61. Leave the office on time
Reduce interruptions. Reclaim your evenings. Take control. Don’t let your working day be hijacked by others. The secret is to have your goals clear in your mind.
Think weekly, then daily
Don’t be a slave to the daily to-do list. See the big picture. On Monday morning lose the sinking ‘I’ve got so much to do’ sensation. Instead, think ‘What are my goals for this week?’ Decide what you want to have done by Friday and then break each goal into smaller tasks that have to be undertaken to achieve all you want by Friday. Slot these tasks in throughout your week. This helps you prioritise so that the tricky and difficult things, or tasks that depend on other people’s input, don’t sink to the back of your consciousness. ...