I am super excited to share with you some of the work that my team and I have been working on for the past 6 months or so! Within our company, we realized that we were spending a LOT of time working. And, while we’re super motivated people and didn’t see much problem with that, we DO have personal lives and we DON’T want to be working all of the time! We prided ourselves on clearing out our email inboxes, answering every call and email with 24 hours and generally working our fingers to the bone.
We were tired and overworked…and here’s the thing: we realized that if we didn’t change things, we would burn out – and that’s just not in the plan for any of us!
So, we decided to change things! We had our business mentor share time management information and then we read books, attended online classes and committed to doing things differently. And, BOY, that’s hard for a bunch of over-achieving control freaks! Ha! 🙂
Here’s what happened – we realized that not everything was a five alarm fire. We realized that clearing our inbox meant that we cleared our inbox, but didn’t mean that we had gotten the RIGHT stuff done. We realized that we spent the same amount of time on the things that were kind of important as we did the super important things. We realized that multi-tasking was NOT our friend. Nor was it something to brag about!
So, we set out to do things differently. We make lists. We work from the lists. We add to our lists. We take things off our lists. We re-organize our lists. We talk only about the things on our lists. We stick with a task until it’s finished. We don’t use our inboxes as a gauge of whether we’ve accomplished everything for the day. We stop working at 6:00 p.m. We work only 1-2 hours on the weekend to get ready for the next week…if that! We are considering going down to a 4-day work week!
The deal is, we thought we had it all figured out.
And we didn’t.
So we changed things.
And it worked!
And I’d like to share with you the things that we did…and have you see the transformation in how to do work that we’ve seen! It’s really exciting for us! And we’ve gotten a huge part of our personal lives on track in ways we haven’t before. So, for the next 4 weeks I’m going to share with you the VERY SIMPLE steps we took to have RADICAL transformation within our work.
Here’s your first step!