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What Systems Keep You Effective?

Published: 2018-06-09
Last Updated: 2018-06-10 00:03:31 UTC
by Russell Eubanks (Version: 1)
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Previously I discussed What’s On Your Not To Do List as a means to remain focused on priorities. I never fear running out of work in cybersecurity. Instead, I worry that our focus does not always stay on the most critical issues. Today I want to highlight several techniques I use to help remain effective.

Saying no

    Over and over again

    No can be a complete sentence

    Opportunity cost associated with time spent on other items

Calendar Margin

    Create space for unexpected tasks

    Make appointments for what matters most    

Goal tracking system

    As an achiever, I enjoy checking items off my "to do” list

    Evernote as a repository to hold ideas for future research

    Keep from cluttering up my brain

A physical planner

    Found tremendous value in weekly reviews

    Focus on what I accomplished

    And what needs even more focus

Each of these tactics serves to help keep me focused on what matters most. What hacks do you use to stay effective throughout your busy day? Let us know in the comments section!

 

Russell Eubanks

ISC Handler

SANS Instructor

@russelleubanks

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