You cannot possibly manage your time well, if you don’t know what you’re trying to accomplish for the day, week, month, etc. You need to have written goals. A vision of where you are going, what you want, and when you want it. Here is one way to get that done (written by Kitty Barrow, Southwestern Consulting™ partner and Professional Sales Coach)
I don’t know if you have the movie, “Facing the Giants”. If you don’t, it is definitely the kind of video you will want to buy and watch over and over again. One of the things I love about the main character, is that he sets down a mission statement and a vision statement with his team that, at first, is just his vision. By the end of the movie, you see how it has been internalized by his team. Here is just one clip from the beginning of the movie. The coach had hit rock bottom and had nowhere else to go, but ‘up’. I know this isn’t the situation you are in, but I love how he decided the mission, vision and purpose of his team. I hope you’ll watch the movie to see it all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9G9C7o0dD4&feature=related <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/I9G9C7o0dD4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>
1. Work on dream & life pages and then have a posterboard making session.
2. Work on Mission Statement, Vision, Long-Term Goals.
3. Write a Creed for you personally, with your team at work and/or with your family.
4. Write down your priorities and post them where you can see them every day.