Cut the crap: How to get the important things done!

Let’s say you want to do work that you love AND you want to make progress on your dreams and goals and actually build your business and not just have it limp along like an old raggedy, but dear family moggy.

I’m going to show you how to actually do that, and it’s really very simple.

There are just 3 steps:

Step 1

Write down EVERYTHING that you do in your business or for your goals.

Step 2

Tick everything that you absolutely MUST do in order for you goals/business to grow. Things that your business/dream must have in order to exist.

Step 3

Tick everything that you absolutely LOVE doing that you could spend hours doing AND that gets you to your goals in the fastest way possible as well.

Anything that you haven’t got a tick next to? CUT IT OUT!

Sure, there are SOME things that we may still have to do that don’t make our hearts swell with excitement, but after doing the above, that should be a MUCH smaller percentage! And if you are in the position to you hire someone to do those things for you.

Things that aren’t important:

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t got time to waste. Here’s what’s not going to get you to where you want to be at any great speed.

Keeping your twitter/email/facebook/whatever windows open. Unless you are getting PAID to monitor these pages all day, and it’s your job, you are allowing these sites or pages to rob you of your goals and doing the work you love, and making money too – and this is from someone who loves social media!

Spending 2 hours picking an image for your blog post. It’s not a research assignment. Something like that should take 5 minutes.

Faffing about perfecting your website before you publish it/use it/do any other work. You need a home page, about page, and a blog at the bare minimum. You can work on the rest later – AFTER you’ve got the IMPORTANT stuff done.

Perfecting anything before you put it out there.

Having endless meetings just because someone has asked you and you are too polite to say no. Ask what they want to talk about first!

Things that ARE important:

Actually doing the work you actually ENJOY doing and get pleasure from. See your list from the exercise above.

Learning how to prioritise your tasks. You need to concentrate on the ‘big’ work and not get distracted by the endless fiddly and faffy little things on your to-do list that don’t really add up to much.  Save them all up and do them all at once; half a day every fortnight for example.

I’m talking about doing the stuff that REALLY matters and makes a difference to your business/life/goals; creating, promoting, marketing, making money, and taking those big, bold steps that you have been putting off. THAT’s what’s going to get you further, faster.

I hope that’s given you some food for thought. Just because we’ve worked one way for years and picked up bad habits, it doesn’t mean we can’t turn things around and develop the habits that really do lead us to our goals.

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