Your Work Style — Don’t Ignore it When Making Time and Energy Choices

work style differences

Do you know your work style?

How would you describe your work style?

Do you think you’d spot it if you ran into it on the street?

Many smart, productive people probably would be hard-pressed to recognize, let alone describe, their work style. And yet, this is a foundational factor in everyone’s time choices and time success.

Indeed, time and energy management works best when you take into account your own work style and preferences. But lots of people spin their wheels because they are managing their time as if we were someone else.

Are you doing this to yourself?

A work style example…

Let’s say you make a resolution to clean out your inbox every day. If your inbox currently holds nearly ALL of your e-mail, this goal is probably not founded in the reality of your everyday work style and time choices.  You may follow through for a couple of weeks, but the enterprise is likely to peter out, leaving you feeling discouraged and self-critical.

If you are not taking into account your work style, your time and energy management efforts will be constantly frustrated.

Why? Because you’ll bump into yourself at every turn. Trying to manage your priorities without being aware of your work style and preferences is like trying to run an obstacle course in the dark.

Check this out for some spot on tips…

Some time ago, I wrote an article titled Time Management Tips – 5 Ways Introverts Can Supercharge Their Productivity. It explores this issue and offers tips for time choices based on your work style and your strengths.  That’s the key — recognizing your style and working from its strengths.

According to Marti Olsen Lani, author of The Introvert Advantage, introvert strengths include independence, capacity to work well in one-to-one situations, ability to concentrate closely on tasks, creativity, and capacity to analyze systems.

If you are introverted, your experience of time may differ dramatically from that of your extroverted colleagues. So apply your creativity and originality to making the most of time in ways that celebrate your uniqueness.

So, now, how would you describe your work style?  And how do you take it into account when managing your time and energy?  Let me know, I’d love to hear!

What if you could find another hour every day?

Learn more about the gifts of energy, time and meaning that my unique, Heart-Based Time and Energy Management™ System offers.  To begin your transformational journey, sign up for my complimentary Finding Time Success Kit.

Let’s explore time and energy together …

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