Ten Ways To Get More Out Of Every Working Day

  1. Start really early. Forget all that larks and owls stuff. Face it that larks rule the world and owls just try to keep up
  2. Don’t immediately say ‘no’. Make ‘I’ll think about it’ your default setting
  3. Get into the habit of looking things up and checking facts. The internet is a treasure house of information, facts and figures. Your brain is overloaded. Being right is a good habit, and it’s quite easily achieved
  4. Set achievable goals for every single day. Or one goal. Doesn’t matter. Write it down. Go for it
  5. Plan a bit further ahead. Always have your sights on something ambitious and exciting, and keep stoking the fire
  6. If you want to get something done, start small. The most efficient meeting is just two people
  7. Delay sending your emails. Go to the tools menu on MS Outlook. You can set a ‘Rule’ to defer delivery by up to 2 hours. No more embarrassing mistakes or hot headed notes
  8. Try not sending an email at all. Remember the old days. Nothing wrong with meeting someone or calling them
  9. Reconnect with one old friend a day. Doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just let them know you’re still around and interested in them
  10. Don’t go to meetings that produce no results and no decisions. We all know that six clever people in a conference room is no guarantee of a successful outcome. Go over to the Mote system