BALANCING YOUR BUSINESS WITH OTHER COMPETING PRIORITIES.
As a committed, conscientious, and professional entrepreneur with a purpose and a goal, two things are constant: (1) you’ll get more to do, and (2) you’ll want to do it all well.
Before you know it, a few project will turn into many with demands that overlap and often, even conflict, schedules are compromised, deadlines loom larger and are mercilessly inflexible.
Then comes a new week, filled with routine responsibilities plus new expectations and deadlines. But there are projects carried over from last week still to complete! Tension mounts within you, anxiety and stress affect concentration and communication.
In that moment of deep thinking these questions come to mind:
· “How do I manage these conflicting priorities?”
· “How do I strike a balance?”
· “Has multitasking helped?”
Managing Multiple Projects, and Competing Priorities requires certain competencies from you as the need to deliberately manage this burns you out. It is of note to sit down and do a self-evaluation of yourself on certain competencies and skills you haven’t given into.
Example of these skills you can acquire include:
- Gaining control of yourself.
- Pinpointing and pursuing your real priorities.
- Winning the war between multiple tasking and concurrent deadlines.
- Dealing with conflicting or competing demands.
- Through it, all maintaining a strong positive working relationship.
- Establishing a solid defence against advancing stressors.
After only one day away from work, you’ll return knowing how to:
- Control the priority that seems uncontrollable to you now
- Cope with external and internal pressures to perform the realistic as well as the unrealistic
- Deal patiently and positively with coworkers when tension is high and morale is low
- Meet demands with chaos-defeating prioritizing tools
- Organize yourself with systems that eliminate time-wasters and unproductive habits
- And much more!
On a final note, the vicious cycle of ‘need-it-now’ deadlines or conflicting expectations and multiple demands doesn’t have to continue. You can make it a “success cycle” by acquiring the right skills.