This tip is all about helping you run your business like a business and staying on track. Here is a technique for controlling your day, even better than you are now.
Simply put…Don’t start your day without finishing it on paper first. Sounds kind of funny. What it really means is make sure that you’re writing down the most important things that you have to do that day on paper in advance. “Finish it” on paper before you start.
There’s a certain magic in actually having it written down so that you are committing to: pick up that waiver this afternoon at 2:00 pm. Or you’re going to make a listing presentation at 6:00 tonight. Or you intend to do your lead follow-up this morning at 11:30 – 12:00.
Don’t record everything, just write down the 3-5 KEY things you have to do…. that way you will control your day much better.
Now, here’s a suggestion that works really well for my Coaching clients. Actually do this list the night before. Be prepared. It only takes a couple of minutes. Besides, you usually know in advance the important items that will be happening tomorrow. Don’t start your day without finishing it on paper first.
This is another one of those SIMPLE approaches that will greatly impact your results. It’s a very effective technique for controlling your day. Keep running your business like a business and jump to the next level.
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