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#3: Failing to say, “no”.
I now offer an entire seminar entitled “The Fine Art of Saying “No!’” It’s for people who have not learned how and when to master this simple, two-letter word that can save you enormous amounts of time. Don’t get me wrong:… Read More
#4: Working in clutter.
You’ve probably heard the old saying that a clean desk is a sign of the sick mind. It’s very popular, especially among people with messy desks. You can make all the excuses you want, but the more clutter you work in, the longer it will take you to do what your more efficient competitors have already done.
The best way to clear a messy desk is… Read More
#5: Not writing things down.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a very picky eater. I like things exactly the way I ask for them. If I’m in a restaurant and I have a server who takes my order without writing it down, all I can say is it better be right when I get it. I don’t mind if somebody has a photographic memory. In fact, I’ve often said if I could be a superhero, that would be the power I would want most. However, if somebody is not writing down my order because they’re being lazy and it comes out wrong, I’ll be sending it back.
If you are like most people, me included, you… Read More
#6: Personal interruptions
Do you have a plan for dealing with personal interruptions? These come in all forms including phone calls, emails, texts, children, pets, visitors, etc. They are inevitable. Your goal should not be how to avoid having interruptions but rather, how to best deal with interruptions when they occur.
When you begin your day, anticipate that you are going to be interrupted. You can divide your… Read More