Now that spring has sprung, taxes are behind us (most of us, anyway!), and Q2 is underway, it’s time to look ahead. Get the quarter off to a great start by asking yourself three very simple questions that can put you—and keep you—on track to personal and professional success, however you define it.
Here you go…
- What do I need to keep doing? Identify processes and activities that are working well for you. Maybe it’s your meeting cadence (smaller and shorter meetings please!), daily task list, team objectives or whatever will get you to the finish line more effectively and efficiently. If possible, tweak the “keep doing” items to make them work even harder for you.
- What do I need to stop doing? Look at your desktop, workload, or calendar and root out the inefficiencies and low-value activities you’re spending time chasing. What are the time-wasters in your world? What can you delegate or outsource to others (and I include personal items that you don’t really need or want to do)? Are there once-enjoyable activities that you’ve simply outgrown? Maybe it’s time to let some of them go.
- What do I need to start doing? This might be the most important question of all. What will help elevate your game? Boost your productivity? Or find more of that ever-elusive white space on your calendar? I like to identify and implement one new objective each quarter that moves me closer to my annual big-picture vision. We’ll get to that in Q4!
All the best,