In this piece from AICPA, the world’s largest association for the accounting profession, Amy Vetter, a CPA, Yogi and top inspirational speaker, provides a series of hard-and-fast tips – life hacks – that serve as performance optimizers, including monotasking, using website blocking apps, employing the “Pomodoro Technique,” and more. One is called the Eisenhower Decision Matrix, used by Dwight Eisenhower to organize his days by dividing tasks based on their urgency and importance: urgent and important tasks were handled promptly by him; non-urgent but important tasks were set aside with a clear due date; urgent but less important tasks were delegated to others; and non-urgent and unimportant tasks were dubbed superfluous. There is, however, a caveat: “These strategies do not comprise a program that I’m advocating,” she writes. “Some of the techniques may work for you; others may not. That’s totally fine. Use the techniques presented below if they make sense for you and deliver results. We all work differently. And we can all work a little smarter.”
Published June 12, 2020.