“Nothing is easier than being busy, and nothing more difficult than being effective.” -Alex MacKenzie
Busy, busy, busy—flying round and round, but what do you have to SHOW for it?
Know the difference between MOTION and PROGRESS by first deciding what metric or RESULT means you’re moving forward. Ask an AM (Before) and PM (After) question to keep you on track. Example: (Before) “What exactly must I accomplish on this phone call to move this transaction forward?” (After) “What exactly did I accomplish on the call, etc”
Be alert to tangible, measurable moves in the positive direction. Stay focused with posted reminders in highly visible areas of your office: “Go for PROGRESS!” “What’s the TANGIBLE RESULT of this task?” “Is this the BEST USE of MY TIME RIGHT NOW??” You will stay more on task and on target for bigger and better ROTI (Return on Time Invested)!