“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”
- Lee Iacocca
On this week’s podcasts our topic is “Change.” At the core of what we’re talking about, and all that Tools To Life teaches is the old adage: “Do what you’ve always done, and get what you’ve always gotten.” A lot of us justify shelving our dreams and goals by saying that we simply don’t have enough time in the day to get the things we say we want.
If you’re going to get what you want, you’re going to have to make a few tweaks to how you approach your day. This doesn’t mean making drastic changes, but making small adjustments, baby steps to the processes you use to get things done. By increasing focus and learning to “single-task” you can experience significant gains in productivity and the amount of free time you have. And that brings us to this week’s question of the week…
What tweaks do you think you could make to your daily schedule to increase your productivity and focus at work? How could you do the same with your personal goals? Share your thoughts and experiences with managing your time. If you haven’t done so already, have a listen to today’s podcast: “Managing Time” and share your thoughts on what tweaks you could make to your daily habits to increase your productivity.
Check back regularly to read how other’s are staying focused and getting things done. Together we will share, learn, and make positive changes to increase our productivity!
Yes, Baby!...I've come a long way!
It's taken time and a lot of learning to get me here but I have overcome codependency, poor selfesteem and am on the right track with my fitness.
...as I was beginning to say...I am happy where I sit right now and yet I have come across a tweak in perception that has taken me to greater productivity and overall happiness and peace of mind. It's a Zen way of looking at things and it sounded so simple when I first came across it but the power it has is amazing! The principle is that you only have the "now", as we all have heard before, but it was pointed out to me that whether we have one thing or ten things to do we can only do one thing at a time in the now...that's it...no such thing as multitasking...in that small alotted space of "now" we can only do one thing. As soon as I fully understood that I realized that I could not be "too busy" or "overwhelmed" because reality is that I only have one thing I can possibly do at a time. Sounds bizarre but physically all stress has faded from my tasks and I have more focus and energy to do that one thing well that I get lots of "one things" done. And if I feel that I am losing the "now" and focusing on the nine or more other things I just breath deep and I get back to the truth of the now. Way cool!
I have never been a good multitakser and several years back I acknolwedge this to myself. I have been confronted with this in the work environment and my response it usually that I do one thing at a time, I do it very well, and then I move on to the next one. I am a fan of Zen to Done which is an offshoot of Paul Allen's GTD. Probably the best thing I took from it was not only to do just one thing at a time, but when I make my list each day I only put three things on it. Does this mean I am only going to get through the day doing three things - probably not. If i focus on three important things each day the urgent stuff will usually take care of itself.
Just do it as fast as you can, so that I can get other things done. I hate standing around.
for me i also make a list the night beforeof the things that i need to get done by the end of the week then i order them in importance to me then i take the top 3andput that on my daily to do list i am to the point of starting to be happy again i love this program because i am learning about who i am and what i represent in this world and to other people