Here’s a peek into working with our newest client, Nina (not her real name).
While touring Nina’s beautiful home, we kept hearing a familiar claim: “and I have to take care of this,””I have to install this,” and “I just need to hang these.” Now, Nina, like so many of our clients is a very creative and capable person who prides herself on her DIY attitude. She probably CAN fix that faucet, install those lights, and finish hanging the newly framed photos of her kids…but is she the only one who can? Sometimes the best person for a job ISN”T YOU!
When we suggested Nina farm out the work to a pro, you could see the mental shift in motion. This was her first Ah-ha! moment. Maybe you need to hear our advice, too: Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD do it. Indulge in the luxury of hiring a professional, invite a friend to help, or delegate the task to a spouse or teenager to take care of some of the unfinished business in your home. You will free yourself to focus on what REALLY matters in your life.
Nina had a second Ah-ha! moment before we left. And if you’ve ever worked with us, you know that a key question in the interview stage of your walk-through is “What are the 3 most important things in your life right now?” When Nina had to define what is MOST important to her (being a good mom, building her new business, and focusing on her marriage), everything else on her list became less important and easier to prioritize.
Maybe this will apply to you, as well: When you know your priorities, what to do next becomes very clear…and it gets done! Focusing on the top priorities in your life, allows you to have the life you want to have because you’ll be taking action and following through on the things that matter most. You will be doing the things you really want to do in life. You will ultimately be the person you really want to be. The one who does what they say they will do. The person who finishes the job she or he starts. The parent who models life-lesson worthy behavior.
Let your current, new actions define who you are and how you think about yourself, and ultimately how others see you. Let JOY into your life. If you need more guidance than what we just mentioned, you may also borrow our copy of: