“Do first things first, and second things not at all.”
“Action expresses priorities.”
Two blog posts that got me thinking about how I start and spend my days:
Tim Miles, “How Do You Keep Up With All This Writing“
Tim is the author of Your Customers Like This: The Whats, Whos, Hows, & Whys of Shareworthy Customer Service, which I reviewed earlier this month. As I noted then, I’m a fan of Tim’s blog and so I’ve been delighted that he’s posted every single day this year. And I’ve wondered how he managed that, since generating that much good content is no easy feat. His post is helpful for those of you who write articles and blog posts (as most everyone should do) and his emphasis on ritual is worth noting and considering. (See, for example, the discussion of ritual in The Power of Full Engagement.)
Erika is a brash, opinionated writer who has merciless views about time management and priorities.
I’ve chosen not to include the title of this post or any of the subheadings because they include multiple expletives. If cursing bothers you, please don’t click through to this post!
Her wake-up call is so persuasive and the directives offered are so blindingly obvious and yet easy to overlook that I’m suggesting you check it out if you’re not faint of heart. Not all will work for lawyers or for those who aren’t sole practitioners, but the overall thrust is worth a skim.