How I did it: I simply sat down every day, worked out my priorities and tried to balance the 'urgent' and 'important' against the trivial.
Mostly achieved my goals, although I still suffer form the "I can do too much' syndrome. Read how I did it… 7 months ago
And I have had a long lie-in and leisurely morning.
Have to: do a bit for BP on punctuation, and an integrated activity on the language information.
Then work on my module – fast and furious.
Some kind of outing as well.
Household tasks. 7 months ago
Up early, have a mini goal to finish one piece of work before DH returns from his 5km wlak this morning.
Then, to the travel agent.
Back for more work.
Progress on my module.
LOOONG outing with our German friends – strangely enough, rugby and then dinner. 7 months ago
2 hour meeting re new project; meeting a potential sub contractor later; gym; dinner with DH’s friends from the bank.
Before that: prep for the two meetings, finish something for BP to add to her material.
PRESSURE! 7 months ago
And I have many tasks to do …
writing, commenting, editing, arranging, visiting.
All action verbs of the first order.
And a big apology to my cousins who are having a joint birthday celebration on Saturday.
I am missing this becauase DH has made another arrangement with friends. 7 months ago
And I am teaching a class today …
Feeling a bit ‘ho hum’ about it.
Finish feedback; skype session with coach; get on with next module; PRODUCE! 7 months ago
and it is not long, but there are several important tasks upon it.
Reflexology; incorporate feedback on Governance module; look at the first submission on the 3 HRM modules; email cull; follow up on appointments for later this week; follow up on visa (damn those bureaucrats!); follow up on DVD finalisation. 7 months ago
and I am working …. on a public holiday …. heritage day …. feeling very grumpy.
BP, my son, DH, the cat, project partners, are all getting on my nerves. 7 months ago
Lazing this morning – newspapers, tea, a leisurely soak in the bath.
Some work, an excursion suggested by DH that I shot down preremptorily. (Still feeling grumpy.) 7 months ago
and I am feeling grumpy.
Damn blast bugget and hell! 7 months ago
Have some tweaking to do on the financial management module;
Shop for two small, thoughtful presents for two nieces who have a celebration tonight;
Plan for a lovely weekend;
Do a friday Haiku for son;
Follow up (again) on my visa;
Do some planning for the delayed project;
Look through some cupboards and cull their contents. 7 months ago
And I am grumpy. Why? Long delayed project, now of course, they want everything YESTERDAY.
And our project partners are somewhat skittish, sometimes unrelaiable, and inclined to squabble!
AFTER the meeting, I am going to find a lovely coffee shop and have cappuchino and something tasyty to eat. 8 months ago
Have a document to complete, incorporating feedback from the client
— most of which involves adding information not originally required. Ho Hum.
Then a meeting with T, lunch for the gardener, follow up on visa, get ready for tomorrow’s meeting in Pretoria. 8 months ago
And today I am:
having a session with a reflexologist this morning: a skype session with a project partner in Australia later on; working on a revision of the planning material; doing a 3 hour class with master’s students (dramatic arts) this afternoon.
Hope what I have to offer them is useful. Have written a case study and prepared slides to guide them through the overview I need to give. 8 months ago
Am meeting a potential new client this afternoon – a prestigious client, internationally based! (Although it is s small project, I would be pleased to have them as a client.)
Also meetign two retired government officials who re working on a project with us.
And preparations for a class I am giving at one of my 4 alma mater universities tomorrow.
And incorporating feedback on the first drafts of two modules I wrote for an NPO.
Then gym. 8 months ago
and I am preparing for the class with Master’s students on Tuesday.
Then DH and I will go to lunch when he returns from golf.
Will skype with daughter and son later on today. 8 months ago
And I am lying in a bit, tidying up, then going with sister and Dh to a home exhibition centre.
Then more quiet relaxing.
A very laid back day indeed! 8 months ago
So I started the day by telephoning him in Japan, and singing ‘happy birthday’ to him.
Have a client meetign – very important – followed by a couple of other meetings.
then to the airport to return home. 8 months ago
Back with BP, working hard for an important meeting tomorrow.
Have to finish work ion the governance module and print this; plan for the meetign tomorrow, includin a good process to follow on from the interactive process we used last week. 8 months ago
Speak to BP; sign a new contract; inform project partners; gym; visit with friend; prepare for meetings at end of the week. 8 months ago
A meeting with a difficult client, where I have to establish absolute clarity; a break; another meeting with a different person at the same client … an ‘odd’ meeting …. contradicatory messages about whta it is about.
Handover a gift and card to a staff memebr at that client who recently lost her son to suicide. 8 months ago
Have already wasted a chunk of my Monday morning with the bureaucratic process at the Visa processing office.
I feel deeply resentful about this huge waste of time!
I woudl shoot myself and probably a few others if I ever had to work in such a rule bound envrionment. 8 months ago
A leisurely read of the papers, a long soak in a warm bath, a bit of a tidy up, a chat with my sister, a bit of work and an excursion with DH. Where shall we go when he returns form golf? 8 months ago
And we are shopping for a birthday present for son in Kofu, Japan.
DH is watching sport on Tv and I may do some work.
Later, we may go to the theatre. 8 months ago
Friday of work, talk, planning!
Have already been to a very tough session at gym. 8 months ago
Rain rain rain again!
Fountains of rain spurting from walls and gushing down streets: lakes of rain slipping sideways acriss the cambered roads; soaking rain muddying dogs’ fur.
To start: a tough gym session – lots of cardio.
Then: admin, planning, then writing the 6th of 10 modules for our client. 8 months ago
In Durban – and it is COLD and very very wet.
Very important client meeting today: presenting 5 modules (about 250 pages) that we have written.
Then planning etc with BP. 8 months ago
Have 5 units to complete; one whole module to print (X7 copies); reflexology session; flight; arrangements; get myself across Durban; assess & plan with BP. 8 months ago