A Priority Mindset

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In a world that offers itself on a silver platter, it’s no surprise that filtering out our lives does not come easy to many of us. Throughout our lives, we all have to make some individual choices on how to prioritize our time, our relationships, and our work. A priority mindset is a mindset where you take time to audit your goals, tasks, and time in order to outline your priorities. It requires self-awareness and deep introspective thought about who you are, what your goals are, and how you intend to achieve them.  An easy first step to discovering your priority mindset is asking yourself the question, “What activities contribute most to the growth of my company?”

When you evaluate your situation from the perspective of the aforementioned question, it places things into perspective. As an individual running a business, it’s important that you focus on activities, campaigns, or initiatives that directly contribute to the growth of your company. There will be tasks that indirectly affect your company’s trajectory, but those tasks should be addressed after your main priorities are finished or it should be delegated. As a result, your productivity and personal satisfaction should increase as your work is infused with purpose.

A priority mindset also does wonders outside of the workplace. If someone asks you for an investment of your time or your attention, you should apply the priority mindset to your thought process before replying. If you’re not 100% committed to saying Yes, then don’t say yes. The word “no” is an incredibly liberating word but individuals are often afraid to use it for myriad reasons. Saying no is the secret sauce of a priority mindset. Learn to use it as often as you need to.

Prioritizing doesn’t necessarily mean cutting out parts of your life; it means going all in on people or tasks that increase your growth, paving a path to actualizing your dreams and creating new ones.

I hope this mindset blog resonates with you and if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to give me feedback in the comment box! I enjoy discussions with my clients, customers and supporters so don’t forget to schedule a free 30 minute consultation with me on my timetrade calendar!

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  1. Nice article, Christelle. I totally resonate with it as I tend to very much operate on a priority mindset. I also agree that saying, “no” is a challenge for many people. I know that it is for me. I find that one doesn’t always have to respond “yes” or “no” to requested time commitments, ideas, or proposals. I often use a more tentative response as I find that I am continually re-assessing and re-organizing my priorities. By using a response such as, Let me see how this fits in with my current priorities, and I’ll get back to you before the end of the week,” I keep my options open to interesting opportunities that I may find fit perfectly into my ever-changing priorities later down the line.

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