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Who is Planning Your Day?
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Marsha Egan, CSP - Workplace Productivity Coach and E-mail Expert Marsha Egan, CSP - Workplace Productivity Coach and E-mail Expert
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Dateline: Nantucket , MA
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 

Planning your day and your work may seem like a complete ‘no-brainer’, but you’d be surprised how many of us fail to do so consistently and effectively.

The more you plan, the more effectively your time will be spent. Being busy and being productive are two completely different things and, the more productive you can be, the less busy you have to be! Effective planning is the key to accomplishing your most important tasks.

Here are a few tips to help you plan your work and home life more effectively:

  • Set aside some planning time. Just 10 minutes can make all the difference. Most people find that either the beginning or the end of the day is the best time for them. Review your life and business priorities together, and try to do the same on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, to give yourself visibility of your upcoming priorities.
  • Know what your priorities are. You can’t plan ahead if you don’t know what is most important at what times. In order to work effectively, you need to be able to see the big picture.
  • Never confuse ‘urgent’ with ‘important’. These are two separate concepts, and most people have the habit of ‘fire-fighting’, always handling the urgent things, regardless of how high they actually should be on the priority list. Don’t let someone else’s crisis or poor planning lose you your focus on what you need to do.
  • Expect interruptions! We all have them on a daily basis; it’s just that most of us won’t know when they’ll happen. If you ignore the fact that you’ll be interrupted when you plan, you’ll end up disappointed that you didn’t achieve a full day’s tasks on your list. Give yourself some ‘wriggle-room’.
  • Keep yourself ‘in check’. As you progress through your day, make sure you’re working on the most important stuff right now.
About Marsha Egan, CPCU, CSP, PCC, ICF-Certified CoachMarsha Egan, is CEO of the Egan Group, Inc., Nantucket MA and an internationally recognized professional speaker. She is a leading authority on email productivity. Her acclaimed ?12 Step Program for E-Mail E-ddiction? received international attention, being featured on ABC Nightly News, Fox News, and newspapers across the globe. In early 2009, the program was adapted into a book, Inbox Detox and the Habit of E-mail Excellence (Acanthus 2009 - http://InboxDetox.com/book) Marsha works with forward-thinking organizations that want to create a profit-rich and productive email culture. Marsha was named one of Pennsylvania?s Top 50 Women in Business in 2006.
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