and being outstanding.
fm FranklinCovey Audio Books 02 May 15 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Overview: The time management experts at FranklinCovey share their five (5) critical techniques for avoiding distractions and paying focused attention to our most important goals & tasks in our daily lives. This is accomplished by understanding and implementing the 5 choices. The choices fall under:
Choice 1 – Act on the Important, Don’t always React to all the Urgent. This choice helps you to discern the important from the less and not important, as well as how to increase your return on your valuable time – in the midst of fierce distractions. In today’s world, you are drowning in Email, overwhelmed with demands, & trying to do more with less.
Choice 2 – Don’t Settle for Ordinary; Go for Extra-Ordinary. This choice helps guide your decision-making through a framework of what success looks like in your current, most important roles. You want to make a difference, but competing priorities often prevent you from achieving extraordinary results. You will refine your current roles in terms of extra-ordinary results to achieve high-priority goals.
Choice 3 – Schedule the Big Rocks, Then sort the Gravel. This choice provides you with tips & tools to plan weekly & daily to execute with excellence, on the most important things. The crushing increase in workday pressures can make you feel helpless and out of control. You will regain control of your work and life through a cadence of planning & execution that produces extraordinary outcomes. If you havent figured it out, Big Rocks = Priorities / Gravel = the Details.
Choice 4 – Rule Your Technology, to make technology work for you, not against you. Turn your technology into a productivity engine. An electronic avalanche of email, texts, & social-media alerts seriously threaten productivity as never before. You will leverage your technology and fend off distractions.
Choice 5 – Fuel your Fire, but don’t Burn Out, provides you with simple – yet critical ways – to increase your energy, so you can think clearly, make good decisions, & feel you’ve accomplished more at the end of every day. Today’s exhausting, high-pressure work environment can burn you out.
5 Energy Drivers are: Exercise/ Eat / Sleep / Relax / Connect. When you make regular investments in these 5 Energy Drivers, you create a patter of life that fuels your fire and keeps you from burning out.
The three steps for Weekly Planning are:
1. Review your Roles & Goals
2. Schedule the Big Rocks
3. Organize the Rest
The three steps for Daily Planning are:
1. Close Out the Day
2. Identify the Few “Must Do’s”
3. Organize the Rest
Closing Comments. If you’re driven in improving your productivity, this is a must read. At a minimum, check the book out from your library or pick up the abridged audio book from Amazon. It’s definitely worth the read. There a ton of nuggets & re-inforcements that we often need to keep us headed in the right direction.
Comments: Let me know your thoughts on the book if / when you choose to read it.