Have you ever wanted to say yes to a request, but couldn’t because of your current obligations?
You wanted to say yes. But, you were already overbooked.
Frustratingly, when you examine the items you are bogged down with, they are less important that the one you want to say yes to.
To prevent this situation, you have to say no before you can say yes.
You try to do it all.
Often, that leads to many things started and nothing done. Or you don’t get to your most important work, because you are busy doing everything else.
If you want to get more done, you need to do less in your day.
“Where do you want to go for lunch?”
“I don’t know. Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know. Wherever you want.”
“I don’t care.”
This conversation happens too often.
If you can’t make simple decisions, how are you going to make the tough ones?
When you open your inbox what do you see?
Probably the same messages that were present the last time you opened your email app. The emails that you glanced at, but then left in your inbox.
If you are going to look at your email, make sure you do something with it.
We all know the “late rush.”
It’s not fun.
Hurrying to that next meeting. Driving too fast to an appointment. Or even doing less than your best work on a deliverable that is now overdue.
When was the last time you were early? To a meeting? With a deliverable? Or reaching a goal?
You might be wondering, “How early is early anyway?”
You spend lots of time bragging about the things you do, whether they are big or small.
(In fact, some people seem to do more bragging than doing.)
Yet, just as important are the things that you choose not to do.
What are you not doing that you can brag about?
Ever go looking for something you wrote down, but you just don’t know where you wrote it down?
Taking notes is crucial to your productivity, however you need to be consistent in where you take those notes.
To minimize your efforts, you need a notebook.
In fact, what you need is one place for your notes.
I often get asked for time management advice, coaching, and training.
Many of those asking often say that they don’t have time for time management.
To address that need, I am pleased to announce my new online TMN time management course.
The other day someone asked me when I have time to do all the writing and website work that I do.
I told them that I do my writing every day from 4AM–6AM.
They told me, “That’s crazy! I would never do that.”
Maybe they wouldn’t… but I would.
Is that crazy… or just productive?
When asked about personal organization and cleanliness, most people start talking about their home, their office, or maybe their desk.
However, there is another area of organization that most people don’t like to talk about.
Today, I want to talk about your car.