If you’re not going to be able to give something your all, I believe it’s better to admit it up front and figure out another way to address it. The alternative — sliding into that passive grey zone of mechanical execution — is depressing.
On a monthly basis, I spend a day on strategy and planning for the following 30 days. I map out my priorities – my “quadrant 2”, important-but-not-as-urgent tasks that I want to make sure receive the proper attention in the busyness of the days ahead. But what exactly is “proper attention”?
So the calendar works for me, but like most of us, I don’t work in a vacuum; the core team at Actionable is 11 people. That’s 10 other busy people who I now really needed/wanted to work around my calendar choices. What do you do?
One of the fringe benefits of relocating on a regular basis is that the new environment provides a natural opportunity to reset. To get deliberate about how we craft our days, and where we focus our energies. This is not unlike, I’m appreciating, the habitual setting of “New Year’s Resolutions” that so many of us…
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