Chapter 27

How Do I Manage My Day Job, Change Project, and Life?

The most basic rule of time management is do the most important things first.

Edwin C. Bliss

It's essential for your physical and mental health to recognize that you are moving into a high-performance period, marked by long hours and conflicting priorities. Big change projects will eat up as much time as is available in your schedule, and unless you make room for the other parts of your life, including family and your regular job, they will suffer.

High-performance individuals usually fall into the trap of trying to do everything (while not dropping any balls), and either fail to do so over time or maintain everything poorly. They find it hard to focus on the task at hand because ...

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