I’ve been working in production-paced environments for more than fifteen years. Time management is a key factor in being able to keep up with large caseloads, provide quality work, and remain sane throughout the process.
More importantly, by managing my time and ensuring I’ve got a system in place to handle the workload, I’m able to help many Social Security Disability (SSD) representatives in need of a RUSH brief. When they get a rush of work, I can provide a RUSH brief with a 48-hour turnaround, relieving them from the stress of waiting. In fact, my time management skills enable me to handle all sorts of RUSH services, such as RUSH Appeals Council Brief, RUSH Medical Summary, and RUSH On-The-Record Request. What are you in need of today?
So, how do I manage my time to ensure I am always ready to help others? Here’s a quick look at my daily routine:
Eat breakfast, read motivational book
Administrative duties: check email, social media
If nothing is urgent, it can wait until I’m finished with my first work item, such as a RUSH Posthearing Brief
Put phone on silent, move far away from it
Set a 2-hour timer for solid, uninterrupted work; repeat
Work, work, work
Throughout this time, I’m resisting any temptation to check emails throughout the day. That may seem counterintuitive, but it is a distraction from the real work. Instead, check your email at specific times, not randomly, such as in the morning, at lunch, and at the end of the day.
This routine helps me focus on the Social Security Disability professionals and disability claimants that need my focused attention. The time management involved is essential when working on RUSH briefs. And it is always nice to be able to say yes to new requests because I am focused and ready!
What daily routines do you practice? Are your time management skills helping or hurting your business? Comment below to share some of your time management tips!