As I get older, I get tired earlier in the evening. I used to get more work done late in the evening. In the last couple years I have kept track of when I get my best work done.
It’s in the morning, after a workout or after a run home from work early evening.
Many world class performers I follow prioritize their most important work for the time they’re at their best.
Getting motivation and momentum from projects that fire you up and put you in state of flow drive high quality work all day.
Here are my 5 tips for driving high impact work:
- Start the day focusing on your energy. I meditate and either workout or write first thing every morning.
- Put your toughest meetings early in the day when your constitution and will power are at the highest.
- Rebalance your portfolio twice per week. Once Sunday and once Wednesday. Make sure you have a good balance of mojo building collaboration meetings and project execution meetings.
- Take the negativity out. If you have people that slow you down or reduce your flow, take them out of your calendar. If they are people you need to work with, have the courage to teach them how to work with you, instead of getting frustrated.
- Everyone has a bad day or week. Don’t be to hard on yourself. Get a good night sleep, be kind to yourself and start fresh the next day.
4 Ways to Improve Your Energy and Time Management is a good reference article.
Priority 1 – Manage your energy this week!
The kick in the pants you need. Sign-up for a better start to your work day.