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Is Your 'Busyness' Making You Unapproachable?

This Week's Simple Tip

Have you noticed how many people describe themselves as "busy" when you simply ask "hi, how are you"? It seems to have become an autopilot response that actually acts as an excuse for the speaker to not take responsibility for their own choices. If we give everything the same priority, it all just becomes BUSY CLUTTER. “Busy” is how the urgent distracts us from the important.

A popular time management method called the Eisenhower Priority Matrix, evaluates every task on two axes: important/unimportant and urgent/not urgent. When used both personally and professionally it demonstrates the principle of priority: What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.

Bottomline, we need to prioritize, otherwise we are just BUSY!


This Week's Focus

This week, accept that life is busy and you need to prioritize. Avoid using 'busy' to describe yourself. You will suddenly become more aware of your choices and ironically, have more control of your schedule.

Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!


A Little Helpful Hint

Regardless of how well we plan, it seems we never get to do the things we really want to do with the continuous stream of demands that show up in life. Here's a simple way to ensure that what is important to you does not fall through the cracks.

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