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Is Your Diary a Reflection of How Focused You Are?

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น, ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ. When I start coaching a leader the first thing I do is ask them to send me a screenshot of their schedule. Your diary is a reflection of how focused you are and what you are focused on.

โ–ถ๏ธAre you trying to please everyone?
โ–ถ๏ธAre you focused on the vital few activities that will make the biggest difference?
โ–ถ๏ธIs your time at the mercy of other people priorities?
โ–ถ๏ธAre you blocking time off to get the most important things done?
โ–ถ๏ธIs your time consumed by trivia?
โ–ถ๏ธIs your day just a blur of transactional meetings?

You can quickly see the trade-offs that someone is making with their time. You can even see if someone is trading in their wellbeing for their job. Making trade-offs is not a negative thing. They are an integral part of making sound business decisions and an inherent part of life. However, many people make their trade-offs unconsciously and allow themselves to be buffeted and influenced by the different forces around them. Making trade-offs is a skill to be developed by making them strategically, deliberately, carefully and most importantly, regularly.
By being aware of the trade-offs we’re making with our time and focus we start to have more control over our lives.
If you look at your schedule – what trade-offs does it show you are making?

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