As I shared in a previous post, I am always looking for the next productivity hack. Going into 2017, my inbox was full of articles about setting and achieving goals and getting more done. Just as I secretly loved back to school as a child (fresh notebooks, highlighters, binders, organizers… maybe I just loved school supplies), I also love this time of year. It feels like we have a fresh start to instill new habits and become better, perhaps more productive versions of ourselves. In this spirit, I watched a couple of Skillshare classes on productivity over the holiday break.
Rhythm Blog | Meeting With Myself
by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team
It’s that time each week when you meet with yourself in Rhythm to prep for your weekly meeting, and you reach a priority that just slipped through your schedule this week. Whatever the reason may be, prioritizing just wasn’t in the cards for this one and a Yellow or Green status isn’t being honest.
The fear begins to overcome you as you imagine how your weekly meeting could be an embarrassment. How will your team judge you for having a RED status? What does RED say about your ability to do your job? So you decide to just ignore it. Yes, that is better than marking it red. Red is bad. Blank is… not good, but not as bad.
Keeping track of all of the demands on our time can be a real challenge. Unfortunately, we can’t create more time in the day, but there are several tips that successful people use to have a better balance in their lives. If you are looking to improve the balance in your life, give some of the tips below a try and before you know it you’ll be happier at work and at home!
Weekly Meeting Prep is part of your "Do" Rhythm. We call this time a "Weekly Meeting with Yourself."
The Weekly Meeting with Yourself is critical to ensure you are making the right adjustments as you execute with purpose each week to achieve your goals for a successful quarter.
Benjamin Franklin once said "By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."