#61. The Important vs. The Urgent [+ the F*ck it Bucket]

Fri Oct 06 2017 (22:53)

Most of have a tendency to get stuck on distractions, and sometimes drama, and often the most important stuff gets pushed aside.


Today I'm talking about how to make sure the Important stuff (the things that matter most in your life) don't fall by the wayside and become dominated by the things that are nosier and demand your attention more - the Urgent things.


Because a life well-lived is one where you're focusing on, and spending your time on, the stuff that matters most.


In this ep. I talk through the Franklin-Covey Time Management Matrix. To see an image, head to my website: www.thrive.how/podcast61.


This concept is spoken about in depth in Stephen Covey's book - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - under Habit 3: Put First Things First.


I reference a Fortune article on this topic too. That can be found here: http://fortune.com/2011/03/16/how-i-managed-my-time-the-covey-way/


I talk through how you can prioritize your own life, and some simple tools that can help you spend more of your time on the stuff that is truly important to you.


Exercise: Towards the end of this episode I ask you to think about what things can go in your personal F*ck-It Bucket. Grab a piece of paper, put a line down the middle. Put a title on one side "What Matters Most", and on the other side title it "F*ck-It Bucket". This is a very quick and easy way to do an audit of your priorities and what you might need to pay more attention to.


To learn more about me, the host Kate Snowise, head over to my website: www.thrive.how


If you happen to be an awesome Literary Agent looking for an epic new author you can email me directly at kate@thrive.how :)