CAN YOU D.I.G. it, darling?
Yes, you can.
I start and end the year with my clients using my very own D.I.G. Method©.
It’s simple, and it might just be a game-changer for you. Here it is:
- Make a list of all the things you’re not good at. Don’t be shy – let it rip. Make a looooong list. What do you suck at? What do you find challenging? What do you hate doing because it’s too hard? Write like no one is reading.
- Wait 3 minutes. Then go back to your list and look at it with fresh eyes. This is what you have been beating yourself up about for ages. For each item you see on that list, you can do 3 things: 1. Delegate it to someone else 2. Improve it with strategies, if it will contribute to a meaningful life 3. Gracefully let it go, if it doesn’t contribute to a meaningful life.
Here’s my list. I was smart enough to build an amazing career around the few things that I’m excellent at and deeply passionate about. There are hundreds of things that I suck at. For example….
- I cannot parallel park
- I do not know how to work in Excel
- I cannot read a map
- I cannot flip an omelette (or a pancake)
- I make typos and have to Google new words
- etc, etc, etc. (Oh, I could go on for hours.)
This is how I applied my D.I.G. Method© to myself:
- I don’t need to learn how to parallel park. Having this skill will not make my life more meaningful. Just convenient. I Gracefully let it go. I always drive to a parking garage and walk to my appointment. This means extra exercise. It’s just how I live now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
- I have a super-smart team around me that puts my info into Excel for me (I Delegated). They get to do what they are good at – organizing my life – and everybody wins.
- Not being able to read a map means I get to talk to attractive strangers on the street who show me where I need to go. Sometimes they walk with me and we become friends. Once I had a police escort. This lack of map-reading skills has really made my life kind of awesome. (I Gracefully let it go.)
So…what can you D.I.G. today? Let me know!
This is my last newsletter of the year.
Thank you so much for reading with me this year. It means so much to connect with people like you.
I will see you in the new year, lighter and brighter!
Sending you love from Brooklyn, where I’m spending the next few days doing what I’m really good at. Laughing and talking!