Problem: I get distracted too quickly. Become so engrossed,
PDFS to print and download:
- You have more control than you think
- Time is a limited source. Spend the time on a way that will bring you, what you want in your life.
- Work life balance: It depends on your values and it changes
- You teach people how to treat you: set some boundaries
- The art of doing everything: http://www.fastcompany.com/3021510/most-productive-people-the-art-of-doing-everything
- Create a plan so you can change your plans: prioritize most important work first
- Keep detailed notes. Keep track of how long tasks take you.
- Break tasks down into smaller steps
- Urgent vs important
- Rather than looking to save bits of time here and there, start by asking yourself exactly what you’re saving that time for. Make a list of anything you want to do more of in your life.
- Due date
- Who the work is for
- Steps to take
- Estimate of time needed
- Start date
- Break down time in 15-30 minutes intervals
- Build and develop categories:Commuting, readings, assisting team members, relaxation, researching,
- Be honest and disciplined
- Afterwards, you can tine tune your schedule
- Strategic Reserve Time: Drawing from book (The Juggler’s Guide to Managing Multiple Projects) Basic job functions – how long it takes me to finish them – all commitments = strategic time available
- Do I typically get special requests?
Resources to read and watch:
- How Millionaires Schedule Their Day: 1-Page Productivity Tool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLYwz3JUsLw
- 7 Tips for Managing Your Schedule Like a Pro: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/243962
- How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/243962
Spend these quiet hours on your most high-value tasks. Energy Project CEO Tony Schwartz wakes up and immediately throws 90 minutes at the most crucial job for the day. Author and investor Whitney Johnson wakes up and writes before her inner critic can start criticizing it. How to be most effective on email: Don’t do it first thing, says Julie Morgenstern, author of the clearly stated Never Check E-mail in the Morning. “Early birds get a jump-start before the true pressures of the workday hit,” she says. “Use those hours for the deep-thinking work.”