Confession time: I live by my to-do list.
Without it, I’d have to sack myself, because I’d get absolutely nothing done. I’d miss deadlines, prioritise the wrong stuff and never make headway on the biggest tasks.
However, just like anyone who relies on a to-do list to get through the day, I know the perils of falling behind.
Unfortunately, it’s not always that obvious when you’re losing ground on your tasks. Often, the degree to which you’re becoming overwhelmed with work creeps up on you unawares.
Today, you can learn from my mistakes, with these five killer signs that you’re over-stretching that to-do list:
The internet is full of dire warnings about GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation). Non-compliance will be punished by heavy fines, they say: you’ve got a lot of work to do to reorganize all your data and mailing lists. You’d better pay a consultancy a large amount of money to help you, is the implied message.
How much of that is really true? And how much of it applies to you?
I’ll be honest - I came to content marketing quite late in the game.
Although, to be fair, that could be said for most people of my generation, when you bear in mind the fact that its origins can be traced back as far as the early days of the famous John Deere agricultural firm.
At first, I was unsure; it just looked a bit like blogging mixed with social media management and email marketing.
Then, it clicked! And I haven’t looked back since.