(Today is a guest post from Kari Denker!)
Some people think I’m amazing.
Some think I’ve totally got things together because I do “so many things”.
Some think I’m successful and brave.
But really I have so far to go, and I’m constantly teetering on the edge of scared to death.
But the question I hear the most is: How do you do everything?
I’ve found that when I’m asked that by people, it’s really more of a shake their head and smile and walk away kind of question, not a real “I truly want to learn” kind of question.
So my usual answer (which is VERY true) is: “I don’t do everything.”
I can guarantee you that you are better at staying on top of a bunch more stuff than I am.
I let things slide.
I get discouraged, overwhelmed and tired.
My desk is a mess.
I have a million ideas on a thousand scraps of paper.
And I waste time like it’s an unlimited resource if I’m not very careful.
But on those days where I do have success, and for those people who truly want to know how to improve and see “how to do it all” (again, it’s a lie, NO ONE does it all), I can tell you the things that work for me, learned over 30 years of doing nothing too spectacular and a couple of years hustling.