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It is useful to set some form of alert/alarm for parts of your day.

Personally, I set alerts for scheduled appointments and phone calls, to ensure that I am not late or forgetting them. OK, sometimes I also have to set an alarm to remind myself to eat. But I am not setting an alert for every task I have set for my day.

Have you ever had an alarm go off and hit the snooze? Or had a computer alert pop up only to snooze/dismiss it – and promptly forget about what it was there for?

Too many alerts and alarms become noise and defeat their original purpose.

So, determine what are the really important items you need alerts for, and set them.

Then honor them when they come up.  

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Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

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