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  • 1. First Things First 47
  • 2. 2 First Things First - Paradigms Ineffective: I put urgent things first. Effective: I put important things first. Put First Things First
  • 3. 3 The Time Matrix Put First Things First I NECESSITY III DECEPTION IV WASTE AND EXCESS II EFFECTIVENESS
  • 4. 4 Live North of the Line Put First Things First
    • Preparation
    • Prevention
    • Planning
    • Relationship building
    • Re-creation
    • Values clarification
    • Trivia, busywork
    • Irrelevant phone calls, mail, e-mail
    • Time-wasters
    • “ Escape” activities
    • Excessive TV, Internet, relaxation
    • Needless interruptions
    • Unnecessary reports
    • Unimportant meetings, phone calls, mail, e-mail
    • Other people’s minor issues
    • Crises
    • Pressing problems
    • Deadline-driven projects, meetings, reports
    Live North of the Line
  • 5. 5 Demonstration Put First Things First BIG ROCKS
  • 6. 5 First Things First Put First Things First Planning
  • 7. 6 Tips for Weekly Planning When? Before the week begins. Where? Someplace quiet. How Long? 20 – 30 minutes. Put First Things First
  • 8. 7 Plan Weekly Put First Things First
    • Review mission and roles.
    • Choose big rocks.
    • Schedule the week.
  • 9. 8 Weekly Compass Put First Things First Project Manager Parent Spouse Friend
  • 10. 9 What Is the Most Important Thing? Put First Things First Project Manager Parent Spouse Friend Finalise budget Draft meeting agenda Attend parent-teacher conference Date night What is the most important thing I can do in this role this week?
  • 11. Traditional Scheduling Put First Things First 9 M T W Th F Sa Su
  • 12. “ Big Rocks” Scheduling Put First Things First 10 M T W Th F Sa Su
  • 13. 11 Plan Daily Put First Things First
    • Check today’s appointments.
    • Make a realistic list.
    • Prioritise (ABC, 123).
  • 14. 12 Tips for Daily Planning When? Before the day begins. Where? Someplace quiet. How Long? 5–10 minutes. Put First Things First
  • 15. 13 Video Put First Things First The QII Lifestyle