I’m a pretty driven guy. I like to get things done, see results, and make a difference in people’s lives. But, that only happens if I am organized and minimize distractions. And it all starts with my planning and my desk.
My best days are when I have a clear plan of action, work on the hardest 50% of my work in the first 90 minutes and have a clear area to work from. And that requires discipline.
Every Friday invest in Monday
Every Friday I have a ritual that saves my bacon and gets me on track for a bullet-proof Monday. I call it my “Friday 15”.
Watch this short video where I explain how I use my Friday 15 to maximize my results, and minimize bozo distractions.
Here’s what I listed in the video:
Get rid of the clutter. There are lots of excuses, but no good reasons. Just a couple of minutes and you have a success-start on the next day.
Do a review: rethink and revise the previous week. Ask: what worked, didn’t work? Look for patterns: what keeps happening that you don’t like and need to change?
Block time for work on important projects. This is critical. You must create chunks of concentrated focus-time, just like you would for a client appointment.
Are you investing in your Friday 15? Let me know in the comments below (I’ll write back).