Just One Thing

My week in pictures…  clockwise from L-R:) Girl’s Night Out, Besties’ Night Out, Living BIG Monthly Challenge, surprise flowers, colourful floating balloons I spotted, TEPP (Toronto Entrepreneurs of Passion & Purpose) ‘Unconference’, MoMondays with friend & one of the speakers Jennifer Beale.

Happy Friday! And happy Good Friday to all those observing.

Holy hannah it’s Friday already. I had the best of intentions to get so much more accomplished than I actually did. I don’t even think I’ve completed what I wanted to do on Monday alone and it’s Friday! And yet I was using my one-page productivity sheets… I was meditating consistently… reading and writing every morning… doing the Qigong exercises Brendon taught us… taking breaks every 50 minutes (well almost…) and have my two alarms set with my inspiring words coming in!

Okay, so maybe I’m introducing some new great habits, AND, maybe too many at the same time. Maybe I need to focus on ‘Just One Thing’…

I am notorious for having multiple windows open on my computer at any given time.

I am also known to be in the middle of writing down say, what I need to do, when I remember about the tea I just made, and then when I get up to get my tea I notice the pens on the counter, and then when I go to put them away I see the card I bought and still need to write, and then I notice that completed application that still needs to be scanned, and then I look down at the small pile of business cards of folks I wanted to follow up with and start making notes about, and before I know it I’ve gone down a deep rabbit hole and totally forget what I was doing in the first place.

Can you relate? (I hope its not just me.) Or maybe I’m just a little crazy. And that’s cool, too!

However, I am committed to getting more diligent and getting super disciplined about doing JUST ONE THING at a time.

I am a big believer in having everything you want, however maybe not all at the same time.

When I get excited about all of the new things I am learning, I want to implement them ALL. And when I have so many ideas running through my head at any given moment I want to do them ALL. And when I’m pumped about all on my do-to list, I want to check them ALL off and all at the same time!

I really think it comes down to focusing on JUST ONE THING at a time.

And research has proven that multi-tasking is simply not effective. Single-tasking is where it’s at. (something I’m working on!)

When it comes to your productivity, what is JUST ONE THING you could implement now?

When it comes to a current business project, what is JUST ONE THING that would move the project forward?

When it comes to one of your important relationships, what is JUST ONE THING that if you did this, could make all the difference?

There are so many things to learn, to say yes to, to try out. Information is being launched and lurched at us from all angles all of the time. And it’s exciting ~ and it’s also often overwhelming.

Pause. Breathe. Smile.

That information isn’t going anywhere. Those ideas will still be there. Those opportunities will still come your way.

There’s a LOT we could do – and likely we will do – if we perhaps choose JUST ONE THING at a time. One step at a time. One task at a time. One habit at a time.

Choose to focus on JUST ONE THING. What’s it going to be this quarter? This month? This moment? (Click to tweet it out!)

AND now I have Just One Question for you. I want to ensure you are getting value from these Happy Friday emails…

What is JUST ONE THING you would like to see more of? Less of? Struggling with? Wanna learn more about? Send me a one-liner HERE. I want to ensure I am serving and only adding value to your already overflowing inboxes each week. 

Have a FAB Easter long weekend!

P.S. What are you doing at 4pm today? Come join me on our Google Hangout! Love, Business, and Balance

P.P.S. Speaking at a Women’s Event on April 12th… tix only $30!

P.P.P.S. Honoured to be a guest in this FREE Telesummit: ‘The Art of Living Beyond Limitations ~ Register HERE!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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