Some people are great negotiators at work but too embarrassed to do it at home (but at home it’s YOUR money!) …while others are great at home but can’t be bothered to do it at work (but at work the sums can be really large, and negotiating can make a big difference to the profit margin, raising it from say 5% to 10%, i.e. double, with just a 2% reduction in buying costs and a 3% increase in selling price. Much easier than selling and then delivering twice as much!).
So the message is: Do it at both places. Transfer the skills across.
Time Management is the same.
You should ideally have the BIG FOUR in both places:
– goals for work andgoals for home
– a master list of everything you want to do, one for home and one for work
– a daily jobs to do list every day, 5 days a week at work and2 days a week at home. Yes, a jobs to do list for the weekend! You’ll get more done and feel less stress.
– a diary that includes both home andwork, all in the same place (whether it be paper or in the cloud, you need to see the complete picture).
It’s not sad to be organised at home as well as at work, (well OK, maybe a bit), but it will mean you achieve more and enjoy more, and that’s what life is all about.
onwards and upwards!