What My Divorce Taught Me About My Business Part 4

This is the 4th article in a 5 part series about what my divorce has taught me about business. In the previous three articles I discussed why you should never be silent about what you want, the importance of letting go, and how difficult times will reveal the true you.  

In each of the articles in this series, I start by asking you the same question. Are you truly happy (or content) with your life and business right now? Like honestly happy, would not change a thing happy?

As you read about my next lesson, think about what makes you happy, and do your priorities support the things that make you happy? If not, maybe it’s time to do something about it.

Lesson #4 – Priorities will and should change over time!

You probably hear people talking quite a bit about priorities especially if you have your own business. We are told having priorities is how we get things accomplished and reach our goals. A priority is something regarded as more important than another. Frequently we say something is a priority, such as our family. But our actions reveal our true priorities. For example, if I say my family is a priority but every evening instead of spending time with them I am on social media, then my actions are showing that social media is actually my true priority.

Going through my divorce made me examine what I was spending my time doing and was it getting me closer to what I wanted? If my answer was no, then I needed to change my priorities, and that I did. I changed my priorities quite a bit and it’s something that continues to change, which is OK. As you grow as a person and as your business grows it’s necessary to reevaluate priorities and decide if they are still more important than other things or not.

“Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.” ~Elisabeth Hasselbeck

My Personal Priorities

In the last few months here are 3 things I prioritized:

  • My health – I completed the Whole30 program for the first time. It wasn’t easy but I did it! I’d been wanting to get healthier for quite some time but always came up with an excuse to put it off. Finally I decided no more, it was time to make it a priority.
  • My limits and boundaries – I decided not to push myself past my limits regardless of the cost. If what I was doing felt forced or drained me then I needed to either quit doing it or delegate it.
  • My son – I started my business so I could have flexibility and time with him but what had happened over time is I kept doing business tasks rather than spending time with him and that had to stop. My actions were not reflecting my son as a top priority.

I want to leave you with these questions to think about:

  • What are your current priorities?
  • Based on your answers above, are your actions reflecting those priorities?
  • If not, what are you willing to do about it?

 

I would love to hear from you and learn what your current priorities are. Click here to contact me and let me know what’s important or what you are going to change to make sure your actions support your priorities!

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