By Ettie Rutherford
They are also the ones who are on every committee, every Board and the leader of every organization in their community. Eventually they are heard complaining about being overly-tired and “stressed out”.
Stephen Covey in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, reminds us that we should always put first things first, in order to manage our lives.
Time management is a myth, and multi-tasking is not our friend. It forces us to replace quality for quantity.
Therefore, in order to prioritize, effectively, I suggest that you:
> Manage jobs, which are important and urgent, then
> Complete tasks that are important and can be done, only by you;
> Delegate other tasks, with clear expectations, a reasonable timeline, and the acceptance that not everyone will do things the way you do;
> Focus on results that will allow you to find time for personal upliftment; and
> Replace ideas about time management with emphasis on self-management
Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org