Making a decision is liberating. Would you agree? But even so, the road towards it can be fraught with anxiety and overwhelm. You can’t know the outcome. You can’t know the consequences. And in uncertain times when a lot is at stake, the fear of the unknown can put you in a state of paralysis. The biggest obstacles to sound decision-making are A lack of clarity and A feeling of panic or desperation If you’re feeling panic struck and if your long-term vision is temporarily blurred, then trying to take a step back can help you [...]
It’s Monday morning. You’re feeling incredibly motivated and ready to move ahead on your most important project. You sit down, you open your laptop and you start hitting away on the keyboard. But only a short while into work, your mind starts to wander. You start to feel stressed about the time it’s taking to complete your project. As progress is slow, you start thinking about other things that you could be doing instead, like some easy quick-wins. A new idea might pop up in your mind that feels better and much easier to complete. You [...]
A bunch of years ago, I was working as Head of Evaluation for an enormous development fund. The fund had a portfolio of 200 million Euros, and over the course of four years, it launched and invested in more than 600 projects. It was my responsibility to monitor those projects to make sure that they generated the results that they were supposed to. Just like with most initiatives, the outcome was a mixed bag: during those four years, we saw both super successes and duds. But being in regular contact with all those amazing project managers, [...]
Is your big vision keeping you up at night? Here are 6 effective steps to help you reach your goals and sleep like a baby!
I'm sure that you love what you do – and I'm guessing that you have big plans for your business! And if you're anything like me, you sometimes find yourself awake at night, wondering how to get everything done to realize those plans! ;) When the list of things to do – no matter how exciting – grows into the size of a mountain, then so can anxiety. To build the business of your dreams, you need to stay clear of this overwhelm. The trick is knowing which action to take! And to know that, you [...]