Tuesday, August 2, 2011
You need a very disciplined mind to keep intrusive thoughts from pulling you away from your writing and other professional work. Which tasks get a high priority and which do not? Here's an interesting technique from Prof Hacker at the Chronicle of Higher Education--the Falling Tree Method. It requires posting notes on a simple chart to measure the diverting tasks according to whether they have a high or low impact on your business (work) and how big an investment they require in terms of time and money. Then you draw in the falling tree . . . .