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Creative chat. Mildly geeky tech talk. Business without buzz words and boring bits.
If this podcast was a cocktail it would be a Cosmopolitan (just because Martine sounds a bit posh - she isn't by the way - and of course, because Cosmopolitans are AMAZING!)
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Episode 37 Not Enough Hours in the Day? Listen to This
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The one where we get stuff done Welcome Hello, and welcome to episode 37 of the Creative Me Podcast. This week I co-hosted my first webinar with the lovely Frank Degenaar (who I have interviewed on the Creative Me podcast before, listen here). The experience of doing the webinar, and subsequent chats in The Lightbulb Club, highlighted a general feeling amongst busy people that there are not enough hours in the day. Not Enough Hours in the Day? How many times have you said that? I say it all the time. Of course, we all have the same 24 hours, but what's different is that we have different commitments we have to attend to. What's left over is the time you get to spend on perhaps your business or your creative pursuits. The question is how can we maximise that time? Are You Setting Yourself Up For Failure? One of the biggest problems is that we are setting ourselves up to fail. Does this sound like you? You've completed all of your necessary daily tasks and for the time you've got left you set 12 huge to-do items... Are you being realistic about the time that you've got to do these tasks? I think probably not. Many of use have a massive list of to-dos and don't give any consideration to how long each task takes. There is a distinct mismatch between what we are expecting of ourselves and the time that we've got available. We are not being realistic. Specific and Realistic When working out how to spend your time, try to be specific and realistic. Specific: clearly identify what needs to be done and estimate, as accurately as you can, how long each task will take. Realistic: then, only schedule tasks to fit into the time allowed - be realistic. If you're giving yourself 10 tasks that take an hour each and you have two hours to do this work then it's just not going to happen!