Time Habits

As a leader in both startups and gigantic legacy companies, I quickly learned there’s more to getting through the day effectively than just managing the calendar. 

This short video will give you the essential three steps to moving smoothly through your day, and to creating more energy as you do it.

 

First, be very specific about what it is that you're doing, what the deliverable is, when it's due by, and who's going to be doing it.

Second, get clear with yourself.  Check in and ask, "Do I want to do this? Am I the best person to do this? Is there someone who could do it even better?" Get clear about that at the very start. Don't just say yes automatically.

Third, when you have completed it, take a moment and celebrate that you got it done. Then, take a moment to rest, rejuvenate. Perhaps get up, walk around, before moving onto your next task.

If you want to dive even deeper into this, check out David Allen’s classic book “Getting Things Done,” which has become a bible for many Silicon Valley startup leaders.