During my workshops, I sometimes ask participants to describe their biggest challenges. You might be surprised to learn that time management often comes before getting or keeping clients. We can’t really manage time, but we can manage our activities. So, this week, I want to see if I can shift your perspective on this important subject.
If you find that you have created a traditional to-do list, which has grown to 31 pages and is leaving you feeling overwhelmed, take a minute to put it in the trash can. Or at least put it away in your drawer for now.
Before you do this, however, pull from your list the six things you most want to accomplish and put them on a sheet of paper that you can keep in a prominent place on your desk.
Prioritize those six things — and only those six things — from most important to least important. Then begin working on #1 right now, taking it as far as it can go today. Tomorrow, perhaps you can move on to #2, and so on.