Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The one essential task in my calendar

I recently changed functions inside the company. That's good news for me, new challenge! Excited to embrace a new challenge, I want to outperform myself. I want to make the people that gave me the opportunity proud of their decision. I want them to look back and feel good, thinking "great decision, that was THE man for the job". However, there's a problem: the project is rolling and on an important phase, so, what that means is I have to catch a train that already left the station.

How to manage the gigantic amount of new information coming in every second and still be productive? In these first weeks it's not easy. So, nowadays, the most important meeting in my calendar was created by me and I'm the only participant in the room:

Google Calendar Refocus

Daily refocus. After just two days, I realized that in this initial phase on a rolling project I would have to "refocus" on a daily basis. With so much information scattered around, not stopping for a moment would imply something would get lost. No can do! Every day from 19h to 20h it's my time. I revisit the day, reorganize notes, review documents, review my personal notes and reorganize thoughts. Some of the information is not that important. Some is crucial. Never loose focus on what you really need.

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