10. ACCOUNT FOR YOUR TIME
How did you spend your day? Write it as you go & evaluate how you did at the end of the day. Now look for ways to improve and ask yourself, “What am I going to do about this tomorrow?”
9. PLAN YOUR TIME OFFENSIVELY
Act like your time belongs to you! Learn to say no to the things you don’t need to do.
8. KEEP YOUR PRIORITIES IN ORDER
Remember if you don’t have priorities you can’t keep them.
7. DELEGATE TO THE FAITHFUL
What are you doing someone else can do? What is it, that only you can do?
6. PLAN FOR INTERRUPTIONS
When everything is said & done, there is more said than done. Things don’t always happen how you plan them.
5. RESPOND RATHER THAN REACT TO A CRISIS.
There is more than one side to every story. I’ve found in church work there are about 36. Do your homework. It’s okay to say, I’ll get back to you, I don’t know is a smart answer.
4. DON’T PROCRASTINATE
Do what you can do, don’t put it off.
3. GET SOME HELP
Make some calls, network, read a book, listen to a CD, get a mentor. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.
2. PLAN FOR GROWTH
Remember people follow people with a plan. Have a plan for spiritual growth, organizational growth, and numerical growth.
Things happen when we pray that don’t happen any other way.