“So what’s your next home project?”
When I asked a friend that recently she instantly start rattling off a list of projects all over the house—everything from painting the bedroom to organizing the pantry to hanging a picture.
I interrupted her. “No, what’s your next home project? The one you’re going to do next.”
It was clear she didn’t know. She just continued with her laundry list of project ideas…
“Well, we really need to…”
“My husband thinks we should…”
“But what I really want to do is…”
“Oh and we can’t forget to…”
Can you relate? I know I can. I’m the queen of taking on too much too fast. I also know what it’s like to be at odds with your S.O. about priorities for your home (he wants a bigger TV, you want a reading chair).
Thankfully in my past life in the military and corporate world I was trained to be a project manager. It’s funny because when I wanted to leave the corporate world, my husband suggested I take a few personality and career placement tests. They all said the best job for me was Project Manager. Ha! I thought I didn’t want to be a project manager anymore. It turns out, it’s one of my most valuable skills as a decorator and homeowner. It’s what allows me to see past the laundry list of ideas and actually get stuff done around the house.
We all have a list of things we want to do to improve our homes and we want it all done like yesterday.
But to get anything done you need to start with just one project.
I call it your Most Important Project (or MIP). It’s the one that will give you the biggest quality of life improvement for the least amount of effort.
I know with the New Year on your brain, you’re in the midst of thinking about what you want to get done in your home this year…
But how do you sift through your list of home goals and figure out what that one most important project is to tackle next?
Introducing the Set Your Home Goals Challenge…
Allow me to help. I created a free challenge to help you conquer your home goals. In just one week, I’m going to show you how to shrink your to do list, organize all your project ideas, and figure out which project you should do next. The challenge lessons will be sent to you via email. Sound good? Sign up here.
In the Set Your Home Goals Challenge I’ll teach you my four-step process to figure out exactly which project you should do next.
I think what’s going to surprise you most about my method is how many projects and ideas I expect you to delete from your list and never do.
It’s fun to come up with project ideas and what if scenarios. The list can go on and on. What’s not fun is looking at that never-ending to do list with a sinking feeling in your stomach because you don’t see how you’ll ever actually get time to relax in your home.
That’s why I expect you to cross off a bunch of projects from your list that aren’t worth your time, money, or effort. Saying no to those projects will help you say yes to the projects that are worth it.
I would rather you finish one really worthwhile project than start half a dozen projects that won’t ever get finished or make your home life any better. It’s time to focus on the home goals that really matter.
What do you want to finish in your home this year?
Take the Set Your Home Goals Challenge to figure out which project you should focus on next and which projects shouldn’t even be on your list.