Best Practices to Help You Take Control of Your Time and Life Going into 2019
Making clear decisions is something many leaders struggle to do. Even on the best day, making a confident decision can be difficult. You may have all the data but still struggle due to a lack of time, money, sleep, confidence, and most importantly, clarity.
Lack of Time
Leaders who assess perceptions of time use consistently make better decisions and improve processes. To achieve a better work-life balance, use the S.H.O.P. Method: Work Smarter; Be Healthy; Stay Organized and Always Prioritize. Here are some tips to apply the S.H.O.P Method:
- Keep an essential tools toolbox in your car to solve problems on the go
- Eat well, exercise, and get a good night’s rest (7-8 hours/night)
- Get organized to manage clutter
- Put no more than 3-5 major tasks on your to-do list to achieve your goals.
Lack of Confidence
Often disguised as a lack of confidence, unconfident leaders lack clarity.
Leaders with clarity are fulfilled, inspired, acknowledged, and understood. To achieve clarity, improve self-awareness and boost emotional intelligence, follow these tips:
- Know your strengths, weaknesses, goals and values
- Work in your strength zone and delegate your weaknesses
- Practice self-control in the face of pressure and stress
- Know your triggers and coping strategies to maintain a healthy and positive outlook.
The fastest way to gain clarity and effectively manage your time is to hire a coach who can help you see the big picture from outside of the frame. Every successful leader uses a coach at some point because coaching provides clarity and great results. If you are ready to take control of your time and life, we highly recommend working with a professional coach.