Catherine Hooper on Hour Tracking for Priority Optimization

December 13, 2011

Catherine Hooper has been tracking how she spends every hour of every day for the past 3 years. Why? To make sure she is living by her priorities. She defines her priorities, turns them into actions, then schedules them. Each week, Catherine sits down with her calendar, looks at what she already has on her schedule, and first decides whether these things fit within her priorities. After canceling any things that don’t fit, she adds in the actions that are important to her, in order of importance, as well as supporting actions that need to surround them. Her closing message? Don’t have anything in your calendar that fails to meet your priorities! This is a great framework for saying no to unimportant things. Watch her detailed explanation below. (Filmed at the NY QS Show&Tell.)

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