The instructor did an incredible job of explaining the material in detail. The material was Off-The-Hood GREAT. I have implemented a lot of what the instructor taught us and it has already made an impact on my business. I have been searching to find a way to keep all my stuff in one spot and not use the paper product. I feel I know have a fantastic foundation to build upon and I am utilizing Outlook 1000% more effectively than I had in the past. The 5 Choices program including Core4, the Quadrants, the 30 Minute Week Review and the 10 Minute Daily review, the review of the Notes section with the Goals I’m setting, etc., have all been beyond impactful. So, thanks for providing a great program and pushing this material onto the students in a steady pace, well thought out format.
Contributed by a 5 Choices participant
Identifying where items fall in the quadrants helped to reduce my stress level. It helps to prioritize tasks and minimize distractions.
Now that I am able to identify when a task is a Q3, distraction to my work load, I can prioritize it easier and while it can still be completed for someone else’s Q1 and while I may still have a sense of urgency for the task I don’t have to accept the burden of the stress of the issue.
Learning how to drag emails to tasks or calendar events has been a life changing experience. I now can move the emails and know that I will be reminded to follow up electronically so I don’t have to try to keep it in my mind until it is done. I can just set the task with a reminder and then forget it so that I can focus on the current task at hand. I have set color coded categories that are Quadrant specific and broken by personal or work. That way when I get a new unexpected Q1 or Q2 task it can quickly and easily see what it moves and what the priorities were without having to review each task.
It only takes a few seconds pre task to set the category but it save a lot of time when you have to readjust your day to work in the unexpected.
Contributed by a 5 Choices Participant