We all know that feeling of being buried under an overwhelming to-do list, filled with tasks and commitments that seem to have accumulated over time. It's time to take a page from my UNMESSABLEWITH COACING SYSTEM and weed through the clutter. In this newsletter, we're going to introduce a multi-step process to help you determine what truly matters on your to-do list. We call it the "Weeding Through the B.S." process. You will need a highlighter (I mention yellow but any color will do)
Let's get started!
Step 1: Do I Love It? Begin by asking yourself if you genuinely love the task or commitment. Is it something that sparks joy and passion in you? If not, HIGHLIGHT IT IN YELLOW ON YOUR LIST
Step 2: Am I Good at It? Next, assess your proficiency in the task. Are you skilled at it, or does it consistently lead to frustration and inefficiency? If not, HIGHLIGHT IT IN YELLOW ON YOUR LIST
Step 3: Is It Good for Me? Evaluate whether the task or commitment contributes positively to your personal well-being. Does it align with your values and long-term goals, or does it drain you emotionally and mentally? If it's not good for you HIGHLIGHT IT IN YELLOW ON YOUR LIST
Step 4: Is It Working? Take a close look at the task's effectiveness. Is it producing the desired outcomes, or is it spinning its wheels with minimal results? If it's not working, HIGHLIGHT IT IN YELLOW ON YOUR LIST
Step 5: Is It Worth My Time? Consider the time investment required for the task. Does it provide a meaningful return on the time you put in, or could that time be better spent elsewhere on more valuable activities? If not, HIGHLIGHT IT IN YELLOW ON YOUR LIST
Step 6: Is It Aligned with My Vision? Lastly, check if the task aligns with your long-term vision and goals. Does it contribute to the bigger picture of what you want to achieve in your personal or professional life? If not, HIGHLIGHT IT IN YELLOW ON YOUR LIST
NOW TAKE ALL THE YELLOW HIGHLIT ITEMS AND ASK YOURSELF
Step 7: Is It Giveaway-able? Can you delegate it? Can you hire someone to do it for less than what your time is worth? Some tasks may not be essential for you to handle personally. Can you give this task to someone else who may benefit from it or enjoy doing it? Delegation can free up your time and energy. Not every task can be delegated, so assess whether it's suitable for passing on to someone else. If it can be delegated, consider who on your team or in your network might be the right fit.
By following these seven steps, you can weed out the tasks and commitments that clutter your to-do list and focus on what truly matters. Remember that it's okay to say no or let go of things that no longer serve you. Your time and energy are valuable resources, and by managing them wisely, you can lead a more fulfilling and Unmessablewith life.
Stay tuned for more UNMESSABLEWITH tips and insights in my upcoming newsletters.