What that essentially means is that in life, we all have different roles that we play in different groups. If you don't consider those roles, it can cause you time management issues down the line.
Often entrepreneurs find that they schedule in their work-related roles and sometimes forget others. That leads to burnout and overwhelm.
You have important things to do in this world! We can't have you experiencing burnout!
When you are purpose-driven, you understand that every role in your life needs a strategic place in your time allocation.
Well, let's see... I am wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, volunteer, business owner, speaker, catalyst choir member, friend, counselor, small group member, coach, dog sitter, sales person, gluten-free cook, marketer, room mom, committee member, employer, board member, yoga student, etc.
In about 8 seconds, I have already listed a number of roles that I play in life. Notice, as I listed these out, work and personal roles intertwined. Each role requires different levels of energy, skill and time.
Remember Your Roles When Scheduling Priorities
When ever someone asks you to do something for them, you have choices to make.
In the past, I have talked about nice ways to say no. When you go through the decision making process, make sure you remember all of your roles.
Often, when we are asked to do something, we evaluate it based off of the role we are currently "sitting" in. Then, we agree and a few days later say "Oh! What did I do??"
Create a Role ListOne technique that works well for many is to have a sheet that you use as reference that identifies all of the different roles that you have. Then, rather than saying "Yes" to every question immediately, take a moment to reference your roles list to make sure that you have the time for everything in your life.
What Do You Do?What techniques do you do to manage all of the various roles in your life? I'd love to hear and I'm sure my readers would too! Share your comments in the comment section of this blog posting (at the bottom where it says comment.)
until we talk again,
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