As an accomplished professional you have worked hard to get where you are in personally and professionally, but all to often your day is swiftly gobbled up by pesky tasks and the needs of many. Justifying what you do each day, or why you have morphed into a nagging micro manger seems like standard operating procedure.
You feel a push-pull between the desire to be a good provider financially and fully present for yourself, family and community. Ensnared by the “as soon as” trap , all of your focus is on getting things done and your “real life” is pushed aside.
You may be torn between being a highly professional, driven, get-it-done-right person and engaging your creative side. The part of you itching to explore, to play, to express itself- the part of you that craves rich experiences.
Some days its hard not feel undervalued, put upon and just wrung out from the mad dash to get through your to do list- never mind enjoying life. You are ready to do your best work, without sacrificing your quality of life, but you are just not sure how to make that happen.
Busy professionals I talk with crave to get things done to their high standards without feeling like everyday is a mad dash to get through their to do lists.The best way I see to do that is finding really practical ways to make the most of your time and resources so you can go from chaos to calm. Then you can meet the challenge of balancing long-term thinking with handling day-to-day realities, ensure things are done well and what you want becomes a regular part of your day.
Recently I gave a two-part interview on 6 practical and effective principles to help you go from chaos to calm.
The chaos that comes from the urgency of day-to-day realities drown out long-term thinking and pursuing what you want in the marrow of your bones stops now. You need both achievement and enjoyment to be truly successful. Those things calling are your real priorities, attending to them is essential to give you the oomph to meet the challenges of life head on and delight in moments of joy too. Then you go from chaos to calm and can master the art of bringing the most important material in your life into your daily experience.