And the word is...

no!

Working on your to do lists or filling in your Eisenhower matrix is a good start to prioritize your work and to be effective and efficient.

What most people tend to forget is to be equally clear on what to say 'no' to.

The advice from the Inc. article below about identifying your intentions and priorities for the day may sound simple, but it's very powerful!

Related article: "Forget about Your To Do List. Focus on What Not To Do!"