Upfront planning IS the key to success – when I know what my days’ priorities are, I succeed.
Leah Hunt

I’m completely with you, Leah. When there is no pressure of a deadline or if I don’t structure my day, I flounder as well.

As for prioritizing, I put whatever deadline is coming up the fastest first. For example, I put out a blog post at least three days a week. So, on those days, that’s one of my MIT. With my newsletter, I devote one day a week to working ahead on content. With deadlines that are in the distance (like working on self-publishing my first book), I make sure I look at my working plan and then hammer out what is up next on my checklist.

When I’m working with my teachers in my buildings, I usually have three deadlines with each task they need to complete. However, they don’t know this. They think the first one is the actual deadline, but I always build in a cushion for the stragglers. I think what helps is that we look at everything we do as benefitting our students when we’re getting things done on time.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.