When my first book came out, I noticed I was mesmerized by any training that said "book" and "success." Learning isn't bad, but when it keeps me from actually focusing on what's most important for preparing for one of my books to come out or classes to start, there's a problem. I'm in the process of discovering how I can take my own project and time management practices to the next level.
I thought it might be valuable to share with you what I'm learning I need to stay clear and calm in the midst of an enormously nebulous and potentially overwhelming project.
Whether you're writing a book, managing a large department, starting a business, or just trying to get through the day without missing a meeting, here are a few tips:
- Establish a Capture Location: I researched different tools and decided that Asana was the right one for me and my team. In it, I can break down the different sections of the overall book marketing campaign by project. Then under projects, I can have tasks, and under tasks, notes.
I hope that some of these insights resonate with you about where your system might be slipping and how you can become more clear and calm.
About Real Life E
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through training programs.
McGraw Hill published her first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress. Harvard Business Review recently published her second book How to Invest Your Time Like Money. Elizabeth contributes to blogs like Lifehacker, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and the 99U blog on productivity for creative professionals and has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.