A few days ago, someone asked me on Facebook,
“Sha, we all have the same 24 hours a day. How come you’re able to do so many things?”
I paused for awhile and understood where the question was coming from. Maybe he is referring to the fact that I’ve written 11 books so far. I have many events and seminars, some of them happen on the same month or with very close intervals. I run online courses and I also contribute articles to Bo Sanchez’s newsletters. Plus, I also regularly give talks to universities, companies, and organisations.
Let me share with you three things that contribute to why I’m able to do so many things.
1. Hardwork. I work really, really hard. For example, when I tried to study how to blog, it took me months to do my research — read articles, watch youtube videos, put the information together and apply it. After years of studying and blogging, I publish an article on how anyone can start a blog in 30 minutes or less!
It It took me 3 years to figure out how to write and publish my first book. Then it took me 2 years to put together the modules for my 90-Day Book Writing Challenge online course. Today, many of the graduates of my online course were able to write their books in less than 90 days!
Today, people see the results but what they didn’t see were the “behind-the-scenes.” Hardwork is key. When I start a relevant project, I am hardworking and patient enough to see its completion. Even if it takes years to complete it. 😀 Because my passion to serve, to teach, and to give value is so deep.
2. Written Goals. My goals are very clear to me. At the start of the year, I write down my goals for the entire year. Every start of the month, I write down my monthly goals. Then I break my goals to weekly goals. My written goals keep on track. They keep me focused.
Everyday, I also write down the top 3 things I need to accomplish that day. Then I work on them using the Pomodoro technique. I shared about it in this video. (2:26)
3. The Power of Letting Go. I’m talking about delegation. It was only earlier this year when I hired two full-time employees to work with me in my business. For the past few years, I did almost everything myself. I had a part-time virtual assistant (VA) who’s been working with me for more than a year now and she’s a big help! I’m so blessed to have her.
I made two kinds of lists:
List 1: Something that I love to do, I’m good at, and a must do: E.g. Writing, speaking, creating courses, meeting people who want to meet me personally, strategising and planning
List 2: Something that I don’t really like to do, others can do it better than me, and a must do.
E.g. Filing receipts, editing videos, creating posters, posting on social media, arranging files, going to the bank to make deposits, etc.
I delegate everything that belongs to List 2 to my team members. The others, I outsource to my accountant and her team. My goal is to delegate more so I can work on the business and not in the business.
I also celebrate my little milestones on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. 🙂 Hope this email is helpful to you.
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