One of the most important time management strategies that I have discovered on my professional path is developing the habit of analyzing and filtering my daily/weekly/monthly tasks and projects into 2 main categories: important and urgent. Items are not usually in the same category. It is a constant struggle to walk away from urgent in favor of important-but I know I feel more successful if I get to check off tasks that are important-because those are the things that I am passionate about-the things that define me and my goals and vision.
This past weekend, I attended the annual FARB conference in New Orleans. FARB, the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards was formed in 1974. Members come together for the sharing of information; public boards of all types are welcome to join, as are industry supporters such as testing companies that provide exams to the membership and the law firms that represent the Boards. The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is a member, as is the North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy, and it was on our Board’s behalf that I attended.