YOUR Business Rescue Coach asks:
Do you meet your deadlines?
Do you help others meet their deadlines?
How many open projects do you have right now?
This one is simple and sweet… and offers a great deal of relief to you 🙂 What are your answers to the above questions? Let’s start with you first. How are you about meeting deadlines for projects you must deliver? Do you have to go into “high-stress” mode or better known as “project due – don’t bother me now” mode? Many of us do!
OK, now here’s the really important one: How many “open” projects do you have on your plate? Not the endless list of improvement projects, but the “I’m (actively) working on this now” list. If you are like most folks, too many!
Now, here’s the kicker: Do you help others complete their projects so they can make their deadlines instead of working on your own? This is another “yes” for most folks – including me at times!
Well, I’ve been having a couple of conversations with Organizational Development and Process Improvement experts and recently reading some other info. I’d like to oversimplified the common reason why this happens to us…. Ready?
We don’t make our project deadlines because we are experts at self-sabotage!
We have too many projects on our plate because we are experts at creating distractions so we can become proficient at self-sabotage.
We will help others, instead of being responsible for our own tasks, because we are masterful self-saboteurs!
YIKES! This is one of those, “time to own it” moments… yup, I gulped when I read this too!
YOUR BUSINESS RESCUE COACH’S TIPS :
2 Simple Steps to Help You Meet YOUR Deadlines
1. Speak and address your project specifically. Do not use vague language. The more specific you are about what is to be completed, the more you will find it to be so.
2. Defined timelines matter. Working on a large project? Implement timelines for smaller aspects of the whole project and you will have the larger project completed. If you are working a smaller project you still may want to break down different steps of it, or not. Either way, put a “stopper” date on it.
If you or your business needs rescuing on this particular topic
or any other Business Strategies we have been discussing,
please reach out to Maggie (262) 716.7750 FYI: I’m in the Central Time Zone
Blessings of Success to YOU ~
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.