I want to share something with you. For years, I was so guilty.
Guilty of doing too much.
I had open books, open projects, and so many things started, but, nothing was truly complete.
Only after years of studying this behavior did I get my conclusion:
I wanted to do the FUN work that came easy to me, but, I had no desire to do the hard work that didn't.
So, I gave myself credit for "starting"- but, never actually getting the satisfaction of completing the task.
This allowed me though to discover what I really wanted to do... and that I didn't just have a WILD BRAIN- I had a classic visionary, entrepreneurial brain that gets excited to start, but really needs the help of others to finish.
The most important takeaway was this: BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO DO, I DID EVERYTHING.
Yup. It was almost like my anxiousness and fear created all of this energy... which had to be applied. So, I applied it to all my ideas.
Good idea? Probably not.
It made me more tired, more confused, and most importantly, less focused.
Every great entrepreneur and leader I have ever worked with always credits the same thing for their success: FOCUS.
In the beginning, an extremely singular focus.
Do too much = never complete anything, never get it to market, and therefore never really know the ability and capabilities of what you created, built, or developed.
Do less, but do it really well = you have your best shot and it will truly test your discipline and commitment to an idea.
So, you may want to do everything....
But, realize, it will actually cost you everything if you follow that pursuit.
Find that thing that you are meant to do.
That thing you are meant to build or develop.
That team you are meant to lead.
Then- give it all you got.
There will be obstacles. What my journey has taught me is that there will be things you engage in, give your best effort, and they still don't work out.
The head-winds never subside and you never get into flow state.
That my friends simply means you are doing the wrong the thing. I was stupid for a little while thinking time would solve my problems, or, more money would solve my problems- and, when I got both of those things... the business still sucked.
In addition, you must know if you are personally are not qualified to take the concept to the next level.
If you keep at it, the chances for success actually drop, while your stress and anxiety profile rise.
My friend Riley once told me: DO WHAT YOU LOVE.
He is so right because the internal fulfillment of that is far greater than that you will get from doing the wrong thing for the cash-out.
Today, I want you to ask one simple question: AM I DOING TOO MUCH?
You can then follow that question up with this: ARE THE THINGS I AM DOING SERVING ME WELL FROM A HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND VITALITY STANDPOINT?
Once you get your answers, you will know what to do.
COACH DANA CAVALEA