“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney
I’m an organisation geek, however I still like a bit of chaos. I don’t colour code things, and I’m not aiming to be a perfectionist when I do things – this wasn’t always the case though – I’ve learnt to be more flexible, yet still maintain an organised, productive life and business.
Of course, the true challenge is time: How to get the most out of it without feeling overwhelmed.
- Clear Your Head
Anything that is non-urgent I jot it down in my diary that I carry around in my handbag. This isn’t my pretty ‘Daily Greatness Diary’, it’s just one that I do my ‘brain dumps’ into. I tend to note take any non-urgent tasks for the following week.
2. Categorise Your Tasks
Every Sunday I have my ‘Strategy Sunday’ time, where I sit down and re do my ‘brain dump’ list and categorise it into four sections: Stuff I need to delegate, stuff I need to do for the business, stuff I need to do for life and stuff I don’t need to do anymore. And within those categories I can then identify what are the ‘top priority’ items.
3. Organise Your Week
Once I’ve categorised everything, I can then schedule my week using my Daily Greatness Journal with my ‘Top Priorities’. As long as my top priorities are scheduled, the rest I can do when I have time and it will be clearer to see when I have time to do the other ‘non urgent’ tasks.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain