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First Things First: Examining Your Priorities And The Way You Set Them


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Coach Liz Sumner of Find Your Way Coaching explains how to prioritize.

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First Things First: Examining Your Priorities And The Way You Set Them

  1. 1. <ul><li>Keene State College Continuing Ed - January 29,2008 </li></ul>First Things First Examining your priorities & the way you set them.
  2. 2. Things to Keep in Mind
  3. 3. Be flexible
  4. 4. You are NOT a robot.
  5. 5. Recognize Point of View
  6. 6. If everything is a top priority then nothing is.
  7. 7. Avoid Firefighting
  8. 8. <ul><li>Look at </li></ul><ul><li>the Big Picture </li></ul>And see what is right in front of you
  9. 9. Ways To Prioritize
  10. 10. Low Hanging Fruit <ul><li>Easy to accomplish </li></ul><ul><li>Obvious winner </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you momentum </li></ul>
  11. 11. Dependencies <ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Things First </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pending </li></ul>
  12. 12. King Log <ul><li>Leverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>makes a lot of things move forward </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eases pressure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes a lot of people happy </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Extenuating circumstances <ul><li>Medical emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Acts of God </li></ul><ul><li>Things you can’t anticipate </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Urgent is immediate, has to do with time </li></ul><ul><li>Important is what you value most highly </li></ul>Urgent vs. Important
  15. 15. Prioritizing by Values: <ul><li>“ What you value”, your principles, standards of behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Your deeply held beliefs about what is most important in life </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exercises Part One – What you believe is important <ul><li>Values Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Values Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Wheel of Life and Values </li></ul>
  17. 17. Part Two: What your life says is important <ul><li>To Do List exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Blank week </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>For Thursday: </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you want to be by March 25th? </li></ul>