Yesterday it was my great pleasure to speak to a group of businesswomen at Accelerate Women about 4 Ways to Balance and Juggle Without Joining the Circus. There was lively discussion about to-do lists and the 4 ways to whittle them down.
In short, the 4 ways are
To simplify and illustrate, think of a basic task like dealing with dirty dishes. To get the job done, we could
- Complete – just do it
- Delete – eliminate the need to do it by using disposable dishes
- Delegate – give the job to someone else, like a child, partner or cleaner
- Automate – pop them in a dishwasher, press the button and walk away
Which strategy would you choose?