Your psyche will tell you what fits.
Part gut, part intellect, and part experience, these things inform our bodies what to feel. When I’m prepping for speaking, a workshop or session, I’m happy to work long hours. I look forward to creating value, and the work strangely doesn’t feel like work.
Shorten that presentation to 10 minutes for a room full (350+) of event planners and it’s misery. It feels like work; it’s challenging. My brain seems to lock up, and the task to offer value in such a short window feels impossible.
Once the decision was made that it felt nearly impossible, that’s what it became. Yet, I was able to meet the challenge. What’s the difference? My experience. As a successful female entrepreneur, I’m clear in saying I’ll never do another 10-minute presentation (unless there’s a significant “why” along with it).
Each experience informs me about how I spend my time and where the value is. Pay attention, life is short.