Efficiency counts for a lot.
Most people think efficiency is all about an effective use of time. But it’s more than that. It’s about your energy management as well. Being able to find (or not!) something with ease means your mood is not affected, other than positively. You likely won’t even notice or appreciate how much this can impact you, if you already have ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’.
If you have to scrabble to find something, you’ll soon be emotionally affected.
If you are not yet fully organised, then frustration, irritation and even berating yourself can start to cloud the mind from the task at hand (little things like finding that document to send off to someone, or providing that link they need).
Lack of organisation means that something that should take 5 minutes ends up taking 15 or 20. You end up annoyed, and likely then need to spend another few minutes making a cup of tea or getting back in the ‘zone’ of what you were doing.
Systems and structures help save time, but also energy.
As a speaker, author, coach it’s vital that you know where to find what you need, with ease. That takes a simple filing system. Which takes a little organisation, but only once. Even if you have a personal or virtual assistant, YOU still need to know where everything is. Because you never know when you need that bio to send straight away, or that link to the most downloaded lead magnet you have. You need to be ready for all the opportunities that come your way.
Having things to hand is something that most of us take for granted.
It’s great when it’s in place, and things are where you can find them. Take a little time out today to work out where you are OK in your filing (digital and physical) and what needs some attention. Then schedule in time — even 10 minutes a day for the next 30 days — to get organised so you are not letting your systems affect your energy.
You’ll get more efficient. You’ll be organised enough to jump on opportunities. You’ll feel much more in charge of your energy. You’ll be (smugly) smiling. We promise.