Three Words for Easy Organizing.

I have a sign in my office that reads:

Coffee. Money. Love.

I’m only half-kidding when I say it’s my life motto.

I have adopted a similar mantra for

organizing and prioritizing my days.

People. Money. Things.

When I plan my day,

typically the night before,

I think first of the tasks

that involve other people.

Who’s wanting for a response

from me?

Who needs my time & attention?

People always come first.

Second, what tasks will make me money?

Often this means tackling billing

or reaching out to former or prospective

clients to talk about new projects

or working on some aspect of marketing.

If you work on salary, you may not

think daily about making money,

but you may think in terms of what tasks

will move you toward a promotion,

a bonus or a new job.

Finally, I focus on things.

What are the things that need to get done?

This could be administrative work,

like scheduling or reading or research,

or, as (all too) often is the case, could be buying

things on Amazon Prime at 10:00 p.m.

But, hey, sometimes you need

a $3.99 kitchen scrubber tomorrow.

So what’s your version of

People. Money. Things?



Twice a Day. Every Day. Since 1989.

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