It amazes me how, when a person has too, they can handle multiple priorities at seemingly one time. There is a danger in that though… if you don’t have a way to track the projects you have and are committed to blocking specific times to work on each… you’re doomed!
I know from first hand experience that if the two, tracking methodology and time blocking, are missing… it’s a rough way to go. Thankfully, my good friend Scott Manning, known for getting “a ton of c*@p done” has taught me some of his magic. I’ll share it with you in just a minute.
When you go to a great restaurant do you tell your friends about it? Do you recommend it to your friends and associates? I know I do and although I shouldn’t take it personally when a person doesn’t go to taste and see for themselves… but I do! I am working on that, but I’m just not there yet. You might be wondering, “Did you forget what you were talking about Jack?” The answer is a simple “NO.” You see I have recommended Scott to many of you and although he’s not a restaurant, he does provide nourishment! Nourishment for your wallet and well being that is!
Here are just 2 of the many things Scott taught me… 1.) Block time for the things you need to do. More than that… block enough time for each thing. I wasn’t doing that so consequently, many “things” would be about half cooked and I would jump to something else. 2.) Tie the list of things you have to do to the money they’re worth to you. The priorities quickly rise to the top. Something else I wasn’t doing.
In the remaining 33 days of 2011, make your list. Tie money to the items and then block enough time to get the things done!