Do what’s urgent and leave the rest till later
I spent last week tackling the final knotty problems in preparing the Money Stuff international $ edition. The last problems are always the ones that take three times longer than expected. And because I was dreading them, my son Sebastian said that I should take five of the problems, put them in any order and do the one at the top!
My PA, Rosie, has been away for a week in Canada and owing to her absence, work has considerably slowed. So I took the opportunity to do my spring clean in the autumn.
I’ve always worked in businesses where priorities change constantly and many find this difficult to deal with. But not for me. After a breathless autumn spent doing what’s urgent – my mantra has always been “do what’s urgent and leave the rest till later” – this week ‘later’ came, and I’ve been sorting out my office – all the filing and even organising the pens!