If you are like me, you have way too many things to do
in your day then you have time to do them. For this reason
I had to get a simply system to get stuff accomplished. I am
sharing it with you in the hopes that you will benefit from
it as I have.
Does the idea of completing your task list every day sound impossible?
For many people, the task list is so long they need a legal pad to make
their list. The result is a never ending list and that missing feeling of
accomplishment. Instead, with a few quick tips, you can find pride and
satisfaction every day by completing your list. Here’s how:
Step #1 Make a List
If you haven’t created a habit of making a daily, weekly, and monthly
“to do” list it’s time to embrace the habit. This system of organization
helps you track everything you need to accomplish. It ensures you
stay productive and efficient. And let’s face it, it’s much better than
starting your day with a head scratch as you try to figure out what you
need to focus on first.
Step #2 Prioritize
Now, taking a look at that list you made for your daily, weekly, and
monthly tasks, rank them in order of priority. What are the most
important tasks for your business? What tasks can you, and only
you, accomplish? What tasks will help you grow your business,
make money, and thrive?
Step #3 Eliminate
Now this may sound dramatic but it’s important. Chances are there
are items on your task list that just don’t belong there. Either they can be:
Accomplished by someone else – Outsource or delegate tasks that take
too much time, don’t fit into your schedule, and don’t directly affect your
income. Automated – Embrace technology! There are so many tasks that
can be automated. For example, bill paying. You can automate your bill
paying and save yourself hours each month.
Delayed – How many of the tasks on your list really need to be done
right now? For example, you might have errands and chores on that list.
Chances are they can be saved for the evening hours or for the weekend. Or
you might be able to buddy up with someone and swap errands. They go to
the office supply store and buy items for the both of you and you head to the
post office and handle the shipping for the both of you.
Flat out eliminated – How many tasks on your list can simply be eliminated?
Chances are there are at least a few. If you struggle with this, try letting go of
one task. Just get rid of it and see what happens.
Finally, as you take a look at your shorter daily task list it’s important to keep
the items in order of priority. Focus on the most important, and profitable,
tasks first. Then focus on the lesser tasks once you’re finished. You’ll find that
your days are much more productive. You’ll finally get to enjoy the feeling of
throwing away that daily task list with a sense of satisfaction.