One Cool Strategy for the Holiday-Sidetracked Entrepreneur

Making a visual to-do list

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Holiday Overwhelm!

I don’t know about you but while I am working, I am constantly fighting distractions — from the web, my kids, a co-worker or just my mind wandering off. It takes incredible discipline, focus and great systems to keep on task as an entrepreneur. Now add to the mix the holidays and busy times between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  Despite our best intentions, with all the shopping, parties, cooking, cleaning and holiday events (whew!), staying on top of business goals gets even more difficult.

This years map for getting things done in business during the holiday rush.
This year’s map for getting things done.

Sound familiar?  Well I have a system for that!

Whenever I feel like I’m ready to run and hide because I don’t know what to do first, I get out a large sheet of paper and my colored markers and map it out.

Having a picture of what I need to do along with check boxes goes a long way in motivating and keeping me on track.

(During the holidays, it looks a little different, but this is a strategy I use anytime I have a lot of different tasks competing for my attention.)

What is your holiday strategy for keeping it together? Let’s talk about it in the comment section, below. 


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