January 27, 2016
What an exciting time to focus on specific tasks to make it a great year, but how do you find the time? Now that you are passed the parties (and maybe hangovers) are you energized and ready to truly make things happen?
Oh, and by the way, if you are waiting for luck, or someone else to make things happen, change your plans. That didn’t work last year, and it will not work this year.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein
So what is the most important goal? PLAN. Every morning make a written PLAN for your day. Don’t be afraid, keep reading!!
It’s not as hard as you think. Start small. Break down these factors into bite size pieces, and schedule time every day with a focus on the big picture.
I know, I know, I know. You don’t have time to set goals, and work on proactive tasks. You are a firefighter, just trying to stay afloat.
Start with just one piece of one task. Maybe this task will help one employee excel; one client become a raving fan, or your sales team soar (you get the point, right?). Oh, and don’t go home until you get that one task done. In fact, put a big fat check next to it. ✔ Ahhhh that will feel so good! If you really don’t think you can get just one task done per day… OUCH. But don’t worry, YOU ARE WRONG!
Hear ye, hear ye…… 80% of the average workday is spent on low priority and some of that, utterly wasteful things. I realize you don’t think you waste time.
You are always so busy.
Of course, you are busy, I believe you. However, some processes can help you find time! I guarantee it! If you need help, there is no shame in that. We all learned somewhere. Call me (please), or call someone else, but take action. Make 2016 YOUR year!
Be very clear about this, if YOU don’t plan your day, others will. And, if you don’t plan your day with the correct focus, you will waste time on lots of stuff, yet accomplish very little.
So many people sadly work so very hard yet fail. I watched it many times.
“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk!”
– J.C. Penney
Think about the top 3 critical factors that must happen to make your business scream SUCCESS. Now set your compass.
“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got” – Lee Iacocca
2016 is here, are you focused? CALL US 954-464-6689