I’m flying out of Newark EWR today for a conference, and my wife isn’t coming.
There was a time when traveling would throw our entire productivity process off. We’d always have to restart from zero when we returned home. It was frustrating and draining. All this changed when we started using an incredibly simple productivity method that kept us aligned and on track (even when traveling).
I wrote a short piece about this productivity tool and was reminded of it now. I’m sharing the details below to stay refreshed and share it with others who might need it! If that’s you, take a read below:
My wife went out of town a few days ago. Even though we were set to meet in a different city later this week, it was tough. There were still things that needed to get done about the homefront and business. We had client coaching, calls to make, and errands to run: most of which fell squarely on one person’s shoulder.
Managing your marriage and business duties is never easy.
This is why Sway and I use TAEC METHOD. The TAEC method is super simple but not easy. It’s simple to grasp but challenging to implement.
First, you two have to be proactive, and we all know that being proactive works best when we’re consistent. Secondly, you two must be on the same page. Again, not easy to do but equally important.
Finally, you two have to move egos aside, and one of you can’t act like the ‘boss of the other person.’
Nothing can grow when pride is at its root.
So here’s the TAEC Method:
TALK IT THROUGH: Whatever bills, errands, meetings, or following up need to take place, talk about it! Talk with a calendar in front of you.
ASSIGN TASKS: Divide the assignments and ensure each person has the details needed for completion. In other words, assume nothing.
EXECUTE: Both of you need to do it! Don’t delay because your spouse is out of town, and you could use a break. Make this your motto- do it now. By putting things off, we increase the probability of not getting done. Also, if you give yourself a contingency timeline, you’ll safeguard yourself from the inevitable unknown variables of what could go wrong.
CONFIRM: Remember to update your spouse once the task is complete. It’s not about checking in like a pre-teen attempting to earn the trust of their parents. It’s about accountability, respect, and cementing even greater confidence with your spouse.
In short, this process is an extended version of our legacy meeting template. Which made our plans during travel weeks go as smoothly as possible.
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