There’s so much to be said for technology, it has given us instant access to a whole world, no universe of things. If we had a question about something “BI” (Before Internet) we waited until the weekend, went to the library, scanned through a million index cards, walked up and down book aisles, found the right book, looked through the contents page, fo und the section we wanted, read that section until we found the answer we needed, or went back and found another book if the first one didn’t answer the question.
Now we google stuff. Cool hey?
“BI” we used to phone our friends at a pre-agreed time, leave a message if they weren’t home, and sit on the step and talk for hours once we got in touch with them.
Now we Snapchat or PM them on Facebook (and when I say we…well I don’t have snapchat, call me a dinosaur if you want, see if I care).
The downside is that somehow we have created this instant, face paced world where everyone wants everything NOW. And we also want everything NOW for ourselves. Which somehow, leads to a world of overwhelmed people with too many things to do and not enough time!
There’s a million places you can read about time management, determining what’s important, seeking help when you need it. I’ve read lots of them, and gained some great insights, and probably forgotten more.
Tip 1. Write a list. A big one.
I like to break my lists into categories, and mine isn’t exactly a list, it goes on a large piece of unlined paper in boxes with different coloured pens (I’m a creative). This is a master list of all things in the universe you want or need to do. As you go to write something down, ask yourself if you really need to be doing it, and leave it off if you don’t. I do it for my whole life not just business. So the kind of groups I might have are property/house/horses/bills/existing clients/marketing/accounts/team/ and the list goes on like that. However you break yours down is up to you.