Stop. Breathe. Now, think about how you’re managing your time.
Speaking for myself, I have some room for improvement.
It’s been said there are two paradigms to scheduling?—?the manager and the maker.
The manager’s day is cut into 30-minute intervals, and they change what they’re are doing every half hour. Sorta like Tetris?—?shifting blocks around and filling spaces.
The maker’s day is different. They need to make, to create, to build. But, before that, they need to think. The most effective way for them to use time is in half-day or full-day blocks. Even a single 30-minute meeting in the middle of “Make Time” can be disruptive.
We all need to be makers.
Ok. Great idea. I’ll do that . . . you know . . . later . . . I’m late for a meeting.
No. It doesn’t work that way. The only way to make this successful is to be purposeful. Establish an implementation intention. You need to define precisely when and where you’ll reserve Make Time for your projects. Let me tell you a story about a study on this effect:
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