What do you do? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of things every day (you wear a lot of hats, as they say.) When I worked in television, I did several things, including:
- Digital Content Director
- On-Air Meteorologist
- Storm Chaser
- Webcam Installer
- Live Truck Operator
As one of my colleagues told me one day, I was the swiss-army knife of the newsroom.
Does that describe you? Do people in your office ask you for help to solve their problem? Do they call you to fix their computer before calling the IT department – the people who are trained to fix that kind of problem, for help?
If so, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news? You have job security as long as you continue to be helpful to everyone in the office.
The bad news? You will probably never become OUTSTANDING at any one job.
If You Have Six Great Ideas, Eliminate Five
Business and life coach Aaron Walker wrote a great blog post the other day about his experience at last weekend’s Freedom Lane Fast Conference. His favorite speaker was Jeff Hoffman who, among many things, was very adamant about the value of focus.
He said that if you have six great ideas, eliminate five of them. At no time during his career would he allow himself to work on more than one project at a time. Laser focus was required for optimum performance.
In other words, stop trying to be GOOD at a variety of jobs around the office and be GREAT at one thing.
How do you do that? For me it requires a daily to-do list and closing my email and social media tabs on my computer while I’m executing that list. Eliminate distractions and focus on the task at hand.
How I Serve You
This is exactly the type of content we will soon be serving up daily inside Youversation. My goal is for you and everyone else inside the Youversation community to begin each day inspired, motivated, and equipped to accomplish that one big task on your plate.
Watch this space for more details soon about Youversation. As I told everyone who joined me Monday morning for the webinar introduction, I want to serve you. I want to help you. I want to guide you. I look forward to having a chance to do that daily with you.
In the meantime, contact me if you need help. Let’s find a way to solve any problems you are facing.