Premise: we all spend time doing and doing but at the end of the day we feel spent and wasteful…and we are not closer to building our business and having a life.
So how do we spend our time focusing on the strategic results AND still get everything done? (like emails, phone calls, running kids around, feeding ourselves and our families, etc.)
Solution: plan for success everyday!
I am an expert at wasting time….spending the day checking my email, following up on Facebook, having great conversations with fun people who I really like, and feeling wiped out and frustrated that I’m not really closer to any of my goals.
It’s important to me to be happy and feel accomplished. So I created a system (yes, I do that for everything in my life) that allows me to mess around with emails & Facebook and have fun coffee dates and still get strategic results everyday and feel on-purpose!
Here is what must be included in your plan for success:
Simply answer these 6 questions to start being on-purpose with your time, your business and your life!
- What is my focused project? – select your focus and stick to it
- Why is this project important to complete? – identify the purpose of the project/focus and make sure it supports your goals.
- What steps will I take to complete this project? – outline how you will get this done.
- What results will I achieve by completing this project? – This answer will help you focus on the end, helping you stay on track.
- What challenge do I foresee on this project? – be clear about your weaknesses, acknowledge them. Surprises take us down and side-track us quickly.
- What support do I need? – make sure you have support and share your goals, results you want and your weaknesses and find a friend who will call you out if need be.
Then schedule your time. Be realistic. And take things one day at a time. If you can figure out how to get one thing done ON PURPOSE each day, you will have accomplished great things in a matter of days and weeks.
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