This is not a blog about productivity. Indeed, by coming here you are getting distracted (especially if you follow my recipe for making negroni’s). At the same time, I will admit that I am rather fascinated by productivity issues. Perhaps it comes from my days as a practicing lawyer when my daily grind was a struggle to plan for and use billable hours.
So I do know something about the topic. And one thing I know is that if you are sitting there at your desk in the morning (let’s say at 8:00) with a cup of java trying to prioritize your day, you are already at a disadvantage. Why? Because your mind is too far away from yesterday’s work. The time to prioritize is at the end of the day - not the beginning. Before you shut down, make your list of what you need to do tomorrow. This is the message that Justin Moore gives in his short video. ´Right on, dude!
But one can and should go a bit further. The end of the day is the golden moment when you can see most clearly whether the week will be a gigantic dud or offer nirvana. Tip - you are looking for nirvana entry points. So to find nirvana, you need to identify what is blocking you. What devils are clouding your schedule. What disasters will make you weep. Remember - we tend to be optimists in the morning. And that can be a bit dangerous. So do a priority list of things to get done and the things that are holding you back.
And don’t wait until the morning!