Blood spurted from its headless neck and oh how we all screamed!
When I were a lass, my schoolfriend told me a tale of bloody horror and woe.
They kept chickens, and her dad had to extinguish a chicken that was sick and dying. Put it out of its misery.
So he chopped off its head.
And according to my friend, that headless chicken ran in crazy circles then headed straight for the house.
The stuff of nightmares, I’d imagine… and kinda like what I see business owners doing all the damn time.
Headless chicken shenanigans.
When it all gets so much you’re running in five directions at once.
Which, of course, isn’t possible and at best will result in exhaustion and at worst a nasty groin strain.
While getting naff all of any use done.
Because as the old Russian saying goes: the fox that chases two rabbits catches neither.
But what to do?
Because I know what it’s like. We’re problem solvers, we’re entrepreneurs, we’re freakin’ juggling EXPERTS amiright?
A problem comes up, we solve it.
An opportunity crops up, we grab it.
An idea pops into our heads, we leap on it.
And sometimes that’s brilliant and productive and profitable.
And often it’s just more headless chicken antics.
So how do we get more stuff done, and ignore all the bullshit?
How do we squash that feeling of overwhelm and panic, and focus on what’s really important in our businesses?
Well, you start by going to iTunes (or wherever you get your podcasts from) and listening to this week’s episode of The Business For Superheroes Show.
Me and Joe are slightly drunk and talking about Time Management for Headless Chickens. (Meaning, time management for you and me. Business owners with miniscule attention spans.)
Off you go.
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.