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Do you always have too much to do? You’re not alone. Life in today’s society can be complicated as it’s common for people to have more than just work and home to think about. It can be extremely difficult to maintain balance between your different areas of responsibility. If you find yourself stressed about or feeling like you can’t honor the commitments you’ve made, this episode is for you. Mike and Brooks walk through the advice given on actual coaching calls they had with Asian Efficiency customers, and provide actionable tips for how to focus on what you should be doing, as well as when you should be doing it.

Cheat Sheet

  • We’re LIVE in front of our Dojo audience! [1:34]
  • The process we used from actual coaching calls and how we identified solutions for our customers [2:44]
  • What “attention residue” is and why it makes it so hard to do your work [3:24]
  • How to stay appropriately engaged when you wear multiple hats [7:29]
  • Coaching call takeaways with “Jane,” who needs to switch tasks all the time and manage lots of requests from colleagues [12:19]
  • How to implement scheduled focus time at your workplace [14:28]
  • Why you don’t have to be connected all the time (and how to overcome the FOMO it causes) [16:16]
  • Why you should setup specific office hours so that you can create the time and space to focus on what’s important [19:36]
  • The importance of examining how you deal with email to create more time in your day [21:36]
  • Tips for learning to say “no” effectively [22:19]
  • How to track your time to learn whether what you’re doing is in alignment with your values [25:32]
  • Coaching call takeaways with “John,” who has a hard time getting work done in the afternoon [29:10]
  • Why having a plan for your day can help you better execute on your goals [31:22]
  • Why it’s important to identify all of the responsibilities and dependencies that you have [34:38]
  • How to be OK with what you are not doing [36:45]
  • Using the 12 Week Year planning method to focus on something that needs to be improved [41:23]
  • The importance of focusing on one thing at a time [42:14]
  • How to stay focused when you don’t have a supervisor [45:27]


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