Here’s the seventh daily time management tip you can integrate immediately into your self management strategy that will help keep the chaos and overwhelm at bay, stay true to your priorities, get your work done and still have time to enjoy you life as well as the holiday season the way it is intended.
To take charge of your day as well as take control over your life and career:
7. Become Process Driven
Like many professionals, there’s often pressure to reach quota or a certain level of acceptable performance. While having a monthly goal keeps your eye on the prize and your focus on the end result, it may actually do more harm than good. I often hear salespeople say, “Results aren’t showing up fast enough.” At the end of each selling month, frustration and stress/overwhelm run rampant as salespeople scramble to do their best to close sales and meet their numbers. The irony is, this constant push to reach sales numbers keeps you hooked on the goal, diverting your efforts away from refining the selling process needed to generate more business. The quandary then becomes, “I’m too busy to work on my process. I have numbers to meet!” Consider this paradox; the result is the process. In other words, what if you shifted most of your attention away from your goal or the end result and onto the process? After all, you don’t do the result; you execute the process, which produces the result as a natural byproduct of your efforts. That’s the paradox. By honoring the process, you can enjoy the benefit of knowing that you will attain your goals, since it’s the process that will get you what you want. (Imagine building a house without a blueprint!) To continually exceed your goals and better manage your mindset, change your thinking to become process driven rather than result driven.