- Prioritize your relationships
Perform a weekly checkup. This will help you see the bigger picture of priorities as it relates to the relationships most important in your life.
- Make your priorities actionable
Set aside time at the beginning of each week to prioritize your to-do list. Be sure to create action items for each task. Add time contingent items as a task in your calendar. Add everything else to a larger running to-do list. Move through your work days with intention rather than constantly playing catchup on suddenly sprouting items.
- Schedule Strategically
Organize commitments based on when you are able to function at your peak and practice time blocking. Save items requiring less focus for your off-times.
- Covet Your Time
Before accepting an invite for a meeting, ask yourself if the time spend will get you closer to your weekly goals. Schedule clear work-blocks to tackle your biggest priorities.
- Find a mind dump
Find an app that you like (ie. OneNote) that will serve as your personal mind dump. Store notes, ideas, dreams, random thoughts and more. Having it all in one place prevents you from wasting time searching for that random scrap paper that you scribbled a note onto.
- Upgrade your team communication tool
Utilize direct messaging system rather than cluttering your email with quick questions and correspondence. This makes your internal communications a priority.
- Be transparent
When team members are unclear about what the firm’s goals are and what role they play in achieving those goals, you end up with lost productivity. Use strategic planning methods so that the planning of goals and expected results are clear to everyone. This also serves to allow your team to understand which initiatives are most important.