Get organized – get revitalized – and focus on what is most important in life and work.
Wow, what a great session author David Allen puts on – focused not on TIME management, but on PERSONAL management. He has studied human behavior when it comes to getting important things accomplished and had a wealth of research, activities, and thought-provoking questions for the nearly 200 attendees at the W Hotel in Seattle last Thursday.
1. From CEO or company president on down the food chain – the process to get more organized takes the exact same steps. I can’t do them justice in a short post – read Getting Things Done and you’ll learn the system.
2. David spends considerable time talking about changing a habit (or habits), and why often people leave all fired up then get stuck – not from lack of trying, but due to habit and patterns we’ve derived since childhood. He offered ways to over come this.
3. The power of focus, and how critical it is to accomplishment. I’ll be writing more about this later in the week – for now I’m just noting it as such a critical component to getting anything done. If you can focus on what’s most important – you can gain some real traction toward your vision and goals.
For starters, David Allen suggests a sweep – he calls it a Mind Sweep – where you jot down everything that is on your mind, knowing that this clutters your mind until you get it down on paper somewhere you can trust to be able to recall it later.
You can use the last few weeks of the year to really focus on your sales goals for next year, and put GTD in place to help you manage all the details of business and life. This could be the best gift you’d ever give yourself. I’m working on it myself – will post results as they happen.