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The TQ Lexicon of Success...

Become Timely — Eliminate Disrupted!

Improve TQ Optimize Factor 9F...

"I stay focused on my tasks by preventing unimportant interruptions."

You're the one who decides how your time is spent. When you allow outside forces to keep you from completing the task at hand, you have no one to blame but yourself. Does a day like this ever happen to you? A great start, then -- interruptions -- back to plans -- interruptions -- waylaid plans -- frustration -- day's over -- time's up. Review your goals and stay focused. Reach an agreement on the priority of any task discussed. Uncontrolled interruptions can steal your entire day if you let them.

Remember, OPTIMIZE is the ninth color in the Time Prism Performance Spectrum because the truth is, you already have all the time there is.

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How to become more Timely...

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TQ Factor 9F "Thin Line"...

Timely vs. Disrupted is a choice — Your CHOICE!

There's a Thin Line between success and failure. Choose to take Factor 9F more often, and the following POSITIVE characteristics will automatically begin to accumulate and flow into to your performance—moving you TOWARDS the results you want and the success you desire.

Positives     Negatives
 
Timely
Concentrated
Orderly
Focused
Proactive
Uninterrupted
    Disrupted
Delayed
Distracted
Frustrated
Harassed
 

Choose to take this action infrequently, or not at all, and the opposing NEGATIVE traits will dominate your performance and sabotaging your success... moving you AWAY from achieving your goals and aspirations.

Think about it. How much more successful would you be if you were a little MORE Timely... and a little LESS Disrupted?

TQ Factor 9F CONTRIBUTION to your performance...

A high commitment suggests you are someone who refuses to be interrupted, so you can concentrate on more important tasks. Your first task of the day is to establish a specific set of objectives. Your second task is clearing your time in advance, by thinking through all the things that others may need from you. You then provide the stuff they need -- up front -- so you won't be interrupted later. This one action helps you complete high payoff priorities -- without the frustration of being constantly pulled off track.

TQ Factor 9F COST to your performance...

A lack of commitment suggests interruptions consistently frustrate your attempts to adhere to your schedule. Interruptions can waste an entire day -- when nothing on your list gets started -- much less finished. Your door is always open to visitors, so you can easily be pulled off track from your intended objective. Sometimes the diversions are simply more fun than your current task. Sometimes your priorities are sacrificed to someone else's needs. Sometimes, it's just poor planning. Sometimes there's no good excuse.

TQ Factor 9F BENEFIT: You have more power...

You get more done each day, because you prevent interruptions before they begin. You accumulate performance positives like "Timely, Concentrated and Orderly" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

FAIL to do TQ Factor 9F: Less Power...

You get less and less done every time you're interrupted. Negatives like "Disrupted, Delayed and Distracted" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

Is Optimize Factor 9F Causing You Problems?

If the answer is YES...

If you believe TQ Factor 9F is a major performance obstacle — one that is preventing you from realizing your dreams, goals and aspirations — then you need to improve it NOW.

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If the answer is NO, select another Optimize Factor from the list below...

The Full List of TQ Optimize Factors

Click the Factor number you want to review next:

9A I value every precious minute in the day.
9B I make my minutes matter by eliminating time wasters whenever I find them.
9C I say "No" to some things to have more time to concentrate on others.
9D I simplify my day by eliminating anything that's no longer of interest or value to me.
9E I respect other people's time, and create systems which help them to respect mine.
9F I stay focused on my tasks by preventing unimportant interruptions.
9G I remove all distractions that divert me from my intended task.
9H I set aside preoccupations by scheduling them into a more appropriate time.
9I I look for ways to double my results by completing two things at the same time.
9J I periodically record my time and activities to review and improve the use of my time.

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