When you have big dreams and exciting goals, how do you get the mundane or challenging work done alongside the parts that light you up?
🐸 You eat the frog 🐸
Mark Twain once said that 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 that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.
Which I did at approximately 9am yesterday morning and this is what happened…
Since my kickstarter ended I’ve felt a bit flat which is normal after such an intense time and that’s totally fine. I took a step back from the ‘always-on’ style of digital marketing I was operating during the campaign and adjusted back into how I usually work.
I rested and reset.
Yesterday morning I sat at my desk, looked at my to-do list and laughed at the fact I’ve had ‘call HMRC’ on it for about two weeks.
I wasn’t going to let it haunt me anymore. I decided to make it the first thing I did to get it out of the way so I could enjoy the rest of my day.
That’s eating the frog Indie Biz stylee!
And guess what happened next…
I felt compelled to stick on the Venga Boys and dance it out round my office which I filmed for Stories (who even am I?) which spurred on dozens of Indie Biz owners to do that thing they’d been putting off.
– Created and sent an invoice that I’ve been meaning to do for over a week.
– Wrote my newsletter even though I’d been telling myself I don’t have time to write The Spark again until the new year.
– I chased up some emails.
– I had a proper lunch at my dining table instead of inhaling something hunched over at my desk.
The feel good factor created from getting that one tricky thing crossed through and off my list (then dancing it out to celebrate) had a far more reaching effect than I thought it would.
Sharing it online instead of trying to pretend that I always have my shit together (and listen to cool music) was also liberating
What’s the frog that you can eat today?
Why not do it now? It won’t be as awful as you think it will be. It never is, is it?
Pop a note in the comments below when it’s done and let me know what song you’ll be dancing round your room to afterwards.