- Many lawyers struggle with time management. When a tendency toward perfectionism is combined with a demanding workload, it can be difficult to keep on top of it all.
- Much of the solution lies in some surprisingly common sense measures you can easily make part of your practice.
- Productivity is not about doing more – it is about getting more of the important things done.
Do you have enough time to do the things you need to do? Many lawyers struggle with time management. There never seem to be enough hours in the day. But, as time is a fixed resource – we all get the same 24 hours in a day – the answer lies in managing what we do in that time. This will ultimately determine our results.
Productivity is not about doing more; it is about getting more of the important things done. We must be careful not to confuse activity with productivity. Activity is just busy work. One of the key reasons many people engage in busy work as opposed to productive work is because they lack a system for determining what to say yes and no to. Here are five skills you can start building now to immediately improve your productivity: