Like most of you, I too have a long to-do list in order to deliver the best value that I can to my clients.
This week is a slow client-facing week, so my to-do list consists mostly of independent prep work - writing reflection questions, creating sketch notes to summarize the key ideas in our reading, designing book circle sessions for next week, etc.
Usually, I put on my headphones and rock out while I get it all done.
This morning, I did something different.
With my friends and colleagues at NeverDoneBefore, we engaged in a motivating study session, where we connected, engaged in deep work, checking in, dove back into deep work, and then back out again as we said our goodbyes.
It's a great way to connect with someone, AND keep you motivated and accountable to what you want to get done.
I got this sketchnote done in the first deep work session.
Do you have a system for staying motivated for your non-people-facing tasks? If so, please share.
Thanks Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic, Le Borgne Ewen, @Anushka and @Peggy for working alongside me this morning.
Originally posted on LinkedIn with comments.
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I am Theresa Destrebecq.