Wednesday, March 6, 2013
3 Strategies for Staying On Track
1. Write it Down -- But not all if it mind you. If I added everything I should do, my list would be overwelming, so I make a list with the BIG points. And I make it a viewable list. This small whiteboard does the trick.
I also break my day's schedule down my WORK (things that make me money) and NON-WORK (still work, but of the housework variety).
2. Stay Focused -- That's hard to do sometimes, but I've found using a timer is a big help and breaking my time down into manageable chucks even better. Some days that might only be for 20 minutes at a time. But those 20 minutes while my timer is ticking away, I'm focused.
The timer also works when I get too focused (or should I say fixated). For me, that's research. I can spend way too much time. Or it works when I want to limit my playing time (like Pinterest).
What works best for me, it's about an 80/20 split. That's is 80% of my time doing what needs to be done and 20% and no work with a little fun stuff thrown in.
3. Understand a Crash Can Happen -- I just don't beat myself up. Instead, I get to my feet, dust myself off and go at it again.
After all Coco Channel once said: "Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable."
Hmm, I wonder if she ever fell on her head!?
Have a good evening, everyone!