I’ll now bare my soul to you.
It has always been my belief that it’s because people like me often feel overwhelmed and can’t remember what we are supposed to do first. So those little squares of paper that will stick up anywhere enable me to jot down tasks. And because they don’t get buried on my desk, I see them everywhere.
Surprisingly, they pretty easily organized into 4 groups. Seeing just four groups made me instantly feel more successful. So here are the four categories in case they help you.
- DAILY DO – On a small note I promised to write three or four – and no more – things that had to be done that day. Not my traditional to do list of 39 items. Just a few that I could complete, or at least get the first step done.
- DELEGATE – Why do I think that I have to do everything? The art of delegation is key to building a strong team. No, they won’t do things as I do, but they will enable growth and bring new ideas that no single person can match.
- DIVIDE – Many tasks are huge. That’s probably why they always fall to the bottom of the list. I don’t have time for that one, or I need to gather stuff to get it done. As ‘tis said, “The journey of a million miles begins with one step.”
- DISTRACTIONS – These are the killers. When I feel overwhelmed it’s easy to get distracted by things that aren’t appropriate at the time but enable me to rationalize that I am busy. This is really best done when reviewing the day. How often was I distracted today, and how many of those distractions could have been avoided?
My best Tips have regularly come from you, so this week is a personal tip of mine. Thanks for reading it to the end.
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