I used to hate the P-word: Procrastination.
I hated it because I thought it meant that I'm lazy, incompetent and a fraud. What I didn't realise back then was that procrastination actually originates from fear or other confrontational emotions such as lack of self esteem, perfectionism, doomsday thinking or other types of personal, familial or social conditioning. Basically, some time in my life I accepted a fact that I, in some way, simply was not good enough.
Management by crisis Poor planning Multitasking Phone interruptions Drop-ins Ineffective delegation Being disorganised Lack of inner parenting around inner boundaries Lack of inner parenting around outer boundaries Procrastination Meetings Paperwork Not finishing tasks - having to come back to tasks Poor people selection for specific tasks Using work time to socialise Confusion around responsibilities Ineffective and poor communication Traveling to and from meetings Poor proc
Write down your goals (as outlined in the blog titled On the Importance of Planning) Make sure your goals are challenging enough to propel you forward but achievable enough to establish and continue building positive momentum for your business and for your working week. Each goal should be specific, measurable and should have a deadline or a timeline. Establish if you are the best person to take on this goal. Is someone more competent in fulfilling this goal? Should you deleg
Planning is an essential element of time management. If you plan your days pro-actively, rather than just letting them happen, you will have a higher sense of control and flow about your work and your life. This planning is what allows much of my lifestyle business, where no matter where I am in the world, once I have an internet connection, I can fill my days in pretty much whatever way I want to. This includes having the flexibility to travel wherever I please any time of t