Here at Konnect, the top lifestyle public relations firm in LA, New York and Austin, our fantastic exec team has dedicated a few recent afternoon workshops to teaching the entire company ways we can best plan for success and streamline our day.
I don’t know about you, but this topic seemed especially relevant with the rising temperatures and green buds starting to appear here in New York. There’s no better time than now to ’spring clean your routine!’ Here are a few quick tips from the team at Konnect.
- Add a little time to get up and move! – It’s hard to go on after 4+ hours of sitting in a chair. Even typing that sentence is hard to swallow. Konnect’s favorite business strategist, Tony Robbins, throws dance breaks whenever necessary to get the juices flowing. Dancing not your thing? Get up and walk outside. Schedule yourself a lunch. Take a break to call your mom.
- Prioritize the big stuff – One of our favorite metaphors at Konnect is that of the rock, pebbles and sand analogy for time management. (You can read the whole thing here, it will change your life!) Basically, imagine rocks and sand in a jar. If you fill up a jar with rocks first, there will be space to add in sand. If you add the sand first, however, you won’t have space to put in the big objects – the rocks – as the sand has taken up all the space. Now, think of the ‘big things’ you have to accomplish during your workday – pitching media, securing a partnership with an influencer – things that really move the needle for your client. You have to fill up your jar (your day) with these things first. If you fill your time with ’sand’ items -like organizing your desk or internal check-ins – your jar will be filled with no room for your ‘rocks!’
- Visualize the end goal – when making your weekly (or daily) checklist, organize tasks by a phrase that encapsulates a big-picture goal of yours. Maybe it’s, “Have the best tradeshow ever!” or, “Present client with a killer monthly report.” These little reminders will help you visualize success and remember what each menial task really leads to.
Ready to be the best publicist in Los Angeles? (or New York, or Austin?)
-Ali, Konnect New York