Whitney is very sick this week, so we’re going to extend some grace and let her vlog for us next week. Would all of you join me in praying for her? She’s got 4 little children, and we all know that moms aren’t allowed to get sick…. Let’s pray for her sweet hubby too as he takes care of the household.
So today what you’re getting is what’s at the top of my brain. I hope it’s understandable!
My friend Rachel and I were processing yesterday about the challenge of taking new information and implementing it into our ministry. It’s one thing to listen to a conference call, attend a conference or read a resource book, but it’s quite another to put it all into practice. I don’t know about you, but procrastination, busyness and insecurity are only a few of the reasons that I often find myself stuck in a rut and unable to implement things that I was excited about only days ago.
For those of you who participated in last week’s conference call, I hope that these tips today will help you as you “brain dump” and work on a tagline. For those of you about to attend She Speaks, you’ll need these tips to avoid the discouragement of overload when you come home. For everyone else, I hope these tips aid in giving you a needed push forward.
Here are a few simple ways to move from “want-to” to “done”:
- Create an action item list. Lots of times I receive new information without ever thinking about how I can practically work on the ideas that I’m learning. Read a book or listen to a speaker with a notepad at your elbow. When you have the thought, “Oh! I need to do that!”, write it down.
- Prioritize the list. When you finish the book or get home from the conference, sit down with your list and organize it into the order in which you want to implement the tasks. If you look at the whole list, it may seem overwhelming, but doing one thing at a time is manageable (just like this cartoon!).