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Creating a small chunk of time to mentally gear-up for difficult situations is a proactive step in the right direction.
Writing your thoughts down can be helpful. Make a list of the questions you’d like to ask, the information you need to give, and the answers you’ll likely have to provide.
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Being proactive is taking initiative regardless of the requirement and not just reacting to situations. It requires awareness, self-discipline and an eye for the future.
Adopting a more proactive approach to your everyday life enables you to take control of are...
Develop a schedule that allows you to focus on what matters most.
Then, once your plan is established, set up reminders – periodic check-ups to see if you’re staying on task. It is imperative that you keep yourself accountable if your routine is to take shape and become effecti...
This is the opposite of procrastinating. To frontload a project, set up a schedule that forces you to do the bulk of your work within the first 50% of the time you have allotted for the project.
It gives you the chance to eliminate stress by finishing your task ahead of schedule.
A lot of productivity is lost each day through miscommunication or non-communication.
If it’s your responsibility to reach out to someone, don’t delay and don’t distract from the main point. A quick phone call, a concise email, or even a properly-placed sticky note can all achieve t...
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Reactive people believe the world is happening to them. They focus on things that are in their circle of concern, but not in their circle of influence.
Proactive people recognize that they are able to choose how they will respond to a given situation. They focus on the things ...
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It’s dedicated time to think about the past week, reflect on what went well and what didn’t, and plan for the week ahead.
It’s a chance to get aligned with your goals and ensure that the work you’re doing on a daily basis is helping you reach them
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