This is me this week preparing to speak at a conference. I know, I know. A lot of people speak at conferences and don’t skip a beat.
I skip a lot of beats, heck, I’m dropping beats all over the place.
My name is Trish and I’m an introvert.
This means that me preparing to go speak at a conference requires some prep time. I have to read a lot of books that soothe my introvert self. I have to let all my clients know I’m moving slower. I have to make sure my scheduler and calendar only tell me to do things that MUST BE DONE (otherwise, I’m busy doing things that can wait until I get back). I have to load up on “hippie chocolate” (if you’ve been watching NEW GIRL and know who Schmidt is, you’ll get that reference) and find my lucky fall boots. I have to make sure I have my Powerpoint on a thumb drive and that I have my notes ready and that I didn’t prepare to say too much (or too little).
I have to psych myself up in a way. I’ve got value to give and I’m flying away on an airplane to give it. Yessiree!
But I, just because of my Type A personality (born on Martha Stewart’s birthday; I am cursed for life!), tend to do too much. I decide on this superhuman list of tasks to complete before I leave, and then panic about it as the days draw closer and then the morning I fly out, I let it all go and just GO.
So, word to the wise: stop doing too much. Don’t be like me. Save yourselves!
Just do enough.