I recently started reading a Brian Tracy book , Focal Point, that’s classified under “Business/Self Help”. While neither of those categories have ever defined a book in my hands, I’m intrigued by his words and feeling motivated by his simple (yet effective) tips.
When it comes to squeezing e-mails, blogs, running, writing, reading, working, and living all into one day – I think I speak for the masses when I say we could all use a little help prioritizing. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. Hopefully I’m not the only one who opens up the computer in the morning, while coffee drinking & breakfast eating, only to find that somehow almost two hours have passed and I’m still coffee drinking and reading random internet pages.
Mr. Tracy offered a to-do-list tip that I find refreshingly simple & useful.
Prioritize tasks using the ABC system. “A” items are TOP priority; they must be done; they’re urgent and important. “B” items are those that should be done, but don’t pose consequences if they’re not. Don’t work on a B task, when A tasks remain. Now, you can assume the level “C”: “something that would be nice to do, but has no consequences (i.e. a coffee date, or searching the internet for Lol Cats).
Try it! Tell me what you think. Do you have a tip to add?
In other interesting news, Wendy’s has decided to use only Russet potatoes in their effort to produce “Natural-Cut” french fries. Apparently this also means they need to use more salt (i.e. high sodium content) and pay no regard to calorie content.
Do you think fries are “natural” if you can see potato skin? Or just made from one type of potato? I think “natural” needs a makeover, and French fries probably aren’t the ideal starting point.
Now that my brain is filled with ABC’s and potatoes, I’m off to yoga! I’ll be visiting a new studio, Karma, for the second time this week. We had our first date on Tuesday morning and I’m hooked – it’s exactly what I needed, and already has me hooked.