Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I have to be organized!

So I write about getting organized all the time but have you ever wondered how organized I am? I am organized. In fact, I'm a little OCD about it. I struggle with perfection and accepting that sometimes good is good enough. Today I can tell you that I have another struggle. For the first time in a while I am really struggling with too much to do and not enough time. In the past I have been pretty good about prioritizing and knowing that it can't all be done today. That doesn't mean I didn't take on more than should be done in a day but I did sleep!! Right now, this very moment, I have more to do than can be done and I can't decide what to let go.

What about you? Is this your struggle too?

I have time mapped and prioritized till I am blue in the face. The reality is it can't be done.

Wow! Have you ever had this moment?

In reality there are things that can wait. It may mean a change in plans but it can wait. Do you know what can't wait? Life. Life will never stop and wait for you to catch up.

Your kids will not repeat being 5 years old because you were too busy to stop and enjoy them. And your friends will learn to stop asking you to lunch if the answer is always no.

But the other things; handling a last minute client request, making sure every e-mail is handled today or working through the night to meet an already unrealistic deadline, those CAN all wait.

Ask yourself what is the worst that will happen if I don't get this done? Now,relax because it's never as bad as you think it is.

My point is LIVE. Live like there's no tomorrow. Eat lunch in the park, build a fort in the den with your kids and sleep in there tonight (yes even on a school night), and don't let the pressures steal the pleasures from your life.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Finally I can let a little secret out! But just a little.

AHH! I can hardly contain myself. I'm so excited about a new project we are working on. I want to scream it from the rooftops! In the words of Miley Cyrus (that's right I said it- Miley Cyrus!) "It's all right here!" That's the new theme song we adopted to launch our new project! I know, I know, you want to know what it is. Well I can't tell you everything but I can tell you this has been in the works since 2005.
Just like all of you I had to prioritize. Other projects and more pressing matters took up all of my time and this special project got pushed to the back. After a while I would see it on a list of long term goals and think, "oh well, it's just not going to happen". But like I tell you, if you create a plan and continually refer to it, you can achieve anything. I may be several years behind where I wanted to be but in true form God has shown me that wasn't the time; this is!
This project will help me see my dream of helping people all over the country get organized come true.
We have set a launch date of May 1st. We are all working hard and dying to get started. I will keep you posted. Daily tips on organizing and updates on our new project can be found on twitter - username TheAmandas.
I am telling you now; write down your goals and visions for what you want and never let go. You never know when you will have the opportunity to realize one of them. When the time arrives be ready!