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When it comes to getting sh*t done – we’ve all got our ways. For me personally – I have a tendency to like knocking over the small, inconsequential tasks.
This Month we are simplifying by getting clear on the big hairy FROGS in our lives and deciding to tackle them first. Like a decluttering of our To-Do list.
Here’s the thing. Most of us are ticking things off our list without EVER giving time to the bigger, more meaningful tasks that will actually change things for us, for good.
When I began an online business I would ignore the tasks that felt too time intensive because I could get so much more of the small things ticked off my list which made me think I was super productive.
But I wasn’t.
I wasn’t doing the REALLY important things.
Then my friend introduced me to a book called Eat That Frog (Brian Tracy) and it changed everything.
We would have ‘frog eating sessions’ where we would declare the frogs we were going to eat and then we couldn’t come back until they were done. Wow, I pushed through a lot in those sessions, We’d set ourselves an hour, declare our frogs and see what had been achieved. If we knocked them off – we declared more frogs. It was a lesson in minimising distraction and getting super clear on priorities.
So I’d love to know – what are some frogs you need to eat? Let’s use our FB group as a place to declare our frogs and get them done!
My frogs might be:
Connect all our different myGov accounts (ARGGGH – the headaches this would solve but how I resist doing it!)
Make dentist appointment for all kids (because almost every day I think about this and have never done it – yep – my kids have never visited a dentist!)
I’m not going to list everything I need to do – just two or three things. But I need to tackle them FIRST. That’s one of the things about eating frogs – the longer you look at it the harder it feels to eat it. So just eat the damn frog and move on.
You up for it?
If so declare some frogs in the FB group and report back when they are done!