The other day I was on a call with a fellow entrepreneur. The reason that she wanted to talk is because she feels overwhelmed. She wants to grow her business but she has absolutely no time to do it, or so she says.
I asked her talk me through her week. Once she was done, I agreed with her.
You can give the speech of "If it is important to you, you will make time!"
However, that speech is BS.
Sometimes there truly isn't time.
The more that I agreed with her though, something funny happened.
Honestly, I don't think that she expected me to agree. She backtracked and told me how she could actually batch her work and get it done in two days a week. Right now she is allowing her work to fill her days because she can.
Parkinson's Law is usually expressed as “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
This is called a law for a reason. It is absolutely true.
Then we backtracked in the conversation and I asked her why she wanted to do these additional items for her business.
If you don't attach your why to your day, then your day will escape you.
So why are you spending your days the way that you are? Are you doing what you do because you don't know what else to do? Are you doing what you do because it is your next best step?
Is there anything worse than knowing that we are in control and have choices? Freedom sounds great. Freedom is a beautiful thing but perhaps it is also uncomfortable.