3 Important Observations to Make As You Approach a Project

3 Important Observations to Make As You Approach a Project


Are you shooting your message, energy, and focus in a million different directions?

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Updated: April 15, 2022

Do you approach projects like this?

Yosemite Sam shooting all over the place

I have a client who calls herself “Yosemite Sam” when it comes to planning her projects.

She’s a project gunslinger.

Or maybe when it comes to doing ALL OF THE THINGS.

What that means is she’s just shooting her message, her energy, and her focus in about a million different directions at the same time. I thought I’d share a few observations which you must know when you approach a project:

1. We are all in the same boat.

We each have a lot of responsibilities, ideas, fears, and suggestions all pulling at us at the same time. That’s why we have to think about what we’re going to do next.

2. It’s hard to stay focused when you approach a project without clarity

Eisenhower said, “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” I’ve observed firsthand the power of planning with intentionality and how it can narrow the focus and make time spent on tasks both aligned and meaningful. IMHO, it was A LOT easier to focus in the corporate world.

3. Tasks are boring.

I finally discovered once and for all what it is I hate about programs like Trello.

It presses us into the details without any connection to something bigger.

And sometimes we yearn to have all this stuff we’re doing make sense. We need that connection to the big picture to help everything make sense. (Oh, and if you want to know what software I use instead of Trello, it’s called Monday.com.)

The awesome thing is, if this speaks to you, it’s all fixable!

Jen McFarland

Founder, Women Conquer Business. Marketing pro. Leadership nerd. Project strategy innovator. Obsessed with creating solutions that help women-led businesses lead, strategize, and market confidently.


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