Less is often more and the better way!
My business partner at RivaSure gave me sound advice when constructing an important email, less is often much more, particularly if you are under attack! However, I have also been discovering that less is also more when it comes to managing work and the dangers of being overcommitted.
As a working professional, I easily slip into increasing my ‘to do’ list, committing to meetings and to managing an increasing diverse work portfolio. Recently the result of my work increasing incrementally over some time was the addition of lead boots which were worn without me noticing. Walking in life became hard work!
After a while I became tired of being tired and tired turned into being weary and yet I still had to meet my professional obligations. Something had to give! At first it was my patience with friends and family and finally it was me, and then the penny dropped! Does this sound familiar?
As a manager I have been trained in managing the stress of others (MHFA) and a key factor of being a good manager, I advocate and teach, is the ability to say NO; I am currently re-applying this knowledge to my working life and refocusing on what at the moment I consider I do best.
In particular I and RivaSure are bringing a renewed focus on assisting Construction Management applicants in their MCIOB applications and NVQ studies, tasks I enjoy doing. This has been achieved and is being achieved by withdrawing my focus on Construction Company Development Consultancy.
In my working life I now have the luxury of time and health to be open or aware of better opportunities and have a life giving workload which I hope to maintain.
I hope you have found my article helpful.