Thursday, November 14, 2019.
"There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important."
~ Ruth Ross
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What Else Did You Forget To Tell Them?
Don't create your own interruptions. Prevent interruptions before they start by making sure everyone knows what they're suppose to be doing ahead of time.
Think ahead. Provide the necessary answers before the questions become interruptions.
Today's Idea For Action is from the TQ Optimize Color: Prevent Interruptions BEFORE They Occur.
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Now, ask yourself the following three questions:
- Have you told everyone all they need to know to perform their tasks without interrupting you today?
- Who interrupts you the most? What do they want most often?
- Wouldn't it be helpful to create a new checklist to make sure all the necessary information is passed along properly?
So, Just How Committed to High Achievement Are You?
A high commitment (9F rated 8 or better) 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.
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.
What happens when you do TQ Factor 9F more frequently?
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.
What happens when you fail to consistently do TQ Factor 9F?
You have 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.
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