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Find your goals. Without them, it is impossible to prioritize your tasks. Try to set 90-day goals, which is long enough to make meaningful progress. Questions to prompt goals:
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Prioritize your list of possible goals using and expected value (EV) calculation. Expected Value = Resources Required x Return on Investment x Probability of Success
Take the list of everything you could potentially work on over the next 90 days and then rank them by these criteria.
This method consists of ranking your tasks into five categories.
Prioritizing tasks at work involves getting all your tasks and commitments in one place. Take a piece of paper and make a list of everything you need to get done. Questions to help you:
Some examples of things that often waste time:
At the start of each day, look over your calendar and task list for that day, and quickly write down three things you are grateful for your priorities of the day.
Writing on paper makes it less likely to keep adding as the day progresses. Crossing the tasks off as you complete them feels ve...
Update all the tasks on your list and prioritize them. Then put them on your calendar based around your energy levels. Ask "Given my current energy level, what's the most valuable task I can do now?
Categorize your tasks by how much value they generate for you or your company. Tasks can be assigned as either $10/hour, $100/hour, $1,000/hour or $10,000/hour.
We might think of the value of the tasks as linear, where some tasks are more important than others. But the difference in value c...
The priority matrix allows you to look through your to-do list and categorize based on their urgency and importance.
Routines are boring, but efficient. I love them because of it.
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If you don't know what your goals are, most likely you won't be able to identify and prioritize the specific tasks you need to work on to achieve those goals.
Write your major goals down and break them into tasks. Your goal tasks are your frogs, the things you want to work on first ...
Prioritizing your tasks in such a way that makes all the forthcoming tasks easier.
Instead of giving direct advice, tell a brief story about what happened to you or someone else that could shed light on your friend’s situation.
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