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Making the most out of today – at the last minute

Wed ,11/05/2011

It’s early in the morning and I’m on my way to work. Already issues are looming; I’m expecting a crazy runaway day. Sound familiar?

What can we do to salvage something, to make some real progress rather than spending the day being reactive?

Here’s my plan:
1 Take control. Spend the first 5 minutes at work making a plan for the day. This will result in a prioritised todo list.
2 Book time in my calendar to action at least one of the top non-reactive tasks.
3 Look to address the underlying causes of reactive problems rather than simply getting things going again. I’m sure there’s a saying about that – a stitch in time… Even if today is not fun, this way it won’t happen again!
4 Apply relentless optimism. It makes the toughest of days more fun and combined with Never ever giving up it helps achieve the best possible outcome.

Got any tips? I’d love to hear them.