18 Minutes to Get the Right Things Done(what I try to follow from Peter Bregman’s book) Vishy Poosala @vishyp on twitter
Who is this for?Are you busy much of the time?And yet you feel sometimes “where didthe time go?”And you still drop the ball on theimportant things that matter?
1. The Annual PlanIdentify the 4-5 items where you want to makethe most progress this yearUse your strengths, weaknesses, differences,and passion to guideE.g.: Publish a book More time with kids Double customer base Retain current customers
2. The Daily 18- minute Plan5 min: When you wake up, make today’s to-dolist (keeping your annual plan in mind) andschedule the tasks on your calendar my tweak: give a start date to tasks and filter-out tasks that start in the future1 min every hr: Set a beep to remind you topause, reflect on how the hour went, relaxthe mood, plan the next hr5min: At the end of day, check how the daywent, act on any small but key items missed
3. PausePause for a few seconds before amajor action or if things are goingtoo fast around youE.g., compose emails in offline mode;or use gmail’s 5-second undo feature
4. Don’t switch tasksThings get done better, quicker, andwith less stress if we FOCUS on onething at a time no emails while on conf call no blackberry at lunch meeting
Please Read the Book!There are many more suggestions inthe “18 Minutes” book by PeterBergmanThe books also advises to Pick Oneand Act On it NowThese are the few Ones I picked @vishyp