If Only People Distracted Me

by Cheflady
(Danbury, Connecticut)

I only have myself to contend with. I can just choose not to answer the phone. I can spend a whole day concentrating on job search and making a flyer or tweaking the menu, or I can spend a whole day on household projects.

I think that I should compartmentalize the projects that need to get done and schedule some daily time for business.

Up to now, I have been job searching daily. So I usually do what I can, and then put it aside for the day.

----- Arturo's Reply to Cheflady-----

When contend we must, there is no stronger opponent than the self. The question of choice is the hardest to answer, because we're all prone to change our minds and then excuse our choices.

When we consider that time is large, continuous and, in the words of Peter F. Drucker, that it is also "the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed," then we come to understand our limitations.

The self will attempt to do within these limitations what it wills. But is what we will really what brings the kind of results that we wish for? The answer is no, unless we apply our wills in the direction of producing those kinds of results.

For this we need time management.

In his excellent book titled "The Effective Executive", Drucker explains that effective managers know where their time goes. They focus on outward contribution. They build upon strengths, concentrate on the few major areas where superior performance will produce outstanding results, and finally make effective decisions.

They set aside large uninterupted blocks of time to accomplish whatever is worth doing to reach the outstanding results sought for. Starting a business that will last is such an outstanding result.

So your idea of compartmentalizing the projects that you need to get done and scheduling some daily time for business is in full alignment with effective time management. If you stick to it, you will see outstanding results.

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