Monday 30 November 2009

Eat That Frog......

As a Professional Coach, I do a lot of work in the area of 'Personal Effectiveness'. This is better known as Time Management, prioritisation and getting thing done. This is very close to my own heart so will post a few similar posts in succession.

Personally, I consider myself as someone who's recovered from 'urgency addiction'! This sadly is also often referred to as the busy fool syndrome. Most of us don't start out being addicted to anything, but our work patterns take over and if we're not aware of this or they go unchecked they can actually work against us. Things like burn out, stress and not coping with work and life can result.

My own dawning came from realising that many people whose energy levels were much lower than mine actually achieved for more, far faster than I did. After I left that place called 'denial' and presumed they were just lucky I did something smart. I approached one of these people and asked for help. This is one of the first things I learned. Here's a video clip that explains what Eat That Frog means....

Procrastination is a habit, and like all habits it can be changed. This requires discipline. Doing the thing you dislike most first sets up your day for success. It usually also was never that bad. We tend to put things off due to either fear (uncertain outcome, unsure of what to do) or boredom (the task is repetitious or dull). Give this a try as the video clip suggests for 30 days and see the difference. I will follow this up with a few more practical tools and some gems by way of advice I've come across..

Let me know how it goes.!

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