What do the most successful executives do to manage their workload? What would their best advice be? They would advise you to learn to work smarter – not longer hours. They would tell you to evaluate your schedule closely. Look for components or ‘to dos’ on your schedule that you can delegate. Learn to closely evaluate the things on your schedule that only you can do. Learn your unique skill-sets and the things that differentiate you from the others. Those are the things that only you can do. Other things on your schedule, you can offload and/or delegate.
You can learn to work smart. You can learn smart working skills that will benefit you and insure career progression.
We fall back into our old habits. We lose track of time and begin to spend more and more time at work and less and less time on our responsibilities, time with our families, and time volunteering in our communities. Aim for a constant goal for learning to work smarter, not longer hours.
Your goal today will be to work towards spending your time as efficiently and effectively as you can to best ‘spend’ the valuable resource that you own called time. If you blew it today, tomorrow is a new day and you will start it afresh and anew without guilt for previous days.
Make it a goal to work smarter – not longer hours. Become a productivity genius. It will not only help you to achieve, but it will help you to live a happier, healthier life (and your family will love you for it).
by Bethany Williams