Monday, April 11, 2011

Too Busy To Blog!

I am writing this post because I am too busy to write this post. I have been scattering my energy and attention all day on a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to, client work, business trip planning, political activism, pro bono nonprofit projects, and personal financial planning. As I started to feel overwhelmed, I did exactly what I advise clients to do: stop and take a deep breath. I am feeling more centered already.

So what is the trick to keeping all those balls in the air and actually accomplishing our objectives? What usually works for me is to: (1) Get serious about priorities. I have found that everything that has to get done, gets done. Some tasks do fall off the bottom of the list, but the sun rises in the East every morning any way. (2) Set aside sufficient blocks of time for specific activities and maintain focus. Multi-tasking is just another word for inefficient. (3) Break longer term projects into manageable chunks and tackle them one at a time. The longest journey begins with a single step. Be persistent; you will get to your destination.

I plan to follow my advice tomorrow. I am hoping for a more productive and satisfying day. I hope you have a great day, too.

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