The last few weeks I have been speaking to people about their focus and hoe they want to spend their time.
Will you be effective in 2019?
The people I hang with are smart. Smart and passionate. They care about personal identity, about the government’s new encryption rights. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/12/encryption-laws-will-allow-targeting-of-those-suspected-of-minor-crimes-experts-warn
They are advocates for privacy and decentralisation of data. This is a noble cause and I can’t help but get caught up in the passion.
If you have one cause in 2019 what will it be? How much time will you spend on it?
If you have 4 key focuses what will they be? Do a quick whiteboard session about how you are spending your time. Does it look effective or are you spending 90 percent of your time on non revenue building activities? If you are you need to fix this fast.
In 2019, I will be focussing on things that matter to me: women in technology, education, helping my clients retain and helping them to fine-tune their teams. i.e. Helping my clients to be successful.
Take a moment at the end of the 2018, pre-Christmas frenzy to re-allign your focus for Q1 2019, you will be very happy you did! Learn to say no to the things that you don’t have time for in your top 4.
Build an effective time management strategy, I use calendal (https://calendly.com) for meetings and block out the times when no one can book meetings at the time when I am most effective.
Say no to pointless meetings and coffees that just don’t make sense. Delegate to trusted parties the things you don’t have time to do yourself.
Make 2019 your most effective year!