When we have big goals and dreams to accomplish and have a lot of tasks and responsibilities on our plate, our natural inclination is to speed up and do more. 30-hour weeks turn into 60-hour weeks, as we race against time to get everything done.
But guess what? This leads to burnout and exhaustion. We take actions without thinking them through. Make mistakes and go down rabbit holes that lead nowhere. And then we end up so much further away from our big goals and dreams.
When we spread our energy thin across ALL the things, ultimately, we’re not doing a good job in anything at all.
How do I know this? Because I’ve been there before.
You see, my mind works fast. I get an idea and away I go, working longer and longer, harder and harder, striving to do all the things in the quickest amount of time.
Sometimes I can pull it off. And in fact, it may have been part of my success (especially in the early days).
But as the business grows and complexity increases, going fast is proving to be a sure-fire way to crash and burn. My work schedule gets out of control, launches are rushed, and the team are confused with multiple initiatives running at any given time.
So, what’s the secret? How do we achieve the big vision without getting caught up in the frenzy of overwork and overwhelm?
We need to slow down to speed up.
Sometimes slowing down is just the thing to help you move forward with intention and purpose, and ultimately, speed things up.
When you slow down, you come back into alignment.
Priorities, values, higher purpose – it all becomes clear.
Then, from this place, you make better decisions, deal more effectively with increased complexity and challenges, and you expend less energy.
What’s more, solutions to even the most complex issues become clear.
In this week’s episode of The Intuitive Entrepreneur Podcast, I’m taking you behind the scenes of my business and how I’ve applied this concept for maximum impact. You’ll learn the 6 key ways I slow down to speed up, and how they have improved my business.
Tune in now to say goodbye to overwhelm, and hello to productive ease.