If you’re like me, you’ve tried the journals, the To Do lists, and Post it notes… you name it, looking for a super simple time management strategy.
I mean, I have yet to meet a person who tells me, “I just wish I had less time to get everything done.” Kinda comical, right?
My Private Coaching Clients and Boot Campers love having a great sense of accomplishment by using this super simple time management strategy. I invite you to do it for your next two days and then tell me what you think.
The truth is that the most important thing to do each day is to determine what to make important-what to prioritize. Most individuals simply make their massive To Do list(s) and then fall into bed exhausted and still not feeling very productive. I want to help you kick this defeating habit to the curb.
Identify your top 3 areas of priority for today. Ie self care, marketing, team building, finances, kids, marriage, etc)
Identify ONE task for each priority. Consider asking yourself “What’s the one thing that I can do today such that by doing it everything else will become easier or unnecessary? I learned that from Jay Papasan and Gary Keller in their book The One Thing.
Begin your day by completing the very first thing on your list. When this task is DONE (no half ways), move to #2 and complete it. Then #3.
Here’s how this might look:
Step 1: List your 3 Priorities
- Kids, Self Care, Marketing
Step 2: Now list 1 Task per priority
- Kids: Add personal note to lunch bag
- Self Care: 60-minute yoga class at 12:30
- Marketing: Outline email sequence for Top 10 landing page
Step 3: Follow through with your plan from #2 above
You will likely do WAY more than these 3 tasks. That’s ok and natural to do.
The purpose of this powerful habit is to carve out the space to prioritize your time with intentional thought meaning, choose ONE task per priority and then to feel GREAT about your productivity at the end of the day.
Trust me on this being “finished for the day” is such a rewarding experience.
Need more guidance? Reach out. I gotch you.