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Get out of 'Firefighting'
Make the Commitment: Don't just
talk about it. Do it. Make it a goal. Make sure
you're not fooling yourself and paying lip service
Inventory & Rate Your Tasks: Make a list of all your tasks (including the ones
you should be doing, but aren't) rate them from
1 to 3 with 1 being high priority, 2 being middle
and 3 is low.
Set Aside Time for High Priority Items: Make sure you focus your most productive time
of the day on the 1 items, rather than the urgent
Clear off Your Desk at Day's End: Clear
off your desktop and set out the top #1 item for
Email Yourself a Rated Task List for
Tomorrow: Check off the completed items,
add in any new ones, carry over the ones that
aren't complete and send the prioritized list
to yourself as an email. Print it out in the morning
and use it as your guide.
If All Else Fails And You're
Still Stuck in Firefight Mode
Work at Home: See if you can
work from home one day a week where there are
fewer fires to put out. Finally, set up a "do
not disturb" hour for yourself during your
most productive time of the day.