Welcome to Brunner & Associates, Inc.
Our passion is helping individuals and organizations to be all they can be.
Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.
My all-time top time management suggestion is to have a Master List. Put everything you have or want to do on a master list, no prioritization, big or small, then manage from it. Some folks have one master list for their work life, and another master list for their personal life. Up to you. Begin all items with an action verb. When you do daily or weekly planning, look at the list and pick out the items you want to do that day. When you complete an item, cross it off the list. Some do this electronically, others by hand – it doesn’t matter. When a hand-written list gets too messy, write a new, clean one with only the items left to do. Keep adding to the list when new items come in. This way, you’ll never forget anything once it gets on the list.
About a year ago, a friend sent me a wonderful book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. It is about restructuring one’s life to slow down, focus on what’s really important, and stop hurrying through life. It is based on the life of Jesus who never seemed to be in a hurry and accomplished what He intended. One approach the book discusses is simplifying one’s life and reducing the clutter in our homes that so many of us struggle with. A year later, I went through the book again and typed up notes on the most salient ideas that particularly appealed to me. Now I am beginning to think through somewhat restructuring my life to move in Jesus’ direction. It’s going to be a fascinating journey.