I hope you are doing well this second Monday of December. I’ve been having a jolly time hosting daily webinars that started December 1 as a part of our 12 Days of Christmas this year. Office Dynamics is celebrating this month of giving by presenting free 30-minute webinars for 12 business days in a row. That’s a pretty heavy duty schedule but I’m having a blast. My partner-in-crime, Jasmine Freeman and I are making these webinars educational and festive. Each day we think of something new to surprise our attendees plus give away some great gifts such as on-line learning and conferences on demand. The response from our attendees has been tremendous.
I have been preparing to teach the last 2 modules of my 12 part Star Achievement Series to a long-time client in Charlotte in early August.
In so doing, I came across a piece I love, but can’t take credit for and want to share it with you. I bet like me, you never thought about creating a Don’t Do list. By the way, I love Daniel Pink’s work and encourage you to dig deeper into the resources he offers.
Please feel free to share this with your colleagues and family.
The Law of “Don’t Do”
By Daniel Pink (The Flip Manifesto)
(The two most influential management gurus), Jim Collins and Tom Peters have long advised companies what to do. But both suggest that the secret to high performance for individuals is deciding what not to do. For instance, if you’re reading this at your desk, somewhere within an arm’s length is your “to-do” list. Many of us can’t imagine daily life without it. A to-do list focuses our attention and delivers a delicious dose of dopamine to our brains each time we cross off an item. [Read more…]
I’m sure you can relate to this week’s message. My ‘To Do’ list is getting bigger and bigger; I am managing more people than ever before; and more people need my time and attention than ever before. Additionally, it is important for me to go to service on Sunday mornings and make time to see my children and grandchildren-family is very important to me. Then, probably like you, I run errands most of the day on Saturday. Whew. I’m worn out just thinking about it all. How about you? Do you feel the same way? Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one who feels like I need an 8th day of the week and about 5 more hours a day. Even if that were to occur, it still would not be enough for all the things I want to do in life. Often I have to stop the cycle going in my mind, breathe, relax and regroup before moving forward. Like me, I’m sure you are in the a similar situation trying to manage time and priorities when we seem to have way too little time and way too many priorities. Here’s are some very simple tips, when practiced often can help you gain control over this overwhelm. [Read more…]