This is something I’m learning from my CEO right now, and I’ve found it to be helpful. The idea behind it isn’t complicated.
Instead of hashing out an optimized gameplan for peak productivity that’s disturbed every time your schedule is interrupted, why not determine what the essential items are in your operation and complete them, no matter what?
If you have a meeting that takes place at 6am ET every week and your speaking engagement in California requires you to get up at 3am, just act accordingly.
If your team’s project won’t be completed in time unless you spend an extra hour in the office without pay or recognition, just act accordingly.
If there are things that must be done for which you have no training, and that terrify you: 1) congratulations! 2) just act accordingly.