If it won’t have an impact on sales going up, profits going up, or costs going down – stop doing it.
Instead, each morning or the night before, write down the TOP 5 things you need to get done that day.
Then start working on number one until it’s done.
Then move on to number two. If you can be diligent and stay focused using this age–old method, you and your team will grow during any upswing or downturn in the economy.
And about the good ol’ 80/20 rule: We all know and accept that eighty percent of the results come from twenty percent of the work.
I like to use that as a way to focus myself. For example, if you only had two hours a day to get work done, what would you want to get done right away? Do you know what that activity might be? OK, do that, and that alone.
Imagine if for eight hours a day you just worked on those crucial tasks versus focusing on the numerous other items that seem to spring from out of nowhere each day.
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