The old adage about if you need something to be done ask a busy person certainly seems to be bearing fruit here at netlogx this week! Personally I am preparing to take a wonderful family trip to celebrate my Dad’s 80th birthday. Not only will it be the first vacation for my Dad with both his American and British grandchildren but also the first vacation I have taken with my brother in years! We used a travel agent to book it but it still has generated a mid-range complexity project plan to execute, assuring that the nine participants spanning three generations are occupied and able to enjoy themselves.
Professionally the netlogx team is responding to an RFS and again we have a project plan as well as daily team calls to ensure we are all on track. Wrapping up my action items in time to allow feedback and still make the flight on Thursday, plus keeping my other activities on track has caused me to revisit the Suzi Welch decision making tool 10-10-10.
So for today…
In the next 10 minutes:
I need to get this blog finished since it is website posting day here at netlogx!
In the next 10 months:
As netlogx continues to grow and add to the in-house processes we have defined we will need to formalize our RFS response approach. By taking the fantastic work undertaken for this opportunity and leveraging it to create an ongoing process we can plan and allocate resources to support all our future response efforts.
In the next 10 years:
The memories we make on our family trip will last a life time and I mustn’t short change the process by rushing though the next few days and arriving brain dead. The mini project plan I created for the vacation has items added that are tangential to the trip but have helped me plan and prepare. As a busy woman I am thinking about using my upcoming downtime to look at what I do on a daily and weekly basis and for these tasks determine which I would do if I was operating my life to a project plan. It’s not going to create a best seller but I think it will give me some focus and certainly create an opportunity for life process re-engineering!!
A book I’m reading for pleasure: Unseen: A Mystery
A book I’m reading for business: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Garr Reynolds
What I’m listening to on my ipod: Amar Es Combatir by Maná
Relevant quote: “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie