Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Don’t let your task list get the best of you -- give yourself some space, and some grace

Have you ever been so in the weeds with your task list that you don’t even know where to start? 

I know I have, and let’s be honest -- watching your Asana tasks grow in real-time certainly isn’t a good feeling. 

In fact, I recently had an experience where I became so overwhelmed by what I had on my plate, and had to ask my team for additional time on things that were already overdue. 

As the captain of the ship, I won’t lie – I felt kind of bad about it. Like I was almost letting my team down for not getting them the deliverables they needed, when they needed them. 

I had to take a step back, look at the situation from a 30,000 foot view, and realize that my task list does not own me. 

And here’s the thing. Checking off those Asana tasks, as great as that would have made me feel, is not nearly as important as prioritizing my own mental health. I needed a little breather, and you know what? That’s 100% ok.

So if you’re feeling like your task list is getting the best of you, tune in to this episode to hear how I give myself space, and grace, in super-busy times.

I can assure you, by taking that little extra time for yourself when you need it, your work (and how you show up as a leader) will be that much better.


Here’s a glance at this episode...

  • [03:52] I was exhausted from my launch and didn't want to do the three hours of podcasts that I had scheduled. 
  • [06:05] The work I do is important, but it's not life or death. We can make pivots and reschedule. 
  • [07:04] If my team sees me saying that I need more space and moving things around, then they know that they can do that too. 
  • [08:40] Using a time management tool like Asana, we can see what is planned and move things around if needed. 
  • [10:19] Strength sometimes means showing up and being vulnerable. I know if I take a little extra time, my work will be so much better.
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