Written by David Terry, Executive Director of the WT Enterprise Center. For more information about the WT Enterprise Center visit www.IncubationWorks.com.
Let’s face it, we can’t “manage” time. Given the same number of hours in each day, we can only make use of the time we have. In this time of year, when we are considering plans and aspirations for 2013, it seems like there’s not a moment to spare. It’s difficult to create more space in our already hectic schedules, yet, the work continues.
In an effort to be our best and work within our strengths, while doing the activities that give us the most energy, a method that has worked for several of my business clients is called “strategic doing.” Instead of trying to “create” more time, it simply is a matter of working with purpose. As you go about your daily activities, ask yourself three questions: 1) Why am I doing this activity? 2) Is this activity urgent or important? 3) Who else could be doing this just as well as or better than me?
At the end of each day, review the day’s activities. Ask yourself: What was the most important use of time? What activities gave me energy? How can I empower others by delegating tasks? Then, be intentional about your activities for the next day, and the next, and so on.
Feedback: A) Let us know how you plan to implement “strategic doing.” B) Let us know the results.