You *are* a smart professional and you have a special blend of experience, expertise and education that makes you unique. But all of that has nothing to do with with workload management and how well you manage your day.
You may be an expert at what you do, but if you don’t have the workload management skills to support your progress, the deficiencies caused will start overshadowing your expertise and diminish your results.
It may be that you were staying on top of things and working fine until a certain point in your career and now your old ways of doing things aren’t working anymore. It may be time to shift gears and get help, even if you’re thinking, “How can I stop what I’m doing to spend time to figure out how to fix this… in my already over-crowded day!?” There’s going to be no better time than now to make a change.
And fortunately, you don’t have to spend time trying to figure this out on your own or come up with a solution.
When you work with a consultant, coach or expert who offers an existing solution, you’ll get a guide who can show you the way, encourage you at every turn and help you make continuous progress toward your goals. Looking to the experts—whether coaches or consultants—is known to bring faster results to those who are committed to learning and growing. Experts who have “been there, done that” can help you cut to the chase, accelerate your learning, and give you the results you’re looking for.
Accountability is another key to success. It’s important to have someone to turn to for all the “what if…?” and “what about…?” questions that pop up. Your accelerated success depends on knowing exactly how to navigate the changes you’re making and how to avoid the common mistakes people make, which can cost you more time and money.
But perhaps the biggest benefit of all is that an expert can help you achieve LASTING results. If you’ve said to yourself on more than one occasion, “That’s it! I’m going to take charge of my workday once and for all!” only to see yourself slide back into your old habits and routines, then you already know that working without a comprehensive system, without consistent practice, and without a partner to help you succeed, your old habits can return—and so will your past workload and workday challenges—something I’m sure you DON’T want.
So instead of wondering if you’re smart enough to figure this out on your own, look to an expert who’s already figured it out for you. A consultant or coach can keep you on track, identify obstacles, and help you alleviate triggers that can derail you. You’ll save LOTS of time, energy and effort in the learning process AND in the in the long run, and you won’t need to question whether or not you’re going in the right direction