That’s the start of one of my FAVORITE quotes.
“There is nothing so useless as doing
efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker
One of the things I used to struggle with in my business is my PAGES of to-do lists.
They seemed to never end.
After a hard look at my list, I realized I was doing a lot of “stuff” that wasn’t moving my business forward.
It was just junk that would clog up my day.
I was filling my day with it, and was pushing back projects that could take my business to another level.
Then, one day I made a promise to myself that I was going to STOP.
Since I focus better in the morning, I decided to stop teaching my early classes so I can free up that time to do project work.
I didn’t allow myself to check emails, but instead blocked off 2-3 hours EVERY morning to work on the projects that I had been putting off.
Magically, I got them done- and magically, my business was all of a sudden moving forward.
I learned 2 very valuable lessons:
1. Always focus on the projects/tasks that will move your business forward- and get these done FIRST.
2. What you put on your to-do list takes up valuable brain space. Guard it carefully.
I had a bunch of tasks that had no business even being on my to-do list.
I either deleted or delegated them.
My challenge to YOU this Monday is to take a hard look at your to-do List.
What are the 1-2 most important tasks or projects that you’ve been putting off that could take your business to another level?
First, block off time to work on them over the next 7-10 days.
Break it up into chunks so it doesn’t get overwhelming.
Then, go through your to-do list and delete or delegate the “stuff” that you know shouldn’t really be on your list.
Make it a productive day!