Mentoring Check-ins, OMQ work block, catch up on side projects (and laundry!)
Balcony Time (plan my week)
Weekday Mornings (pre-office):
Check planner to understand my day, check chat and email for emergencies
record non-emergencies in my book for later
At the Office:
Unload backpack, boot up computer, grab coffee, long walk through offic/chat (20 min)
Keep book up throughout the day, 3 or so email check+triage sessions, many notes
Create or update next day's spread before I leave the office
Big look at high-level goals about every 90 days, or when there's a change or frustration
It's not powering through "just because you were told to".
It's not subject to the artist's conceit.
It's not going to happen overnight.
It's not going to be without setbacks and just plain falling off the wagon.
Choosing the right thing over the feels-good thing.
Constant iteration: improving processes, tools, relationships, and self.
Being reliable to others.
An attitude of "what can I do to help" more and more often than "what's the minimum I'm responsible for? what am I owed?"
Awareness of your ability to lead by example, regardless of your role.
Trying to do ALL THE THINGS right now will probably drive you crazy and cause you to do almost none of it in the long run.
Choose a basic habit or two, and think about adding or changing after you have done those long enough that they have become routine.
Much of what we talk about here is aspirational. Even the big productivity geeks here don't do it all all the time.
We each do something consistently. Then, we occasionally pick something to add, tweak, or experiment with. It may be great, terrible, or temporarily useful.
courtesy of Emily Adams and Susan Sons