The Magic of a Trinity Can Push You To Be More Productive,” we discussed setting your 3 big priorities for every day. (The most important takeaway from that post? “If everything is a priority, nothing is.”) Today we are going to touch on those 3 big priorities, so have them handy. But in order to do that, first I want to admit one of my biggest business crushes. Her name is the Fly Lady, and she has been a mentor of mine for decades. Yes, you read that correctly. Decades.

I first discovered the Fly Lady when I was a new mother, and I quickly started to feel very connected to her wisdom. She taught me a lot about being true to myself while running a business, but the lesson that stood out to me the most was her teaching on baby steps. Baby steps are what turn a big rock priority into an easier-to-manage pebble.

Baby steps are what turn a big rock priority into an easier-to-manage pebble.

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I want you to take a look at those 3 goals you set for yourself and break them down into smaller action steps. If you find yourself with more than 5 small steps per one big priority, you’re probably taking on too much for one day.

If you find yourself with more than 5 small steps per one big priority, you’re probably taking on too much for one day.

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You may start working on them and realize you can only cover one or two. That’s okay. Just allow yourself to experience the joy of baby steps. Implementing this for yourself will feel like you’re wrapped up in a nice, warm hug. It’s great for your psyche. And when your psyche is bathed in light and love, everything you do is better, because it comes from that place too.

When your psyche is bathed in light and love, everything you do is better, because it comes from that place too.

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Enjoy your gorgeous day. It should feel much calmer now.

Ciao for now,

Karen Trepte 


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