Time is Money! Keep more of it. Podcast


Time is Money! Keep more of it.

Some people are born poor, others rich. Some with great parents, others have no parents at all. Some people are born with perfect health or special abilities and others with daunting challenges.
Life can be unfair in so many ways. But there is one area where we all have a level playing field and that area is time. We all have 24 hours in a day and it’s what we do with that 24 hours that determines our destiny. It’s time you started utilizing you time.

Stop, write, and roll

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Do you ever feel like your boss gives you too much work at once?  You can’t focus on what needs to be done because there’s too much to do.   Your mind swims and you jump from one fire (urgent need) to another. As a result, nothing gets done.  How do you sort it all out?

Stop, write and roll…. 

1.  Stop what you are doing, take a deep breath and clear your mind.  This will give you a clean slate to start from.

2.  Write all of the work down in a list.  Get it onto paper where you can evaluate each one and prioritize based on urgency and importance.

3.  Roll through the prioritized list one at a time.  This takes focus and discipline.  There will be phones ringing, emails coming in and instant messages that will pop up.  If need be shut all of it down so you can focus and go into what we call “the cone of silence”.  Make sure there are no distractions taking you off your task.

When each task is complete, be sure to cross out or check them off.  Make it a game and project how many items you will finish by lunch or by the end of the day.  This will give you something to strive for.

Even if you aren’t passionate about your job, there is satisfaction knowing you put out a bunch of fires and your boss will be grateful for it.

Please leave other tips on how to handle work overload in the comments.