Wednesday, February 13, 2008

happy hump day!

just recorded 2 podcasts - you're gonna love 'em. such interesting ladies out there!

monday's workshop with danny meyer was great. he's an amazing speaker, so real, and has an amazing take on business + hospitality. i hear his restaurants are lovely, too. we hit moby's teany before hopping on the late night bus home. yum!

had a coaching call yesterday with my authentic leadership coach. we get 5 sessions through naropa's program. we focused on time management the entire time as i'm continually trying to figure out the best use of my time. why do i LOVE checking off small things (make a reservation, send an e-mail, edit a document) when all time management experts say to tackle the big projects first? well, she recommended that i focus on having 3-4 key results for the week and that that would ensure i stayed true to the top priorities rather than my passion for crossing off to-dos. i like that. after we got off the call i went through my trusty planner pad and carved out some blank space so i wouldn't fill it with meetings and was to also try to find a day off. um, that was hard. still searching for one of those but am determined to find one! i encourage you to play with the "key result" concept! what are the top results that you want to see come out of your week? well, this will help determine how you spend your time! genius, eh? hope this helps! i've got 3 set up so far and can't wait to see how this new process assists with time management - an ongoing journey to improve.

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Kimberly said...

I LOVE the key results idea. I have the same problem of getting so much satisfaction from crossing off the little things that I can easily put off the big ones. I'll try this too!

Anonymous said...

Kimberly, I gained this idea from some of the books that you have recommended and other places too (manager-tools podcasts - great stuff!). Focus on what you want to achieve that week and build your time around it - I too need to practice what I preach - good luck! Thanks for all of the inspiration and motivation!!!!!!

Kenya at Studio 41 said...

yes! so dig danny's book. and grammercy tavern is one of my favorite NYC joints.

have always wanted to try blue smoke.

ahhh, nyc's plethora of food choices makes a mouth water!

LucretiaK said...

Reading your comments about not going online/emailing in your last reminded me of this project

Kat said...

In my opinion, Danny Meyer is the best restaurateur in NYC. I recommend Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, and Shake Shack (in Madison Square Park). Ooh, and The Modern for special occasions.