Working in my Fortress of Solitude in Altrincham – the only way I can get through the task list for the day.
I went to bed last night feeling a little overwhelmed at “everything I have to do” today – but, true to form, I made a list of it all this morning at 06:00 and prioritised the list.
Apart from getting shaved, showered and dressed at 09:00 and a quick trip out for a Costa Coffee at 10:30, I’ve been here all morning, accepting very few phone calls from the inner circle.
A chance to get through a load of preparation:
- PowerPoint slides for IDH practice managers, introducing them to the IDH Business School
- revised PowerPoint slides for Practice Plan, following the feedback from last week’s workshop
- this week’s ezine (out in the next 24 hours)
- setting up a strategic alliance between an accountant and a dental client to discuss a future business idea
- paying some domestic and professional invoices (still haven’t delegated all of that yet – note to Chris – get it sorted)
- booking time with my excellent accountant Doug Murphy to agree some medium term financial plans
- preparing for a conversation with my financial planner, Simon Booth, this afternoon
There’s more on the list yet to achieve today, before I have dinner with clients who need help with a business that is suffering cash flow problems.
I know I’ve said it before but I couldn’t achieve any of this without:
- planning the time to prepare
- switching off the emails and calls whilst I do
- enjoying the support of a fantastic internal and external support team
- delegating as much as possible
- allowing my trusty new Franklin time management system to establish my priorities
- having enjoyed adequate sleep, meditation, fresh air and fun over the weekend