10 tips to tame your Type A, kick the butterfly brain + rock your biz

type a personality traits

If you are an entrepreneur, chances are you are reading this whilst eating, tweeting and mainlining the next ebook on your list.

Well hellooooo Type A.

According to Simply Psychology:

“Type A personalities experience a constant sense of urgency: Type A people seem to be in a constant struggle against the clock.  Often, they quickly become impatient with delays and unproductive time, schedule commitments too tightly, and try to do more than one thing at a time, such as reading while eating or watching television.”

Right, and we also have scatter brains and are prone to overwhelm.

Type A personality traits are generally overachievement, conscientious behaviour,  a tendency to be highly strung, driven, ambitious + often competitive. You get the idea.

type a personality traits

All the tabs open but no-one is home

Does this ring-a-ding-ding?

This week in my awesome community on Facebook (ahem), Marylin raised the awesome question of dealing with this butterfly brain syndrome.

“Staying focussed. How do you do it? I’m anything  BUT. I am a type A personality and always have tons of tabs open at once, and I can never seem to actually read even one post through without thinking and then searching for loads of different ideas at the same time. Which ends up with me basically not really taking anything in properly and then wasting the time I have to read/get ideas etc.  It’s like I have this butterfly mind that’s constantly flitting from idea to idea!  Anyone else like this? Do you have any tips/tricks?”

You bet I do.

Let’s kick that butterfly brain and get your productivity + biz back on the rockstar track.  

Check out my links below to awesome resources + give yourself permission to read them ONE AT A TIME (and remember, I can SEEEE YOOUUUU).

1. Stop the overwhelm + take some time out

2. Mindsweep your brain to give it some space

3. Go Pomodoro + do one thing at a time

4. Make those brainwaves alpha friendly + stay in the zone

5. Get out of your inbox with the Email Game, smart folder hacks, SaneBox + Unroll.me

6. Stop the alerts when you are working.

7. Get out of the house/office/box + get some air

8. Read this post on Effective Time Management for Superhuman Entrepreneurs

9. Book me for a one to one session to get clear on your workflow + master some smart tech hacks to set that genius brain free.

10. Read this Buzzfeed list of 26 signs you are a type A personality, laugh + agree with them.


I promise you, darling Type A soulmate, that the world will not end if you unplug.

Just for a while.

How do you keep you Type A-ness on track? What 3 tips do you use? Share them below I would love to hear!

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Jo Gifford

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