Being able to manage through the ups and downs of daily Life can be exhausting.
Being able to manage the day to day of Life can be challenging, not enough time, setting the wrong priorities, or simply not focusing on the main task at hand.
Whatever the issue, finding time to do that which is most important is not easy, but mandatory in order to live a balanced Life. This goes for both professional and personal time.
I have read many books on this effectiveness chasm and both Stephen Covey and Tim Ferris give very effective strategies on how do stay disciplined on your top priorities. Yes, strategies as with anything else you need a plan to develop this discipline.
Top priorities consist of those that need to be done first and finished. No more than 1-3. This may seem straightforward but it is not…just try it. Try to stay focused on your top 1-3 priorities without interruption.
This is the effectiveness principle, but not the efficiency principle, being you need to be flexible when the need arises. A principle taught by Covey. However, you can prepare a plan to handle almost any interruption and stay effective.
Handwrite your top priorities, so your brain takes these to the heart and head. There is something inherently more effective about writing your priorities.
Bryan Smeltzer is a successful consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive-level roles in business development, product, and marketing with some of the world's most prestigious brands, including; Oakley, TaylorMade, Adidas, K-Swiss, Schutt Sports, among other international brands. In addition, Mr. Smeltzer founded an apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm. He currently oversees LiquidMind Inc., a global brand strategy firm that partners with both start-ups and established brands to empower their businesses to think different, be different, drive a passionate culture, and execute relentlessly.