In this short blog I’ll discuss applying the above idea to your daily workload and hopefully show how it can really improve productivity. We have all been there, putting off that nagging task you know you need to do but spend all day avoiding. It has long been said that eating a live frog first thing in the morning will allow you to face the rest of the day knowing the worst has passed.
The idea of “swallowing the frog” is that you complete your worst task first thing in the morning, then in theory the rest of the day is only going to be smooth sailing from there! So if your least favourite task is telling your candidate they didn’t quite cut the mustard or making that impossible BD call to the angry dragon of a hiring manager that doesn’t take kindly to recruiters, and it’s one of the items on your to-do list, then tackle it first. That way, you can spend the rest of your day knowing you’ve done the most reluctant task first.
Having finished “swallowing your frog,” you can face the rest of the day with the satisfaction that the hardest part is past, and life is all hunky dory, until tomorrow….
“Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain