Dear Maya, I delegate a hundred little things in a week. How can I make sure every single one of them got done? Should I go through my sent mail once a week to see what’s still out there? Sincerely, Outbox Checker . . .
This Is How I Do It
I’ve got big dreams and a small child so tips for the work-hard-sleep-short set are my sweet spot. I appreciate when a blogosphere tidbit saves me time or money, and I hope to pay it forward with how-to posts like those shown below.
I knew I had a problem when, in a meeting with a couple of block-print Moleskin types, I pulled out a crumpled piece of bright yellow legal pad paper and began jotting down some notes. They watched my pen like a movie trailer. Now, granted, part of this reaction was due to my red lacquer pen with a dragon pattern etched in gold. But these super-organized colleagues were mostly staring at the notes themselves—loopy non sequitur scrawls on unmoored paper. I vowed that when we met again, I’d have . . .
September 24, 2013 marked a big milestone in my personal productivity journey. It was the first jam-packed day of meetings that I navigated without adding anything to my (already full) to-do list. I had two face-to-face meetings and a conference call before noon and managed to escape them all task-free. Wow! For once, I was free to actually follow up on my previously committed commitments. (Well, until the next round of meetings.) Throughout the meetings, I didn’t volunteer to be the scribe or . . .