Prioritizing Tasks: What Comes First?

If you have more tasks to do than time to do them in, you are prioritizing – intentionally or unintentionally.   Unintentional methods of prioritization include: Recency Effect. What arrived last gets done first. This is pretty much how an email inbox works....

Why Am I Procrastinating?

Everyone procrastinates from time to time – it’s human nature. We put off writing a report, calling potential clients, or starting what we consider a boring job. Here are a few of the excuses we give: I don’t have enough information. I’ll have more time tomorrow.   I...

How to Create a Powerful To-Do List

You stink at remembering things. Blunt, but true.   In speaking engagements, I often tell participants, “You are fired from the job of remembering stuff.”   Yet, so many people rely on their brains to keep up with the things they need to do.   If you...