Have you looked at your to-do list and just ended up cradling your head in your hands at your desk? There is just too much to do and not enough hours in the day.
🙋♂️ I have felt this way before, and I have to admit it doesn’t feel good to have those moments.
Have you been there? Maybe you are there right now. One thing is for sure, you don’t want to stay in that place for long.
➡️ Most of the time, we will end up in those moments because we are simply not working on the right things.
We end up just trying to do it all, and not only that but we try to do it all at once.
When you take this kind of approach instead of focusing on the critical things to be done, it will only leave you tired and overwhelmed.
How can you ensure you are working on the tasks/projects that are critical?
You need to have a strategy and you need to have a plan. This strategy starts from developing your kokorozashi, your pursuit for meaning in business.
Trying to do a bunch of tactics and time hacks to get shit done isn’t a good substitute for a solid plan. What you need is a hoshin kanri plan that flows out of your kokorozashi.
Do plans change after you make them? Yes, but that shouldn’t discourage you from having one. Think about this for a second.
Would you get on an airplane and fly somewhere if the pilot didn’t have a plan? How would you feel if your surgeon just approached your open heart surgery with a laissez faire attitude?
You probably wouldn’t be too eager to have either of those scenarios happen.
So why are you approaching your business, your future and your security without a plan?
Martial artists practice a routine (kata) over and over again. The same moves each and every time.
Why? To build muscle memory, to build discipline, and to get to the point where you can do the routine without thinking about it. It just becomes natural.
We should approach our weekly routines in the same way. The activities that need to be accomplished should be scheduled and laid out clearly so as to not overwhelm and frustrate you.
We will always have things to do, if we didn’t we wouldn’t have much of a business to speak of. If you want some help, reach out and let me know.
#hoshinkanri #kata #kokorozashi