You might find it easier to honor your commitments by eliminating the things that waste your time and energy. Here’s how to do it.
- Time leaks are things that eat away at your commitments and increase the possibility that you will not honor them
- Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times by Dusan Djukich
- “What you have committed to, up to now, is revealed by what you have produced or failed to produce”
- “Involved with” vs. “committed to”
- What gets in the way of honoring your commitments?
- What do you do or where do you go when you have 15 or 20 minutes between meetings?
- Reducing time leaks adds time back to your day
- Having large blocks of time without clear intentions or guard rails
- Committing to do certain things in a given day
- What things are you doing that aren’t giving you anything back?
- Managing Slack by turning off the presence indicator and closing it for an hour as an experiment
- Decide what you will say “No” to in a given week to help you plug a time leak–make them small and doable
- Unsubscribe from all those newsletters
- Disable the notifications on your phone or simply power it off
- Where do you go when you are bored or seeking to soothe yourself?
- Where do you find yourself without knowing how you got there?
- What’s the biggest mindless activity that you do in a day that consumes the most time?