Don’t fall into the multitasking trap
Only a select group of individuals can multitask and achieve maximum efficiency. Instead of trying to complete multiple assignments in a day, focus on the one that will have the most impact. By impact, I mean the tasks that have inherent value to your customer or employer.
You end up becoming a burden if you make promises but, can’t meet deadlines.
If you want to be seen as reliable, let people know if their expectations should be adjusted—if a due date is unreasonable. People will respect you more if you are able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the work involved to get quality results.
The one essential task is learning how to organize your time to get the essential tasks done today and defer the less urgent for tomorrow.
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