Losing Time and Energy? Check Your People Pleaser for Leaks

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Are you a people pleaser?

If you feel your time and energy evaporating some days, maybe you’ve been indulging your people pleaser tendencies.

That’s nothing to be ashamed of. But if it’s costing you precious time and energy, you may want to stop the leaks.  

Being a so-called people pleaser isn’t a character flaw.

No, it’s about choices you make about your time. And choices are just that — choices.

You’re in charge.

I think it’s great news that your choices are completely in your hands.

You may feel like something is stealing your time. And you may feel like this thief is very clever. But believe me, you can be a lot smarter.

So, let’s take a look today at the people pleaser and how this time thief might operate in your life. See if you recognize it:

The People Pleaser Time Thief

The People-Pleaser Time Gremlin coaxes you to empower others.

  • Maybe you try to win their favor in the hope of receiving some reward.
  • Or perhaps you doubt your ability to proceed independently.

But when you value others’ priorities over your own, you forfeit your ability to plan effectively.  Not only that, but the hidden bargains that you are striking will always backfire.

Outmaneuver Your People Pleaser with an Antidote

To apply the antidote to the people pleaser time thief, ask yourself these questions. Then jot down each answer in a sentence or two:

  • When you choose to put yourself first, what new challenges will you face?
  • What is the worst thing that can realistically happen if you meet this challenge on your own?
  • In what way will meeting these new challenges help you grow?
  • How will you become more clearly defined?
  • What is your very first step? (One you can perform right now, or in a single sitting?)

If at all possible, take that first step very soon. Don’t let the opportunity slip away. Remember, your courage grows with action. And at the same time, your time thieves lose their power. So, starting right now, how will you tell that people pleaser time thief that you’re in charge?

And here’s something more to consider.

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.  If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!” There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

Let’s explore time together …

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