We start our week by ending our deep dive into Habit 3 – Put First Things First from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Today we cover some application suggestions to get us started on the right path, and take an urgency addiction quiz that was truly eye opening. Check out the website for more content www.bcbousa.com


It is time to start implementing Habit 3 into our lives. Shifting our focus to what is important, and spending as much time as possible in box 2. Stephen shared some application suggestions for doing this:

1. Identify a Box 2 activity that you know you have neglected. One that, if done well, would have a significant in your life, either personally or professionally. Write it down and commit to implement it.

2. Draw a time matrix and try to estimate how much time you spend each day in each box. Then log your time in 15 minute increments for 3 days. Were your estimates accurate? Are you satisfied with how you spend your time? What changes do you need to make?

3. Make a list of responsibilities you can delegate and the people you could delegate them to or train to be responsible for these items. Then determine what is needed to start the delegation or training.

4. Organize your week. Identify your roles, and then goals for each role for the week. Then transfer those goals to a specific action plan. At the end of the week evaluate your plan and see how effective it was.

5 Commit yourself to start organizing on a weekly bases and set up a regular time to do it.

Lastly Dan took an Urgency Addiction test that asks 16 questions on a scale of 0-4 to determine how “addicted” someone is to urgency. Dan is extremely addicted!! It is hard to let go of doing certain tasks. There is a small ego boost in solving someone’s problem. In the long run it is not serving you though. This is a very tough habit to implement. It will take time. It will be worth it.

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