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May 27, 2016

How to Handle Life When Everything is a Priority

We’ve all had it happen to us once, maybe twice in our lifetime. You know, that time where everything feels like a priority?

It could happen at home, a demo, at an event, out with your Unit.

And all you want to do after the there-is-so-much-to-do-I-don’t-know-what-to-do feeling crashes on you is take a nap.

But you can’t, there’s too much to do! So how do you prioritize things when everything is a priority?

If you’re thinking there is no possible way, we’re here to tell you otherwise with some prioritizing steps.

Step # 1: Establish What Needs to be Done

Before you can start prioritizing all of your to dos, you first need to know what you need to do.

Get all of your tasks together and list them out, just to make sure you’re not missing anything. It also helps to start the prioritizing process in your mind.  

 
Step #2: Get Your Deadlines Together

So here is where you might start feeling overwhelmed again, but don’t! Writing down when everything is happening besides your list is easy.

Writing down the time helps you start generating your own strategy in your head of what has to happen and when.

But don’t just stop at the time, also record how long it will take you to complete each task.

Say you’re at a demo, for example, how long do you plan to spend with your client (or your Unit member’s client)? Is it going to be an hour, or are you just dropping by to wish your Unit member luck?

When you figure out how long each task will take, you’ll be able to start planning how you’re going to accomplish them all.

Step #3: Cut It in Half

So you’ve figured out what you need to do, and how long you have to do it. Now it’s time to cut it.

That’s right—cut the time you have in half.

Here’s a perfect example: Megan is hosting a Mary Kay party tonight at 8:30. She needs to be at the venue by 8 to claim her reservation. And she still has to get all the goodie baskets together. But before the party, she’s meeting with a client at 5 p.m.

It would seem like she has three hours and thirty minutes.

Nope, to make sure she has everything ready for her demo at 5 and her party at 8:30, Megan needs to cut time in half, meaning she only has an hour and a half to get ready for the party.

Why do that you ask? You can never plan for the unexpected. What if Megan runs into traffic on her way home from the demo? Or preparing the gift bags take a little longer than she expected?

By cutting her time, Megan has automatically built in an extra hour and a half that she could use. So instead of rushing at the very end, trying to get ready, she could be relaxing on the couch until it’s time to go.

Step #4: Ask for Help When You Need It

Although you’ve done everything possible to plan and prioritize your busy day, sometimes it just can’t all be done.

That’s why you should know when it’s time to ask for help.

If you can’t handle all the daily tasks, or know you won’t have time to make an appointment—let other people know.

Maybe another Unit member can jump in and handle all the goodie bags for your party, or maybe you could just stop by for a few minutes with your Unit member’s demo.

It’s alright to say, “Hey, today is crazy! Can we reschedule?”

People will understand (and relate) when you just have too much to do and not enough hours.

Step #5: Use MyUnitBuzz

Get yourself completely organized and stay connected to your Unit with MyUnitBuzz.

It’s designed to sync directly to your UnitWise account, so not only does it include the features you love about UnitWise—it has so many more to help you communicate better with your Unit.

You can assign event tasks, schedule important dates, and send customizable messages right to your Unit’s phone.

You can download the free app by clicking on this link!

So, friend! Are you ready to prioritize even the most challenging days to prioritize? We know you can!

Director or NSD? Have you used the new MyUnitBuzz app with your Unit, yet? If so, let us know how you like it in the comment section below or share it with us on our Facebook page.

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