I guess what tasks I feel I "must do" today, tomorrow and every day for the next week to meet the milestone comes down to gut feel trained from experience? Anything more concrete strategies you guys can add?
Thanks again for sharing your wisdom with me.
Point 1. If you have a Key Project you need to finish by the end of the week and you know how to do it then split the project into daily tasks and put this time into your calendar to make it priority. Protect this time! Point 2. If you have a Key Project you need to finish by the end of the week and you don't know how to do it then consult your boss (if you are the business owner then brainstorm yourself ) and go to Point 1. If you have other projects then split them into next actions and use spare time between Key Projects time to move them on.