Do you value your time?
You may say you do.
Yet, your actions and behavior convey a different message. You let others schedule, interrupt, and otherwise squander it at will.
If your time is such a precious resource, why do you let others take it freely?
Meetings are one of the biggest time wasters in most companies.
Yet, much of this pain is self-inflicted.
Poorly run meetings lead to wasted time, de-moralized employees, and loss of productivity.
Are meetings in your company run efficiently?
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 keep your most important documents?
Perhaps, you have a filing cabinet. Or even a shoebox where you put important papers.
It doesn’t really matter where you keep them, as long as you have one place you always know to look for them.
Could you locate your important papers quickly if you needed to?
“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?