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Do you want to be more effective and more productive at getting things done?
I learn a lot from my law school friends and colleagues. Many went on to become successful business leaders.
I admire the way my mate Terry makes things happen. He is the master of the “polite yet persistent push”.
Whenever we talk about organising some social event or “business” meeting – he never lets me get of the phone without us setting a time.
How often do we all talk about organising things – yet we leave it at some vague time in the future?
Oh we must catch up (sometime) OR
We will meet to discuss this latest project (sometime).
I encourage YOU – whenever you use or hear the word “sometime” – make sure you do not leave the meeting or end the phone call without specifying the time you will do it. Set a time.
Be persistent. Get into the habit.
Also, be polite – without being rude.
Use softening expressions such as:
While we are here (in a meeting) OR while we are on the phone – let’s set a time.
Sometime I will also share other Practical Productivity tips on how to Make it happen!
O.K. – I’ll write my diary – to make it happen tomorrow – 3 April (Australian time)
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