We all know prioritizing is critical, but like most time management concepts, how to prioritize is unclear and the traditional guidance not all that helpful.
Most traditional prioritization approaches essentially boil down to writing everything down and then organizing it based on importance vs. urgency or using some elaborate A, B, C / 1, 2, 3 structure. In my experience, this organizing of tasks in an effort to provide clarity actually takes a lot of time, can lead to even more confusion, and doesn’t get you much closer to knowing how to proceed with confidence.
So, in this podcast episode, we’ll cover my approach to prioritization. It’s not easy (nothing with time management is), but it works and does reduce stress, provide clarity, and allows you to get to the actual doing – not just spending hours assigning letters and numbers to tasks to try to rank every single task on your plate.