Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. —Wayne Gretzky
Often in my conversation with coaching clients, we talk about where they currently are in their lives. What’s going great; what’s not; what needs attention. And one of the areas that consistently appears in most clients is time management.
“There just isn’t enough time to get everything done that needs to be done!”
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that!
I talk a lot about intentional leadership, because I believe very few worthwhile things happen accidentally. Intentionality means we think through our plans, our meetings, our conversations, and yes, our schedules.
Bob Goff, the wonderful speaker and author, has said well ““The battle for happiness begins on the pages of our calendars.”
Indeed it does.
I’m a calendar guy. And I know not everyone shares my affinity for calendars and to-do lists. That’s ok. As long as you have a system that works!
One of the books I’ve read multiple times and buy just to give away to clients is David Allen’s Getting Things Done. It absolutely changed my world when I read it. It changed my workflow and how I plan for and execute what I do in all spheres of my life. I could not recommend it to you more.
What gets scheduled gets done.
I’ve found it to be true in my life. And leaders, the work we do matters. I challenge you to step up your game, check out Allen’s book if you haven’t, and implement what you learn.
Your team and your family will thank you for it.