When people ask how I get everything done so quickly or how I streamlined their tedious and time consuming work, I tell them it’s because “I’m lazy.” In truth, it’s because I take to heart the phrase “Work smart not hard”. I do not work just to work and I do not work longer than necessary.
I’m naturally inclined to do things efficiently and quickly. I also triage my work, when necessary, so I can give priority to the most important and urgent activities. These skills have always allowed me to stay on top of all my work – both professionally and personally.
My personal life became more complicated six months ago when I adopted my beautiful baby girl and changed jobs. Since that wonderful February day when my daughter was born and came into my life, all of the skills I’ve honed over the years have come to my aid.
With all of these changes, you might think I’d be drowning. For a little while, I was. It wasn’t long before I realized the problems weren’t because there was too much to do but rather inefficient process and programs. A month after starting in my new job, I’m the person my coworkers ask advice on how to do their work. A month into my new role I began to develop programs and processes to streamline our work.
At home, I take care of my daughter and our 3 cats. There’s laundry, litter, cooking, cleaning, bottles, dishes, daycare illnesses, and much more. Those first few months were quite the learning curve but I’ve learned tricks to help me from feeling overwhelmed.
I finish what needs to be done – both in my corporate job and at home – and I still have time to do what I want, like this blog, all while getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night (except, of course, those times when my daughter can’t sleep through the night).
Is time management, organization, or finishing your work timely a struggle for you? I’m here to help.
This blog will introduce processes, programs, apps, and companies that help you get more done without requiring more work. It will look at ways to help you in the office and at home.
Do you need advice or suggestions now? Reach out! You can post a comment or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to working with you!