It is all to easy to get in to the office, sit down at your desk and rush into the most important job of the day.
About six months ago I was introduced to a nice simple idea that gets me focussed at the start of the day and keeps me on track throughout the day.
Let me introduce you to
B A L E R T
The mnemonic forms a reminder of the key aspects you should try to have in each day.
|B is for BLUEPRINT||- have a plan for the day, week and month – For the day I rewrite a to do list|
|A is for ACTION||- take some action towards your goals (You have written done goals don’t you!)|
|L is for LEARN||- take time to learn something even something small|
|E is for EXERCISE||- do something 10 mins walk is better than nothing|
|R is for RELAX||- take time to unwind|
|T is for THINKING||- find time to consider how your business is going/could be improved. Don’t get lost in doing|
The letters help you get a more balanced day. The ideas is to try to include as many of these themes in your day as possible. Don’t forget some can be combined at the same time. So listening to a business on your ipod while exercising knocks of two.
I write done the letters each day, crossing them off once I have done one. At the end of the week I look back to see how balanced or otherwise the week was. Making sure you don’t neglect any aspect too much.
Combining this technique daily with business planning, goal setting and mentoring has helped me tremendously.
Keep track of B ALERT online – http://ottoyuen.com/balert – trying it out now, i’ll keep you posted.
Original Idea appears to be from Mark Victor Hansen, not sure who taught me.
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