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The Fire Fighter

The Fire Fighter

Everything feels like a crisis to you and you spend much of your time putting out fires, leaving you without much time for your biggest priorities.

What to do: Identify your most important goals. List the things you need to accomplish within a given timeframe. Work on other items only if you finish your must-do’s for the timeframe. Also, try setting aside “work blocks” on your calendar to work on your highest priorities, and don’t let yourself schedule over them.

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The Procrastinator

The Procrastinator

Your professional life is being affected because you often postpone working, find hard to start working or do low-priority work instead of high priority.

What to do: Starting is the hardest part. Divide your work into small tasks and schedule time to tackle at least one...

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The "Never Say No" Personality

The "Never Say No" Personality

You often say yes to requests and commit to so much you feel overwhelmed and exhausted.

What to do: Keep track of what you need to do, how much time it will take and don’t accept nonpriority tasks if they are going to conflict with yours.

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The Under-estimator

You routinely fail to complete tasks because you underestimate the time necessary to finish them.

What to do: Assume as a rule that things will take longer than you expect. Start earlier than you think you need to in order to have a buffer for eventualities. Also...

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The Easily Distracted

The Easily Distracted

Getting sidetracked by minor concerns and are never quite able to bring the focus that you need to larger projects.

What to do: Build extra time when planning your projects. Also, physically block out distractions, like by isolating yourself, turning...

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Before turning on your computer, sit down with a blank piece of paper and decide what you can realistically accomplish that will further your goals.

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