The difficulty is that each thing requires a bunch of preliminary effort to actually get to the finishing part. For example, the first thing I need to do today is update the bookkeeping for our local limited liability company, so Kit can send the general ledge to the accountant for tax preparation. I have done the data entry through mid-November, so there's not that much to do, and the task itself won't take more than 20 minutes. However, here's what I have to do before I can even get to the easy part:
- Clear off my office desk--I need to make sure I'm not missing any important receipts.
- Go through the bag of junk next to my desk--a week or so ago I cleared my desk off by sweeping all the papers and miscellany into a bag to deal with later. This is where the majority of the receipts are. Manage to do this without making a larger mess.
That said, here's my plan for the day:
- Clear off desk
- Go through the bag and search for receipts. Put everything else back in the bag (I don't want to overdo this today).
- Do the darned bookkeeping for the local company.
- File the leftover paperwork for the company and deliver statements to Kit for the accountant.
- Do an hour of satisfying real work--maybe get started on the December books for AP or ST.
- Clean out my inbox. This has been haunting me for a couple days. I have 50 emails to get through and address. It will take a long time, since many of them require a 5-10 min followup.
- Work on some new programs for 2012 to get the business up and running--maybe some new ad text, work on a webinar curriculum, etc.
- Call A (these are all calls I've been postponing, but Kit is right, I just need to get them over with)
- Call R
- Call J
- Call K
Now, to work!