Feeling stressed or crazed because there's too much to do and not enough time to get it all done?
Our 24/7 world is taking a toll.
But if you’re ready to work smarter rather than longer or harder, I have 3 simple ways you can begin to do that RIGHT NOW.
1. The One Thing
This particular one has been my mantra for the past few years. It’s based on Gary Keller’s bestselling book of the same name.
He asks you to answer this question (and I’m paraphrasing), “What’s the 1 thing that if you do it, it will change your business/life?”
It might sound crazy, but I dare you to try it.
When I did, I got an answer and it’s been the SAME for 3 years now!
What I like about this is that it gives you a focus, an orientation so you're 100% clear about where you’re going.
2. Take Action
Alright, so now that you know that ONE thing you need to do to move the needle in your life -be it your relationships, health, finance or in your business- the next question is, what action or actions can you take to move toward that goal?
Try and think of 3.
It’s okay if you only think of 1.
Because when you’ve completed it, then you can do another one!
Here's an example: Let’s say you’ve decided the 1 thing you have to do is find a life partner.
As you dive into that, you may discover that what you really want is to feel loved, connected and happy. So, instead of making your one thing finding a partner, it shifts to being happy.
So, what's an action step you can take right now to help you to feel more connected, loved and happy?
See how it works?
I’m a firm believer in less is more and that if you focus on the few key things, the rest takes care of itself.
Some people call this the 80/20 rule. I’ve found that it’s more like 90/10. Either way, here’s how I’ve learned to deal with this.
After you’ve decided on the 1 thing and the action(s) you need to do, make a list of everything else that has to get done. I have a business list and a personal list. Because let’s face it. This modern life has a lot of demands.
Once you’ve got it all written down – and that’s important – WRITE IT DOWN, now start prioritizing.
What has to get done first, second, third?
Years ago, I worked with a coach who wanted me go one step farther. I had to label everything that was priority as 1, then 2, etc. Then I went back through the list and put an a,b,c, etc. next to each number so I knew which one I had to do asap.
Her system was super efficient and rocked which is why I pass it on to you.
It helps you see the major things that simply must get done.
But I digress...
Come back to the basics. If you only get 1 thing out of this email, do the first one. Choose the ONE thing that’s gonna make the biggest difference in your life.
And don’t act like you don’t know what it is, cuz you do. HINT: It may be the elephant in the room.
And I promise, that if you do, if you focus on that 1 thing, your life will begin to change in remarkable ways.
Try it and let me know how it goes.
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