To DO List with pen and calendar on black desk.

Have you noticed that your to do list is growing?

Sometimes it seems like for every item you complete, you have to add 2-5 more items. Or, does that just happen to me?

I used to have a notebook labeled “Never Ending List of 5-Minute Projects.” What was interesting was that list was mostly a compilation of tasks other people thought I should be doing. Very little of it had anything to do with what I was actually accountable for producing.

And, there was virtually no reward for finishing that list – but there were definitely consequences when my own work wasn’t done.

Make a habit of putting your most important items in the calendar first.

Do your job first.

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About The Author

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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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