What You'll Discover In This Episode:
Have you ever been seated on an airplane and watched a passenger tirelessly try to fit an oversized carry-on into the overhead compartment? They try shoving it in backwards and frontwards and sideways and on its belly and they bang on it as their stress increases and patience decreases.
You think, Dude. That’s never going to fit. Sure enough, they eventually give up and walk to the front of the plane with their tail between their legs to check their oversized carry-on and pay the hefty price tag that goes along with it.
Here’s the thing. That person could have easily checked the airline’s baggage policies before the flight, measured their own carry-on, and discovered that it was larger than the allowed dimensions. Or, perhaps they did check the allowed dimensions, knew their carry-on was slightly larger, and hoped they could make it work.
Either way, not being 100% sure their carry-on would fit cost them a lot of time, energy, money, stress, and the cherry on top - embarrassment. This is all to say that you might be doing the same thing in your business - taking on projects, meetings, partnerships, team members, and clients that aren’t a ‘hell yes,’ then spending an incredible amount of time, energy, money, and stress trying to make them work.In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I dive into the issue of taking on too many things that don’t align with your vision of success’ and talk about raising your standards by setting the bar at ‘hell yes’ for everything you choose to undertake.