February 10, 2017

The backlog


There’s always plenty to do. It backs up. Another day, another fire to put out or an employee to coach or a customer to meet or a presentation to prepare.

All the little things.

The five minutes to one hour things, the things that are important but not burning, the things to consider carefully but that are only important to you, the things that no one’s waiting for, even if they’ll effect everyone.

The things you have to do but don’t want to do.

The things you want to do but don’t need to do.

They back up. Sit there. Looking at you looking at them. Depressing you. Overwhelming you with their number and their tenure on the to-do but not-quite-important-enough-to-actually-do list.

One thing you could do … wouldn’t be so much trouble …


Maybe, keep on cracking through.

Skippy strategy: One thing at a time.