If you work from home or in a busy office, it can sometimes seem impossible to get work done.
In 2012 I wrote 9 Tips on Working from Home, focusing on how to block out distractions and organise your day’s tasks.
Self Imposed Shift Work
For the 4 million people in the UK who work from home. For far too long I’d get work done by doing a number of 11 hour days followed by a day or two recovering. Apart from being a bit anti-social, it was not that good for my health. Ideas in that post changed how I schedule my working day. I rarely work beyond 7pm now and am far more productive.
However, there was still more I needed to learn about prioritising tasks. The phrase, “You don’t know what you don’t know” was never more true.
My Personal Feedback
With the benefit of webinars, business books and experience, I realised I didn’t know steps 4-7 listed here. I now follow these 7 steps on a daily basis and it certainly has helped me to improve productivity.
Ideas are in the Air
I found the Big Rocks & Little Rocks idea in Chantal Cornelius of Appletree‘s book, One in Ten. She got it from business coach, Melanie Greene. I believe Melanie got it from a book by Stephen Covey. He doesn’t reveal his sources. I digress…