I used to think that showing up late to a meeting showed everyone in the room how important I was. I equated business with success. That’s a larger conversation, but I have learned through experience that it is simply untrue. Showing up late tells everyone else that you don’t care about their time, which is disrespectful and honestly, pretty rude.
When I realized this, I was horrified, and I took immediate steps to change the way I thought about time. I made real changes to my mindset, planning and routine to ensure that I would never be late again.
Entrepreneurs are busy people, and hearing that you need to be on time, all the time might sound impossible, but I promise you, it’s not.
I’ve hit on a formula that works for me, and I’d love for you to try it out. It looks like this:
A to-do is an effective tool for planning ahead and structuring your time, but when it grows faster than you are able to check things off, it feels overwhelming. When this happens, it is no longer helpful.
If you find yourself avoiding your to-do list instead of relying on it, it’s time to change things up. Lucky for you, in my decades of business experience, I’ve been where you are, and I have come up with a proven method to get your to-do list working for you again.
The method involves breaking your to-do list up into four meaningful parts: “Must do,” “Hope to do,” “To delegate,” and maybe most importantly, “To-don’t.”
Through a thoughtful system of prioritizing, decluttering and delegating, you can parse your to-do list into manageable areas and set yourself up for a productive, successful day.
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