A lesson I learnt this year: if you’re busy and you’ve got a lot of tasks and deadlines being set it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re moving in the right direction, even if those tasks are coming from the outside. There are always a lot of different things to do but there are some that are just that much more important than others.
Some quick questions to ask yourself to make sure that you’re doing the right things:
- Is your task list for the day in alignment with the bigger picture? If not, why?
- Is this client actually a client you want to keep dealing with?
- Having complete these tasks will you be any closer to your goal by the end of the week/month?