As a reminder, here’s the challenge email you received in your inbox last week.
Ear Another Frog! (Or worm, lizard, bug . . . .)
Based upon the subject line of this email you are probably ready to hit the unsubscribe button! The Brilliant Business Moms clearly must not be for me if they are eating frogs! Stay with me here, no live and squirming frogs, worms, lizards, or bugs of any kind need to be consumed to complete this week’s challenge! We are purely speaking metaphorically here!
Do you have items on your business To Do list that have been outstanding for a long while? Maybe it’s a project you are dreading because you don’t know where to start. Maybe it’s a To Do list item that requires you to step out of your comfort zone. Is there a project that has been weighing on your mind? Maybe it’s a tedious item to wrap up or it is just not fun.
All of these To Do list items represent your frog. When you eat your frog, it feels so good! This idea of eating your frog comes from a book I talked about in Episode 11.This past week on the podcast we interviewed Melody Granger. Her top advice for getting things done was to tackle the item on your To Do list that is emotionally draining you the most. Eat your frog first, and you will feel so much better, and be so much more productive.
Tackle that item on your business To Do list this week that has been on there for far too long, is emotionally draining, or that you have been avoiding for whatever reason. Eat Your Frog.
How did limiting checking your email and social media go last week? Did it increase your productivity? You can find my update here.
Both Beth Anne and I ate a few frogs this week and it felt so good! I had a lot of little frogs that had been on my To Do list for far too long. Some were nagging business items I needed to wrap up, and some were from my personal To Do list. I can’t tell you how good it felt to eat those little frogs and cross them off the list. I don’t think I realized how much they were weighing me down. Each week that they stayed on my list without being resolved was draining. Now I’m not sure why I waited so long to get them done! I felt so much more productive after my frogs were down. I still have a few more frogs on my list. And some of those frogs are more like toads. But I’m pressing on, because I know how good it will feel when I can once and for all cross those items off my list.
How about you? Did you eat any frogs this week? How did it feel? Give me your update in the comments!