How do you prioritize and then stay focused to get the most important things done?


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Myself and my guests on this edition of Quick Hits — Brand Scribed owner Jeff Glauser and executive coach Jennifer Elder — made a fun discovery during our conversation: We are all avid list makers.

The three of us have all made that really long list of all the things we need to do and experienced the freeze effect that immediately follows it: This is too much. I can’t do it all.

How do we get through it? By making better organized lists.

I write mine in a kind of outline on the back of an old envelope, starting with the most important task for the day and indenting under it the smaller things that go into that big task.

Jennifer also has her one big task for the day as well as two other lists: One with “three medium tasks” and another with “five little things” for those moments when your brain needs to pause but there is still space to be productive.

Jeff arranges his thematically, so that those things that require a particular kind of thinking are all grouped together, limiting the stress of transitioning from one to another.

What’s great about list-making is that even if you don’t accomplish everything you intended to do that day, you still have the feeling that you’re making process.

Whether you’re also a list maker or not, I hope this conversation provides helpful insight and advice on how to prioritize and stay well-organized.

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