Prioritisation - a quick and dirty technique to get you moving.

Hi, I'm Pete Mosley. I'm a coach, speaker and author of The Art of Shouting Quietly – a guide to self-promotion for introverts and other quiet souls. Extrovert or introvert, quiet or loud, confidence can be an issue for all of us. This post suggests a really quick technique you can use if you are feeling stuck or have lost sight of your priorities.

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If you are feeling stuck, or you have lost sight of your priorities, try this...

Get a large sheet of paper, draw a line down the middle, copy the headings (More of, Less of), then rapidly make both lists. Don't over-think it.

Think about the stuff on the right hand side - these are the things that deserve your focus right now.

If you have listed more than three things on the right, what are the top three?

Now - what small thing could you do over the next few days that will move each of these things forward? Even tiny steps towards them count as progress! If you like setting goals, set a simple goal for each of them.

This the sort of list that's worth living with for a while. If you can, do the exercise on a large sheet of paper and stick the sheet up on your wall. That way you can add to or amend it as you take the time to let your initial thinking set in.

It may be that some bigger thinking emerges from this - you identify a possible change of direction, perhaps - or the need to change your behaviour somehow. That's when a coach can really help - there's only so much we can do on our own.


If you have found this post helpful, and would like to explore the issues raised in more depth. please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm happy to arrange an exploratory call at your convenience. No cost, no obligation.


Pete Mosley PCC

Coach/Speaker/Writer, The Art of Work

I work with quiet, thoughtful and purpose-driven individuals to help build confidence in both life and work, for example by supporting them to find a voice, speak up, pitch or talk in public without feeling intimidated by louder voices. As a reflective person myself, I'm drawn towards working with others who find the cut and thrust of everyday life to be a challenge. I also help business owners work out how to promote themselves and build an audience for their work. I'm a graduate of the acclaimed Barefoot Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching, and I now teach for Barefoot. My book - The Art of Shouting Quietly - a guide to self-promotion for introverts and other quiet souls – has sold in 25 countries around the world. I'm very experienced - I have 15 years of track record as a mentor in the Creative Industries prior to training as a coach in 2008. Please don't hesitate to get in touch - I'm always happy to talk with you about coaching/mentoring on the phone - with no obligation.