May 28, 2015

Spread too thin


Too much to do.

Too many projects.

Too many priorities.

Too few people.

Spread too thin.

Endless to-do list.

Missing every deadline.

Not enough hours.

Inching forward on fifteen fronts, jumping forward on none.

The busiest people get the most done. Not by being busier – they know to prioritise, organise, delegate, ask for help, focus, convene, deliver.

The busywork people know the same tricks, just don’t use them.

All priorities aren’t equal. Work out how to work together at the top of the list.

Skippy Strategy: If there was only one priority – most important, biggest impact, greatest leverage – what would it be? Invest your time asymmetrically.

Keeping Promises