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No one is good at everything, so if possible, delegate tasks that are beyond your expertise to free yourself up for the jobs you can do well. “Work on the work you do best and find others to work on the work they do best,” says Golden. “Everybody wins.”
Use markers, colorful stickers, or — perhaps the most exciting — gel pens to take notes or write your to-do list. Not only does this help you visualize what you need to accomplish, but the colors subconsciously signal that these tasks will be fun, says Reisler.