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Your Career Is More Than A To-Do List
2002 By Deborah Brown-Volkman






How many items do you have on your to-do list? Does it empower you to look at your list, or are you drained before you even start your day?

A to-do list can help you get organized and focused. But, ask yourself this: Are you controlling your to-do list or is your to-do controlling you?

If you are controlled by your to-do list, and your sanity depends on the number of items you check off your list, then it may no longer be a useful tool anymore. Instead, it may be a source of stress and frustration, and it is probably standing in the way of you achieving what you want in your career.

Career wise, this has been a very tough time for many of us. We are either trying to recover from the shock of being let go from careers we gave years of loyal service to, or are screaming for help because we are overworked and overburdened with the  amount of time and energy is takes to do the work of the people who are no longer there.

We are busier than ever. It's not enough to have huge day-to-day responsibilities, but we also have our career dreams to contend with.

So, How Can We Fit It All In? Follow The Following Steps Below.

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1. Recognize That You Are Already Accomplishing A Lot

You are probably accomplishing more than you give yourself credit for. If you are evaluating your career and taking steps towards moving forward, then you are ahead of most people. Write down three things you have done in your career that you are proud of. Pretty amazing isn't it? Congratulate yourself for your effort. Don't let a few unfinished items spoil all of your accomplishments.

2. Acknowledge That Your List Is Too Long

Satisfaction and fulfillment in your career occur when you are making a difference, not when you are checking items off a list. It's your experiences and interactions with people that you'll remember, not the items on a list you didn't take care of. Tell the truth; your to-do list is too long. Pretending that it isn't, or that you have it all handled will not shorten your list. You will feel much better when the truth is out in the open.

3. Prioritize & Plan

You can only do so many tasks at one time, so it makes sense to focus on what is really required.
Every morning, write down your top three priorities.
Be realistic. Doing this exercise will force to look at what's truly important vs. what you are telling yourself that you SHOULD get done. Make the time in your day to complete your priorities. Then, you can get to some of the other items only if there is time.
Be careful. You can easily fall back into the trap of giving every item the same importance. You can beat a long to-do list, but only if you stand strong and stick to a system.



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4. Delegate or Eliminate

After you have prioritized, what remaining items can be given to someone else or removed from your list entirely? This will be tricky. You will have to be creative and come up with good reasons why you are no longer the right person to perform these tasks. If you are working, will you be more productive at your job or save your company money if you eliminate some to-do's from your list? If you are searching for a job, will you be able to send out more resumes or go to additional networking meetings if your family takes over some of your household responsibilities? If you want to delegate some of the items from your list, tell your company or the people in your life what is in it for them if they help you out. 

5. Take A Break

You cannot conquer your to-do list unless you are refreshed. Take breaks during the day. Spend some time reading, exercising, or catching up with a friend. Get your mind away from the list of what you have to do.
Bring some fun into your day. You will be amazed at the shift in your perspective and ability to handle your list when you incorporate some of these simple practices.

6. Become The Solution

Do you expect to be able do it all? Why are you putting so much pressure on yourself? Yes, your career is important, but so is finding a solution. Instead of finding fault or blaming yourself for having some type of to-do list deficiency, come up with strategies to solve the problem. What processes can you implement to help things run smoother? Finding a solution will not only energize you, it will give you a sense of power and control over your list.

7. Get A Coach

No one should tackle career issues alone. And, shortening your to-do list may not be something that comes easily at first. Why not get a coach to help you? There are people out there who want to assist you. All you have to do is ask.

So what do you say? You only have one life to live so it might as well be one you love!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deborah Brown-Volkman is the President of Surpass Your Dreams, a career and mentor coaching company that has been delivering a message of motivation, success, and personal fulfillment since 1998. We work with Senior Executives, Managers, Coaches, and College Students who want to enhance their careers and improve their lives. Deborah is the author of Living A Life You Love, The
Pathway To Personal Freedom, and the creator of the 21-Day Career Empowerment program, a self-directed system that gives participants the insight, clarity, and knowledge to lead themselves to a more satisfying career. To Learn More Visit:
http://www.surpassyourdreams.com, send an e-mail to
info@surpassyourdreams.com or call (516) 432-2440.

 
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