We must be productive not just busy. A friend recently said to me that they no longer work the crazy hours that they used to and instead have found ways to get more done in less time. Part of this comes from focus, part from being efficient, and part from not wasting time. The comment was timely because I had just read an article about this topic.
A few of the ideas mentioned were:
- Focus on what you're trying to accomplish and work backwards to create a plan.
- Delegate when needed and actually let it go of the task...
- Improve communication (i.e. make sure that you only have to send that email once)
What to remember: Don't waste time.