If everything is under control, you are not going fast enough! Mario Andretti
Famous retired race car driver Mario Andretti, could not have said it better!
Did you know that the maximum speed of a Formula One race car is 3 times faster than a cheetah?
Always at maximum speed, my vision remains the same: Do whatever is necessary to satisfy my clients. Given that speed and efficiency are important issues, I rely on a talented team of individuals, I draw upon innovative processes and I use the best technology available.
In order to be both quick and effective, Business Insider suggest 13 Thing Successful People Do in The Last 10 Minutes Of The Workday. I strongly recommend reading the full version of this high value article. But for now, here is an excerpt of my personal Top 5:
Successful professionals always keep an eye on their ever-changing to-do lists, Taylor explains. “But the last 10 minutes is when they also check their final progress against that day’s objectives,” she says. “They revise their final list accordingly while in the moment, rather than abruptly leave and hoping they’ll remember all the nuances of that day in the morning.
Your projects take much longer to complete when you’re not organized. “Having an orderly desktop and desk will help you think more clearly and prioritize more effectively. It’ll also help you quickly find important documents when you need them,” says Taylor. “File digital and hard copy documents for easier access and greater efficiency when you need them next.
Taking even one minute to review what you achieved can give you a sense of accomplishment, and on a particularly trying and busy day it can remind you that you got more done than you realized,” he says. “Happiness research tells us that doing a simple routine like this, and taking the time to reflect on what you accomplished, is a key way to boost your overall level of happiness.
The more you can get everything down on paper that is swirling through your mind, the more likely it is you’ll be able to focus on the rest of your life with a clear head and be prepared and ready to go the following day.
Your day is moving at ¨warp speed¨? This is exactly when your time management skills will have its efficiency put to the test. And that leads us to:
The most successful people take a minute to determine how accessible they can and need to be between now and the following day, and then they communicate that to whoever needs to know. Are you going ‘completely dark’ with absolutely no contact with your office via text, email, or phone? Or are certain exceptions being made? This will change day to day, and there’s not necessarily one right answer. The most important question to ask yourself is, ‘What mix of contact/accessibility will allow me the greatest peace of mind during my off hours?
To be the first to finish the race; you need to be fast and well organized. Remember the old Latin adage – festina lente : move forward with relentless perseverance while exercising a prudent reserve towards your goal.