Have you ever had several weeks go by and feel like you haven’t accomplished one thing? This happens all the time. Life gets in the way. Not only are there 10 work projects going on at the same time, but personal life is just as busy…maybe you have visitors, sickness, new babies, landscape projects or just things that need to get done! Life events happen and they take your full focus! You shouldn’t feel bad about that. Life throws us curves all the time…but what is the most important thing in life? What is the most important thing you need to focus on at this very moment? If you are feeling guilty or overwhelmed…STOP…nothing else really matters at this moment. Take a step back to break it down into more manageable steps.
This is difficult to do! Our first thought is “we can do this”…we are very good at multi-tasking…we can just get it all done at once…we work on writing that policy and procedure while we are on the conference call…trying to pay attention to both. Doing this is a sure way to accomplish less work. The quality of the work is not near what you are capable of and then you missed the major message in the conference call. AND now you have to redo the policy and procedure or spend more time on it and you didn’t truly listen on the call so now you are delayed at starting the next project. So what do we do…we must get things done! Start with scheduling your day. If you know you have a conference call and you must complete the policy and procedure (among other things) then make a list of tasks your must accomplish putting them in order of priority. Keep the promise to yourself to turn off the bells and whistles of your phone and computer and truly focus on the conference call without anything else in front of you…take notes if you must. This will help keeping your hands busy and maybe you will capture the very essence of the call.
Challenge yourself today to focus on what matters…take the time to plan your day…structure it in a way where at the end you will feel AMAZING! Head into the weekend with peace knowing you have performed with purpose. Good luck and let me know how it is going! “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” ~ David Rockefeller