Yesterday I sat down to start my week, and I was excited. I had a fairly open calendar–lots of time to move projects forward, follow up with clients, send out new pitches. The possibilities were endless.
However, along with excitement, there was a slight feeling of panic. When the possibilities are endless, where do I start?
Years ago, I found a simple prioritization exercise that helps me to identify what’s most important and focus where I need to spend my time. (Apologies, I cannot recall the source for this. If you know, please pass it along):
3 meetings that will move your work forward
3 critical must-do tasks that need to be accomplished
3 projects or tasks to be developed further
Absolutely I will do more than 9 things this week. But these 9 give me a starting point and make sure that I’m spending my time where it matters most.
How do you plan your week? What are your prioritization tips?