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Mar 5, 2007

"You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage--pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically--to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside." --Stephen Covey

Never Check Email In The Morning

You read that right, "Never Check Email in the Morning"! It's advice from Julie Morgenstern, a leading time management and efficiency expert. She's helped companies like American Express, Microsoft, and FedEx revamp the way they work, and is a regular guest on Oprah. Her strategies stress among other things, the importance of deleting. In her words, "It could be catalogs when they come in, it could be tasks that come across your desk, or even ideas that pop into your mind that are not your focus right now. Just edit them immediately so you don't have them cluttering your life, your mind, your schedule." This article offers a sample of her sometimes counter-intuitive advice for organizing and saving time at work.

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BE THE CHANGE
Identify your highest priorities. In the light of that, think of one thing you can say "no" to starting today.



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