I’m positive you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as Pareto’s Law. This states that 80% of your results come from 20% of your activities.
That’s great as it sheds light on the 80% of your time that isn’t delivering much for you but it doesn’t make you laser focused.
Let’s take it one step further…
The key to focus is to write everything you need to do down in your Things To Do list (nothing new there!).
Once you’ve written it down you need to go through it and work out which tasks fall into the 20% that will deliver 80% of the results.
Now you have that narrowed down list you need to repeat the exercise and pick the 20% of those tasks that will deliver 80% of the results.
You need to repeat this until you are left with just one task that will deliver the bulk of the results for you.
If you had 20 tasks on your list at the beginning you should be down to 1 task after you’ve done this twice.
That one task
That single task that you’re left with is THE task you need to complete today.
Once you’ve completed that one task you can use the same process to find the next most valuable task for you to complete.
It really is that simple.
Truly successful business owners do this naturally, but all it takes is a little bit of thought before you plough into your day and you will transform your chances of success.
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