Allison K Williams is having a fabulous year—she hit an ambitious income target, she was named Hippocamp’s Literary Citizen of the Year, and her book came out in September. So why does she feel like she’s drowning in paperwork, and afraid to open her email because something is probably overdue?
“I feel like I can’t trust my own processes—like, a class sells out, but I’m harried the whole time that’s happening. There are 1300+ emails in my inbox—not spam, the stuff that needs to be dealt with—and I’m stuck on low-level tasks like entering names in mailing list apps that really should be automated or delegated. Plus, I’m terrible at scheduling client flow—I’m still stuck in that gig mentality of needing to accept as much work as possible, rather than choosing what I really want to do and will do the most good.”