Monday, April 16, 2007

Ambition in Advance

I did not feel I was very productive this weekend. Although I did get through all my emails so start with a clean slate. I was a bit tired. Perhaps from travel to Chicago on Friday (travel tends to make me tired for some reason). Or perhaps from the 17.8 mile run on Saturday (thats a long distance for me). Many of the things I did this weekend I just did not do efficiently. Some because they were tasks that I am not good at.

So the technique I am using to get me productive again is good old fashioned planning. I call it ambition in advance. If I set the stage properly, I become productive.

I find if I plan ahead, I tend to get things done. So last night I planned to get up early. I set out my work out clothes which makes sure I will be at the gym first thing. I have my top 5 list - the top 5 things I want to accomplish today.

I love early mornings. It is so quiet. Also makes for the good start on a day. I feel ahead already.

3 Comments:

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Hi, Jim,

I found your website from a book review you posted to Amazon on "The E-Myth Revisited". I'm listening to that on audiobook right now.

It's encouraging that a leader of a large business like SYNNEX Canada shares his experiences via a blog like this. Thanks!

Jason Asbahr
President
Roxor Games, Inc.

 
At 3:45 AM, Anonymous Alan said...

Preparing the right clothes and other things for the next day is the best way to save time. Most of us are underestimating our task. It's better if we plan and prepare things ahead of time.

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Fran said...

Planning is probably the most common way of saving time but most of us keep on committing the same mistake. I think that our dress is one factor we always forget.

 

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