Hi New Years folks!

Are you just now sitting down to get some good work done? Do you find that you sometime have the right INTENTION and then see by 5pm that that intention starts to fall by the wayside?

People approach this differently:
* Gina Trapani will tell you to do your most important thing first in the morning.
* Some prioritization coaches will tell you to get the scheduling things out of the way, and then have time for the “doing work” things.

I recommend you are aware of and decide between PLANNING and DOING.

When is your most creative time? 5am, 7am, 9am, noon, 3pm, after dinner, late night? That’s when you might want to close your email and twitter, and turn your phone to silent, and do the work for a few hours at a time. Every night. That’s flow. And that’s DOING.

Planning is important to have time for doing.

What are you up to today? Planning or doing.

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  1. Posted Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Love this suggestion, Senia. We all have optimal times of day and it’s important we optimize those times. Flow, baby! Reminds me of Schwartz and Loehr’s Power of Full Engagement, too.

    I’ll certainly share this with some of my clients.


  2. Nick
    Posted Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I think that the way I work depends on the day… Sometimes it works for me to get the “scheduling” things out of the way before I sit down and do “real” work. Sometimes that clears the head. Other times it is much better to do the most important things first, and that seems to be at least 50% of the time for me. Maybe more. But my tendency is to do all the scheduling things first. It’s a matter of being present and aware…. and this article helps with that! Also, exerting some self regulation doing this is important!

  3. Posted Sunday January 11, 2009 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Great post.

    I’ll say it in this quote of mine.
    All of the planning in the world without implementing amounts to nothing.
    __Robin Tramble

    I agree with post above “It depends on the day.” It also depends on your enery leve.