1. Take notes (by any means necessary!)
2. Rethink your priorities
3. Graph out your 'urgents' and your 'importants'A priority matrix is a decision-making tool for prioritizing your day. You can organize your matrix however you want, but mine is based around four categories: Important, not important, urgent and not urgent.
Here's an example of how a priority matrix might look. Keep in mind that normally, you'd be filling out this matrix with your current priorities.
4. Solve your urgents, delegate your importants
5. Reflect and review
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