You Can’t Do Everything

by Rachel Andrew

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  1. Love the part concerning doing what you enjoy; easy to forget that (it really can be such a source of energy, strength, and motivation).
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  2. What a great article - I relate to this so much - particularly love the part about falling down rabbit holes.  (Although, you know what? This was a rabbit hole I’m in now - there are some good things in there!)
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  3. Great article. I think tools like Asana can be really helpful as far as managing tasks is concerned. Of course writing them down first is always a good idea since you must be aware of what you have to do!
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  4. As part of a tiny team of one I found this article very relevant. I’m sure that anybody who gets things done is well aware of the power of listing out the tasks in hand; but applying your criteria to those goals is something that many could overlook.
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  5. This is something that I always have struggled with.  So many spinning plates to manage, and often times I forget to dig deep into one hole instead of digging tens of them.  Great reminder!
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  6. This article is much needed! I too am part of a web team of 2 where I focus on the web design and my coworker is more on the web development end of things, but we frequently cross over and do both sides of the job. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in the quest to find the perfect balance of tasks.
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  7. Great article and fits with several issues being faced beyond just making web sites. This is the first A List Apart article to inspire me to look beyond the website redesign made back in January to try to be both desktop an mobile. 
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  8. Great article. It’s so easy to get lost in all the different tasks pulling at us every day. The concept of stepping back really helps. Thanks!
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  9. I found this to be a great read. I personally take on too much myself and as a result some tasks either get neglected or take longer than they should, because my attention is being shared among different things. I find my problem is that I like to know exactly what’s going on in my business and I want to improve everything. I don’t feel in control if I’m not doing the task myself and I’m too much of a perfectionist to let anyone else do the task.
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