too much on my plate

Too much on your plate?

  • Not returning important calls?
  • Out-of-control e-mails?
  • Chaotic workplace/-space?
  • Poor/risky stock control?
  • Unsafe money handling disciplines?
  • Neglected team?
  • Behind on important paperwork?
  • Not planning your movements/activities?
  • No time for yourself?

CANNOT GET TIME TO MAKE TIME?

A bad place to be!

BREAK THE CYCLE!

HOW?

  • Put EVERY SINGLE THING that needs to be done, GREAT AND SMALL, on a similar size piece of paper
  • Take out all the urgent (not necessarily important) things to be done
  • Arrange these from most important to least important
  • Starting from the top: Quickly decide who can do this for you and pass it on. DO IT! THERE IS SOMEONE! Even if you quickly need to instruct/teach them. (You won’t need too next time!)
  • Arrange the rest of the pieces of paper into priority groups (high, medium, low)
  • Arrange each priority group from most important (not necessarily urgent) to least important task
  • Start with the most important task in the high priority group and work your way down
  • REPEAT STEP 4 with EACH task!

REMEMBER: YOUR PRIMARY FUNCTION IS TO TRAIN, NOT TO DO!

  • It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it
  • None of us is as smart as all of us
  • “When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.” – John Ruskin
  • “If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.” – Oriental Proverb
  • No man is an island…
  • “It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.” – John Andrew Holmes
  • Training team members is one of the best investments you can make
  • You have to engage team members to keep them happy

STOP THE BOAT – PRIORITISE – ENTRUST!

Go slow to go fast!

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