I quit.

That’s right, I’ve come to the realization that I have to quit.

Okay, before you start sending your resumes into tena.cious for my job, hear me out…

It all started when Tena asked me how much I thought my income had increased over the past year. I threw out a number, but what I got back was not what I expected.

These were the results… 35% increase from 2014 to 2015.

The reason why this number was so shocking to me is that starting last year I went from working 5 days to 4. Well that is, I ​technically ​reduced my work week by one day, but to be honest I still sneak in work on that 5th day if I can while I’m at home with my twins. #TheIntrapreneurLife

Not only did the days decrease, but my hours did as well. No more staying as late as I wanted at the office, I had to get home for the nanny. #ParentLife

This meant I had to be diligent on deciding where I was going to be spending my time and what I was going to be doing with it.

I’ve learned a lot over the past five years, but one of the biggest take aways is determining the value of my time. If you haven’t done this, I suggest you take a good look at it. Even though I gave a good fight, I knew I had to let go of a few things + delegate a lot.

Last year, my word was ​​​”impact​” and look what happened! Not only did I increase the $ going into the bank, but I was able to move into a role I love because I have a great support system behind me to take over things (aka the rockin’ team at tena.cious).

So what will my word for 2016 be? ​Focus​. ​It only seems fitting, right?

And that is why I must quit. I have to quit spending time on things that are keeping me from hitting my goals. This might mean skipping some networking events, a few less coffee meetings, and most of all saying ​no​ to things that are taking away from my focus. #NoShinyObjectsAllowed

So what are you going to quit this next year? Connect with me and let me know so we can keep each other accountable for making 2016 the best year yet!

2016-01-15T09:09:07+00:00 Blog, Business Truths|0 Comments

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