One of the things I find very useful is to give a lot of thought to this the night before. So for example, today is Monday morning, and last night (Sunday night), I sat down and went through what I need to do today.
I sat down and looked at what’s my list of priorities going to be for first thing this morning. If I get these things put to bed, then I know that will make a big difference to my job, and that’s my priority.
It’s easy to go into work and the phone goes, mail goes and email goes, but a lot of the times it’s just not productive. To get 4-5 things done every day, if I can make that happen, then that will make a big difference to my business and to the time level that I have.
So to me it’s all about preparation. Get those 4 or 5 things that you know is going to make a big difference to your business, then that will make a massive difference to giving you more time every day of every week.
By Frank O’Donnell, Professional Equity Solutions Ltd. in South Queensferry, Edinburgh, UK