November 5th 2007
Q. If there’s one thing I would like to change it’s the fact that I struggle with procrastination. What tip, or tips, do you have for breaking someone of the procrastination habit?
A. Most people struggle with procrastination from time-to-time. One of the strategies I encourage executives to try is pairing up with a fellow staff member and be accountability partners. Each morning, share with one another what three things (including your least favorite task) that you would like to accomplish for the day, and then get together at the end of the day to share with one another what you accomplished. (more…)
April 24th 2007
Q. You seem to live a balanced life and have your priorities in order. I have an incredibly busy schedule and find it nearly impossible to schedule a family vacation What’s your advice on how to be loyal to my employer, but equally loyal to my family by making time for family vacations?
A. First, although I try to stay balanced and make the best decisions for my family, I’m not always balanced and my decisions don’t always fall in favor of my family. (more…)
November 10th 2006
Q. Help! I’m struggling with time management. I know I can be successful in sales, but I’ll never be successful if I don’t develop a time management system. o you have any recommendations?
A. Check out the Franklin-Covey day planner system and classes they offer, and invest in and read “Time Traps,” by Todd Duncan.
October 19th 2006
Q. I’m not a very good time manager and curious if you have one or two strategies you could share to improve time and project management?
A. Time is one of our most precious assets. I recommend starting each day by first investing time in prioritizing your tasks – most important tasks to your least important tasks. Then, work as though you will be going on vacation the next day and need to get everything on your list completed or you can’t go on your trip.
Give this a try today and see if it makes a difference in your productivity.