Give that to-do list the middle finger
Yeah, I’ve done it. Many times.
I’ve looked at my to-do list and my brain instantly went a little mushy.
Has this happened to you to?
I will admit, I have been guilty a time or two (or 152) to end up on the couch watching netflix because I just couldn’t even…
TOO MUCH TO DO SO NOTHING GETS DONE.
I WAS REALLY BUSY DOING FUCK ALL NOTHIN’.
It’s a thing people. I mean is there a support group for this shit? Cuz if there is, sign me the fuck up!
Nowadays (not including last Thursday of course – a whole season of True Blood ticked off that list lol) I go about it a bit differently. And… it’s all thanks to my lovely new habit of journalling – every single day without fail. (sometimes twice.. shhh)
Every single morning, first thing (after I make my coffee of course – can you even imagine…) I write my INTENTION for the day. I write out exactly how I am going to feel before I go to bed, knowing that I got shit done.
I fast forward to the end of the day and see myself relaxing in satisfaction, knowing that I got all the things that I am meant to do, done. Not everything… just the high priority things.
How do you know which ones are high priority (except the obvious of course)?
Well, you ask.
You go inside yourself for a minute and ask. What does my soul want to do? What does my soul require? Soul needs, desires and requirements always come first = high priority.
High priority does not necessarily mean the things you THINK you SHOULD be doing.
High priority are the things that LIGHT YOU UP!
The things that you are excited to do. Those ‘hell yes’ items on your list.
So I digress… back to the future…. when I fast forward and find myself in that place of accomplishment and satisfaction, before bed, i LOOK BACK at my day.
From that space of the satisfied person at the end of the day, I look and see what it was that I did.
What steps did I take to get there? What actions did I commit to and do? How did I feel?
When you look back from that space, of BEING that person, the person who accomplished all that needed to be done and felt satisfied…. it is much easier to FLOW through your day.
You may have seen yourself take a break for a massage or to get your hair done or go have a coffee with some mates.
Or you may have had a flash of getting that new offer out there and telling everyone… or maybe you finished or started those client projects that you felt ready to do.
Whatever IT IS that you do that day, you know it is the right thing to do because of your INTENTION on how you’re going to feel at the end of the day.
Then you DECIDE.
You have to decide that you are going to do the work, do the thing, that you need to do in order to BE that person you saw at the end of the day.
Here is what I wrote today for myself –
“My intention for the day is to feel accomplishment for doing what I am meant to do with ease and flow with fun thrown in of course! Today I teased my upcoming event with the energy and vibe that has already attracted more of my tribe to me. This put me in the energy and space of completing one of my client’s projects with ease. The mindset / inner work I did today uplevelled the shit out of me and I even more available to step fully into my purpose. I lay down in bed completely satisfied with it all”
It is so much easier to FLOW through your day, even with a massive to-do list, when you have set your intention!
Now, you can look at that mile-long to-do list and the things that light you up and the items that feel like they were done by the end of your intended day will just pop out at you.
Do not concern yourself with anything else.
Just flow through those that you FEEL you are meant to do and when you go to bed, you will feel those feelings and revel in your power!
Then, you go to sleep, wake up and DO IT ALL AGAIN!
Tell me, what is your INTENTION for the day?
For my Gold Coast girls – I am organising a date and venue for my GROUP BRAND COACHING meet up.
It will be a casual get together over coffee, or wine, where YOU can ask me ANYTHING that you’d like to know about branding and your business. Anything from marketing, to social media, to offers and services, prices, visuals –
A N Y T H I N G!
I’m gonna be dropping value bombs all over you like sprinkles on faerie bread!
(yes, that’s how I spell faerie – shut up lol)
So, keep your eyeballs peeled for the deets on where and when!
If you haven’t done it yet – head over to my secret ninja facebook group – the BRANDING REVOLUTION for BOSS BABES – and join – cuz it’s the cool thing to do LOL.
Steph Zahalka is the founder and CEO of Jungle Branding Co., a premier award-winning brand agency based on the Gold Coast Australia, serving clients across the globe.
Recent winner of the prestigious Female Entrepreneur of the Year Stevie Award 2020, Steph is a brand strategist and designer who has been featured on the cover of a nationally recognised ‘women in business’ magazine (GCGIB) and regularly appears on podcasts and events around the Gold Coast as a speaker, panel expert and interviewee where she reveals her unique process for building a wildly in-demand brand for ambitious entrepreneurs, modern CEOs, influencers, thought leaders, and service-based business owners.
Steph believes that, when done right, branding is the door to connecting with your people, your audience on a deeper level. Human to human connection that makes your audience ridiculously obsessed with not just your brand, but YOU and your vision that ultimately makes a positive impact on the world.