Whether you accomplish three out of seven things of the day...or three out of three....you're still completing the SAME amount of work -- but one list leaves you feeling empty and dissatisfied, while the other leaves you confident and happy with your daily progress.
None of these rules require any monetary commitment, but they all call for a mental and emotional commitment. Start today and in just seven days from now I bet you see a big difference in your productivity.
Do less, not more, to honor who you already are. Turn off your smart phone. Take a nap or a walk in the park. Meditate. Read a novel. Say no to the party that you are too tired to go to. Decline the urge to say yes.
Be thankful for the good thing that is already inside. Nurture the soul. Throw away that old tape of self-criticism. Put in a new recording with words that describe the best of you. It is more than enough.
My method of organizing is simple. And I'm sharing the method with you, hoping that it will inspire you. If you like, you can modify any of these steps and develop your own method for organizing your life.
When one task gets crossed off of the list, three more show up. It is all part of growing your business, dreaming bigger and getting things done. We need to understand that there will never be a final line that we will cross before we are done and can take a break.
Results--what entrepreneurs are driving their businesses towards. The result of a project, initiative or even team member is what allows us to measure if our business is moving forward. Without those results, we are just spinning our wheels not knowing if our actions actually impact our goal.
Everywhere I looked, all I saw was a to-do list. Things that must be done, people to call, emails to send, things to be cleaned, reminders to be remembered. I wasn't present because I was too busy thinking about the future.
Progress is important to growing your business, and you must take daily action in order to make progress. The key is pacing yourself. Get a clear vision of where you want to go and then determine what you can do daily to get you closer to your goals.
Upon realizing life was speeding by me faster than ever, I decided to cook up a list of 30 things I absolutely must do before I turn 30 and I am happy to report that I have recently accomplished them all!
It seems many of us have a fear of failing, or not doing enough, or not doing it "right." We are afraid that if we leave that inbox unattended, we will seem irresponsible. If we leave the dishes in the sink for that moment, we are just creating more to do later.
Today, we're more reactive as people than we have ever been in our history. Technology has made it possible to access information instantaneously, and to reach anyone across the globe instantaneously, whenever we choose.
Think of the first step you would have to take for your dream to come true and then do it! Putting your dream on the to-do list will actually ensure that you are not going to forget about it or put it on the back burner.
We know we're not going to get everything done today that we would like to get done. So rather than walking around feeling bad about all the stuff we know we're not going to get to, let's do some strategic thinking about "the list" itself.
I tend to see my to-do list as something that will help me relieve anxiety -- when the to-do list gets smaller, so will my anxiety. Mistake. While it feels great to check things off the list, when there are still pending items I feel like a failure.
Often when we feel we have a lot on our plates, it's about pleasing others, making them happy or doing what we are 'supposed to do.' Don't argue with me here. If you have kids, you fall into this pattern by accident and often.