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As we address the “I don’t have enough time.” issue, we’ve talked about narrowing your to-do list to the things that matter and making sure we allocate the right amount of time and energy to those things left on your list that do matter.  But even if you take those steps to clear out and prioritize, you’ll still have to deal with distractions.  So, let’s take a little time to begin addressing those pesky time-wasters. [click to continue…]

Last week we worked on clearing off all those to-dos on your list that don’t really need to be done.  Great start.  If you continue to filter your to-do list and daily plan (grab that planning worksheet if you missed it last week), you’ll be left with only items that are really important.

However, we have another habit that tends to cost of lots of time – we often over-do even those items that really do have to be done. [click to continue…]

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Last week, we faced the fact that we don’t have enough time.  Fortunately, not everything on your to-do list needs to get done.

Most of us fill up to-do lists with things that could be done, “should” be done, and would be nice to get done.  Our idealistic, perfectionist side is driving our to-do list, filling it will all sorts of stuff until we’re totally overwhelmed, wondering how we’ll get it all done.

Good news though – you do not have to do everything on your to-do list. [click to continue…]

How often do you think “I need to get more done in a day. How can I keep everything up?”

Many of us think if we just had a little more time, we could get everything done. You’re of course trying to get all our lawyer work done, and just that is more than you have time for some days, but you would probably also like to spend time with family and friends, have time for yourself, get some sleep, and feel healthy, energized, motivated, and balanced. We can typically only do a good job in one of these categories at a time though… or an ok job in one or two of them… or a lousy job in all of them.

But we’re convinced that there is just one thing holding us back, so when we get that thing right, we’ll finally feel on top of everything. That magical point always seems right around the corner too.

For example:

  • “If I could just get more organized, then I could get more done.” 
  • “When I’ve finally been here a few years, then it will be better.” 
  • “If I could just get up an hour earlier…” 
  • “When I finally get my mornings moving faster….”
  • “If I could just get enough sleep…”
  • “When I finally start prioritizing a little better….”
    “If I could just work from home more…”

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