Pre-Preface: I’m about to repost this blog. It’s 9:05 in the morning on Thursday, March 6. I posted it last night, only to find that I had not included a header. Oops. The following preface was written last night just before posting.
Preface: It is 11:41 pm as I finish this post. I really should have finished and posted it more than 12 hours ago, and this directly has to do with the topic, which is really managing time. I really do apologize for not posting this this morning, as I promised. Obviously, the steps outlined below are of the utmost importance for my future accountability!
In my Monday post, I said that I would list some ways I would balance networking with everything else in my life. Here they are, in no particular order:
1) Not drink or smoke cigarettes for six weeks, starting today. This should ensure that I get to bed on time and use those five-minute pockets for five-minute tasks.
2) Only go out for no more than an hour or two at a time. Be smart with how I make connections, and with whom I make them.
3) Have a clear idea of what I need to accomplish the next day, the night before.
4) Always be conscious of each and every decision I make, as they all tie elaborately into each and every other decision I make.
5) Go out with the primary goal of helping people be more successful! The more I help others be successful, however I can, the more success I will have myself.
That’s about it. For me, these goals are good to implement what I seek to accomplish in connection-making.
Interestingly enough, they all involve austerity on some level.
What are some ways that you intend to manage that fine line between sociopathy and social excess?