All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action.

Mahatma Ghandi

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Smart Remarks Weekly Digest

March 2, 2020

Core Competency: Effectiveness

Know Your Weaknesses

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin

How often do we think, there’s just not enough time in this day?  It seems the answer is, ‘too often’ in this rapidly changing business climate.  What if we could reclaim even one hour a day to use toward meeting our goals?  That would be awesome!  According to this article, 

“The average office employee spends over one hour each day just looking for things.” 

Wait, What?!  I know I don’t have that kind of time to give away and I’m guessing you don’t either.  So, what to do?  Dr. Travis Bradberry offers the following advice on staying organized, plus some other useful tips utilized by highly productive people in his full article.  It all starts with this:

“Self-awareness. Highly productive and organized people have a clear sense of who they are. They know their weaknesses, and they put organizational structures in place to overcome them. If they tend to let meetings run too long, they set a timer. If they have trouble keeping meetings productive, they make an agenda. If they forget to check their voicemail in the morning, they set a reminder. The details don’t matter; what’s important is that they think carefully and use specific aids and routines that work with their organizational weaknesses.”

To Your Success!

Excerpt from: 11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day