There are two things out of everyone's control: time and change
Time is our most important asset but we give it away freely to distractions and other miscellaneous things not in line with our individual strategy. Why is that? From my perspective people are not creating their own strategy! You are either operating in your own strategy or you are in someone else's strategy. This is wear your time can get away from you.
Since we don't actually manage time (because we don't control it) you actually manage your energy you put toward priorities. Identify your priorities! Each day identify 3-5 priorities and focus on them. Once complete you can work on distractions but not before you completed your priorities.
We will talk about the 80/20 rule in a future post.