How to Spend the First and Last 10 Minutes of the Work Day

To Do ListMake it a habit to spend a little time every dayplanning your day and wrapping up your day.

The First 10-15 Minutes: Set aside at least 10 minutes at the beginning of the day to plan your day:

  • What calls and meetings on my calendar do I need to prepare for?
  • What are the three top things I’d like to accomplish today? Is time to complete those things on your calendar?
  • What is the most important thing for me to get accomplished this morning?
  • Are the activities represented on my calendar today consistent with my most valuable activities?

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10 Things That Matter in Your Career

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Work Life BalanceWhether you’re just beginning your career or are in the middle of a career transition, taking the time to think about what really matters to you in life can save you years, even decades, of heartache. Here are some things to consider.

1. Money isn’t everything. Family often encourages you to go for the career where you can make the highest income. Unless you have a passion for the job that makes the highest income, going there is going to be a source of incredible misery for you. While paying the bills is important, happiness and satisfaction are even more important.

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