Saturday, May 19, 2018.
"Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts."
~ Ted W. Engstrom
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Don't Call Me, I'll Call You.
Don't wait for someone to respond to a letter you've sent. Be proactive. In your letter, say you'll call at a particular time, then put a copy of the letter in your tickler file and make a note on your calendar to call.
If it's important to hear back, don't wait. Make sure you're the one who calls.
Today's Idea For Action is from the TQ Optimize Color: Create Systems to Maximize Time -- Yours & Others.
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Now, ask yourself the following three questions:
- Do you ever waste time wondering when you'll hear from someone?
- How well can you rely on your tickler file and your calendar to remind you when to call?
- How will you handle the next proposal you send out?
So, Just How Committed to High Achievement Are You?
Think about it. How well and how often do you actually do Optimize Factor 9E? (Create Systems to Maximize Time -- Yours & Others.) No question, this is a major driver of personal and professional success.
A high commitment (9E rated 8 or better) suggests you are highly productive with the time you spend with others. You're aware of time limits and what can be accomplished each day. Knowing this, you treat time as the single most valuable resource on Earth. Knowing that everyone else is also pressed for time, you make sure you don't distract them from their work. Because you have created and communicated timesaving procedures for others to make the best use of their time -- as well as yours -- you now have more time to focus on your own projects.
A lack of commitment suggests your time spent with others can be disruptive and inefficient. Your poor planning and disorganization wastes everyone's time. For example, you may have to make two callbacks to get information you could have obtained during the first call. You rarely take steps to prevent the incoming barrage of phone calls. The repeated requests that interrupt your day cause you to either reluntantly accept the sacrifice made in time lost -- or worse -- openly resent the time you have to give to others.
What happens when you do TQ Factor 9E more frequently?
You have more power. You save everyone's valuable time by being well-planned, on-point and on-time.
You accumulate performance positives like "Considerate, Respectful and Efficient" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.
What happens when you fail to consistently do TQ Factor 9E?
You have less power. Your inefficient interactions with others wastes everyone's time.
Negatives like "Inconsiderate, Disorganized and Distracted" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.
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