Melanie shares some steps that she uses to stay sane in amidst a flurry of opportunity. Through these steps, she emphasizes defining your values, prioritizing, and establishing boundaries to get the most out of your time and your work. By refocusing your definition of success, and aligning your values and priorities, you can make sure you’re investing your time to create sustainable success.
[1:09] There is usually a point in one’s aspiring career, where the hard work begins to pay off, and the opportunity starts pouring in. How do you choose between great opportunities and what could become distractions?
[3:35] Too much of a great thing can be a little overwhelming! It’s important that when opportunity starts rolling in, you are investing in the things that are valuable to your business, your clients, and yourself.
[5:22] What does success really mean to you? At what point are we satisfied with our success?
[6:37] Melanie shares some of the triggers she sees in her colleagues and clients, and her own journey, of when it might be time to reevaluate some aspects of priority management.
[7:25] Start here: reevaluate your definition of success, and at what point you feel satisfied with your success. Whatever your definition, there should be a balance between what you do to achieve success, and recognizing that you need to take care of yourself while doing so.
[10:33] How can you integrate your drive and passion with very practical steps, to let your priorities dictate your success? Be intentional about the things you agree to do.
[12:20] Step one: know your core values. What do you value about success?
[13:01] Step two: what are the burning priorities? Work to integrate your values and priorities.
[14:18] Step three: learn to say no with grace. You have to know when to say no to things that aren’t aligned with your priorities.
[16:25] Step four: build up your boundaries. Keep the negativity and distractions away, so you can stay focused.
[17:28] Step five: create a high-payoff-opportunity filter. Create a boundary system that will help you say yes to the right things!
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