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They're steady and pretty -- -- Peter -- onset now off ten edition Peter.
How are you I'm good how are you if you are CEO advisor and to contribute foxbusiness.com.
-- an article up today and that basically a three step plan for how to better manage your day as we are heading to 2013.
Trying to figure out right now -- -- you know we we it's the New Year's resolution problem.
And -- which is that we all start coming up in new resolutions we define them and articulate them and commit to them and write them down.
On January 1 and by January 15 we've barely remembered what they are look at maybe -- -- I -- I can't exactly and you know you see that when you look at gym memberships and you see how they trailing up everybody's -- there by January 1.
And -- -- -- and you know go there anymore I think right before it up right that's exactly right there's times and -- know that because that's when you're gonna start seeing the deals.
But I progress yet so.
I'm so really the issue has nothing to do with the goals in fact maybe we will talk about that next week which is why I think goals or even about -- period but before we go there.
You know people focus so much on their goals that they forget about the most important part which is execution and it all comes down to execution it doesn't really matter what you're aiming for you're not gonna execute.
You really went up in the morning and say oh this is Michael and -- skewed it's -- No you don't that's precisely what what's precisely what you need -- process is made up in the morning and I'm just click OK wake up right at right at that -- computer right now the.
Right I mean what -- my.
I'm strong beliefs is that you need to create an environment that predispose as you -- get done what you want it done so for example if you just wake up.
And you know the closest thing to use your snooze button they're probably headed.
Quite if instead of your alarm clock right there you put your running sneakers and you reach over in a groggy you know shut shut I -- Reach in order that hit your snooze button and you feel you're running sneakers chances are you'll end up putting those on instead of -- -- -- so a lot will depend on how we kind of and the environment that we create but we need a process to keep us focused and we need to to institute implement the process.
You're pretty much every day.
Right because if we don't then then we're gonna hit the snooze button on life.
And it's good analogy actually right.
-- right so -- step one in this process markets is step one fizzled this is I wrote a book called eighteen minutes find your focus master distraction and get the right things done.
In this process comes out -- he says that we'll tease you have an upcoming workshop talking about -- elements in this book.
Which is the week ended January 11 thirteen -- -- Apollo to for -- you can find information about them on my website are.
Peter Bergen I -- thank you for that he's in Iraq.
So so the eighteen minutes is a process -- -- 5 minutes in the morning emitted each hour and five minutes in the Katz I know right -- -- this is -- it's only eighteen minutes and an entire day in the first five minutes.
Before doing email right because the first thing usually do -- we all do is we start on our email.
And we go in expecting to -- you know see what's up and three hours later we emerge or maybe three years later emerge you know haven't forgotten everything -- positive.
Susan before you check your email you sit down for five minutes and you decide what is most important for me to get them to -- right what do I wanna do today.
And -- write down you write it down in your calendar.
In your calendar this critical there's a tremendous amount of evidence that points to the fact that if you decide when and where you're gonna do something you'll do it.
And that don't then you want you -- -- out.
They have -- drug addicts on withdrawal to write an essay sometime before 5 PM.
None of them that it big surprise right -- they said tell me when and where you're gonna do that you are right that SA.
80% of them did it planned and I think -- -- withdraw so it's hello united in their direct on the -- I'm but they didn't -- -- women -- breast cancer checks sometime in the next month.
Of them did it.
Tell me when and where in the next month you're gonna do it a 100% -- the did it if you wanna get something done to have to put it on account.
So in those 5 minutes in the morning.
You decide what's most important to do even if it's appointments for yourself you wanna write an article you wanna call friend -- however small it is it's important for you to do.
Put it on your calendar decide when and where you gonna accomplish it.
That's the first five -- And a minute each hour and don't block here a minute each hour set your watch or time or something and let it -- every hour.
And on the hour take -- deep breath and ask yourself two questions -- -- doing what I'm most need to be doing right now and am I being who I most want to be right now.
Because it is so easy to get distracted.
From the the very plans that we -- just an hour ago.
We need to remind ourselves of where we want to be focused and those reminders of just one minute and hour -- nothing you work the other 59 minutes.
But those one minute reminders help us to -- back on track.
And then at the end of the day another five minutes.
And those five minutes -- to decide to look at what you learn what worked what didn't work.
What are you want to do differently -- the same tomorrow and also my favorite is to tie up the loose ends of the day.
Who do you wanna email a quick thank you to a quick check in a quick you know we have a little bit of something that you need to share just to wrap up your day to be able to really -- -- your computer.
But what happens.
Had you gotta have a plan out because some kind.
That's -- case of that happened to me yesterday I had a whole great plan.
And he kept getting pushed up some because it really needed to -- some because frankly I was getting myself distracted when I always do as -- go back to the calendar.
And I Cheney and and we know into our -- my future.
But I reflect my past so I look carefully editor you know what I said I was gonna write for that our but it really tool -- an email.
So I way to change that our from writing to email so when I look back at the end of the day.
Possibly do that -- kind of got sucked into -- three hours of stuff that was not very productive what sucked me into it what do I wanna learn from that and how -- gonna fix that tomorrow.
That that's a lot of people -- know their downfall right what.
Wait and they do it every time.
Any native keep doing it again -- -- supplement and I downfall when I'm working in my house yet what I do is I decide okay you know I've been working really hard and it's lunchtime when it gets -- -- Watch a show on Hulu and make that is my downfall so let's start with -- once or who I start to eat this does not quite over.
But I can't just sit watch TV in the middle of the day cycle get more food.
Right after three bowls of whatever I was eating that I really shouldn't -- -- and Felix -- -- growth of overeating I've watched an hour and a half of television.
I cannot turn the removal and I cannot start without -- meeting other like this my downfall I know predictably.
If I turn television on wall and started to -- lunch and done for an hour.
Stuff so when you begin to learn -- about yourself you'd you know you realize you have to unplug that television and throw it you know we garbage.
One quick chat -- you sir Christopher Todd says it is impossible to manage time he can only prioritize.
-- -- best -- -- prioritize is one or two minutes at a time always ask what is the most important thing.
I need to accomplish in the minute and you'll better manage today plus to 7%.
That's exactly gonna -- and and but I would say -- you're right on that you can't manage your time the you can manage yourself in your time.
And so that idea of managing yourself and recognizing what you're doing continually going back in checking in.
That's the smartest way to manage yourself in time yet but to do less.
-- -- oh I don't make an everyday not a -- -- it's great I think that's right it's also great point.
To do list in my view are not working documents and should not be working off of -- -- was during the day.
Their input document the collection documents whenever we have something to do put in -- to do list.
And then transferred -- to calibrate your calendars are working -- of the -- Peter -- thank you so much again we're coming on here -- say is on the screen as is your article.
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