“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

 

Many of us would like to be better organized, but aren’t sure how to get started. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews organizational expert, Dr. Alex Lackey to find out the secret to becoming better organized. Dr. Lackey delves into the five aspects of organization, which work together to help a person become more efficient with their business as well as time. You’ll learn why it’s important to have a master to-do list in addition to a daily list, why you should sort paperwork and projects into A, B and C categories; how to get started on overwhelming important projects, why time-blocking your schedule is imperative and how to use the momentum of starting a project to ensure you finish it. Whether your desk looks like a tornado hit it or you just want to brush up on your organizational skills, you’ll be sure to find some helpful tips in this podcast.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to know where you’re heading and what you need to do for the day.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A clean desk is a sign of someone who knows what’s important and where things are and what things need to be done to accomplish certain goals.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Whenever possible, do it now.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“People invest time in C projects because they’re easy to do. If you do 15 C projects in one day instead of a third of an A project, you’re way behind.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A C project won’t make THE difference.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“When someone else can do it, let them do it. Learn to delegate.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Starting the overwhelming A is one of the most important things you can do.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Poor planning on my part shouldn’t create an emergency on someone else’s.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“An excuse is no substitute for a project.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Make gratitude an attitude.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“You’re successful when the quality of the list of things you don’t get done is high.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not how much time you spend; it’s how you spend your time.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

 

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