Sunday, January 14, 2018

Eat That Frog First


It’s the New Year and like many of you I’m having fleeting thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions. You know. All the oh-so- familiar, year-in-and-year-out ones… update business plan, set goals, eat better, eat less sweets, exercise more, work harder, take more time off…  and so forth. None of these have hit the written page yet… as if that helped before.


My husband has always made me a bit crazy because he’s always talking about something that he’s “gonna, should of, need to” DO almost every day. And, then tells me I “should” too.


Well, I’m just a stubborn cuss… Don’t tell me what to do! Or maybe it’s after too many broken New Year’s Resolutions that I decided to stop beating up on myself.


I keep telling my husband, “WHEN I’m ready, I’ll do it but I’m not going to talk about it ‘til then.” That’s just a recipe for guilt. And, as a mother (or is it just being of the female gender) that we’re genetically born with guilt so why add to it.


Lisa, the owner now of Olympic Cellars Winery, once exclaimed when we were together at the winery, “I got to get home, I didn’t eat my frog”. I made an about face and called after her “what the heck are you talking about?”


As the door closed all I could hear was her parting words, Google It.


So I did. It’s an old saying… If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long! It has also been said, if you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first!


The FROG is the thing you’re most likely to procrastinate on if you don't do something about it now! It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and/or business results at the moment.


Right now I’m looking for a wacky Frog to sit on my desk daring me to EAT it every day. 


So instead of a long list of goals and to do’s, I’m going to approach this year one day at a time, eating That Frog each day and making it matter.
 

Cheers to all in 2018,
Kathy, A Working Girl

Author: Working Girl - Behind the Cellar Door
An Entrepreneur’s Journey from a Bankrupt Winery to Gold Medals

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