Day in and day out, the dogs in my house know what is important:
- Beg (or at least do one heck of a job reminding us owners that they haven’t eaten recently)
Why is it that we owners have such a hard time knowing what’s important?
I recently read somewhere that most of us let our email drive our day simply because we literally don’t know what to do next. We either can’t decide and thus turn to what’s easy (email) or we don’t know our priorities, so the loudest or most urgent tasks (email usually) win.
It so doesn’t have to be that way.
Yesterday, a great friend and colleague reached out to me and said she’s ready to make real changes.
“I want to manage my time and commitments better. I want to use email as the tool rather than the driver. I want to be able to do more.”
Let me be clear: her time with me won’t be about about helping her do more, better. It’s about helping her do less, well.
The dogs have it right: pick priorities (just a few of them) and do ’em every single day. And those dogs are fat and happy for it.
How about you? Are you ready to pick your priorities and be fat and happy, too?