Feeling you have too much to do and not enough time? To squeeze the most out of every day, try what I call the CORE Method. To be truly organized, follow these four steps:
1. Capture inputs. When you think of something that needs to be done, the first instinct should be to make a note of it someplace you check regularly—try keeping a list on your smartphone.
2. Organize the information into Start and Due dates. At the end of the day, whatever is left from Step 1 is entered into a to-do list. The key is to carry over the unfinished projects and toss your old reminders each night.
3. Reference what you need to do. I constantly use my TouchDown app to see my upcoming tasks, calendar, contacts, email and notes all in one.
4. Execute your tasks and delete them as you complete them.