Thursday, April 7, 2011

What's on Your NOT To Do List?

I thought I would share my post from License2dream over here on worryfreemom today.  :-)

In the last few weeks, I have been very blessed to be a part of a Mompreneur Mastermind--a group of women who are all moms and all entrepreneurs.  Our topic for this week was the NOT to do list.

Do the activities you choose to engage in on a daily basis support your core values?  Do you even know what your core values are? The answer to the first question should help you determine which of your current activities need to be relegated to the NOT to do list.

For a mom, my first priorities are my faith and my family.  Second is my business--creating financial freedom.  So, when I think about what activities are on my booked calendar, I really have to think about whether or not those activities are  contributing to my core values--faith, family, and financial freedom.

One of the first things that I was thinking about this morning is my teaching.  Do I like teaching?  Yes.  Am I good at teaching?  Yes.  Is teaching contributing to my faith?  No.  Is teaching contributing to my family?  No.  Is teaching  contributing to financial freedom?  Well, yes and no.  It is taking time away from growing my business, but it is helping to provide a measure of financial security and the ability to quickly pay down debt.  For now, I decided, teaching remains on my to do list--but as each semester passes, my goal is to create enough income through my business to eliminate at least one course.

I encourage you to think through the things that are on your To Do list.  Do they contribute to your core values?  If not, cross them off!  Spend your time doing the things that matter.

God bless!


Aubrey said...

Thank you for the motivation Karen!! I need to be more mindful of this for sure. Today's NOT list: Computer :)

Kelly said...

Did you plan for your core values to all start with F? :-)

I have a vague version of this going in my head, and should take time to clarify them.

worryfreemom said...

I didn't plan the F's, Kelly. lol But I like it. ;-) Knowing what your core values are and living your life from and in support of those values is so important. And I think it makes a huge difference in how we feel about things every day. :-)

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