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About once a month, I publish an article on something I've learned in the creative industry.

How to tackle a task you've been avoiding

Note: I saw a version of this diagram somewhere, but I can't remember for the life of me remember where. If you know, please comment, and I'll add the credit.

At the end of each week, I try to go through my todo list and get as many things out of there as I can. It's a Sunday evening ritual and helps me hit the ground running on Monday morning.

Often I'll see the same task again and again, week after week.

When this happens, I've found it helpful to take a step back and think about why this might be, and alternative approaches to getting it done or otherwise out of my life.

Below is a diagram of the process I run through. It's tailored towards someone running a small business with a small team, but hopefully, it can be applied in other contexts too.

How to tackle a task you've been avoiding

Will you enjoy it?

Yes

Do it

no

Is it an obligation?

No

Bin it

yes

Is it good for the company?

No

Bin it

yes

Can it be automated?

Yes

Automate it

No

Can it be delegated?

Yes

Delegate it

No

do it

Posted June 2018
© 2014-2018 James Chambers
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