David Allen’s Brain Dump – Monday Morning

Monday Morning

Let’s begin on the personal level. When you got up this morning what was your first thought about this week? Was it excitement or dread? Or were you so overwhelmed you felt numb?

If it was dread, don’t let yourself stay there. Take a look at the reason you feel that way. Is there a way to re-frame those thoughts? Ask yourself – “What makes me happy about my work?” and then choose to focus on that.

If it was overwhelm, take David Allen’s advice and do a brain dump. Write down every single thing you need and want to do. This often relieves some pressure. Now look at each item and ask:

  • Will this add value?
  • Is this important?
  • Will this move my business forward?

This act should help you choose three items to focus on this week.

Let’s aim for excitement and anticipation!