Get Something Done Today
How many times have you looked at the clock, see that the day is almost over and said to yourself, “I didn't get anything done today”?
This is a typical and very human statement to make.
Even if you start the day with a plan, something else always seems to come up and for some reason that interruption takes precedent. Requests from customers, questions from coworkers, text messages from children, there is no end to the list of ways you can get knocked off track.
Fortunately, the new day brings a new opportunity and a chance to do better this time. But what adjustments can be made so as not to repeat the past?
The first step is to have a plan for the day. You cannot expect to get anything done unless you first know what should be done.
Next, you must have identified specific priorities that get your attention no matter what. Not only that, these are the things that need to get done first.
Understand this: You are going to get interrupted and you are going to get knocked off track. All the best plans in the world will not help you if you don't have the discipline to move your “have-to’s” ahead of your “want-to’s.”
Time management is a living, breathing organism. One successful day could be followed by one or more failures. Often times, the difference comes down to preparation and engagement. Never start a day without a plan to make certain that you are answering the question, “What's the best use of my time right now?” with that task best suited for that timeslot.
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Bill Farquharson is a sales trainer for the graphic arts. Email him at Bill@AspireFor.com or call (781) 934-7036. Bill’s two books, The 25 Best Print Sales Tips Ever and Who’s Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing…and How? as well as information on his new subscription-based website, The Sales Vault are available at BillFarquharson.com.