Everything isn’t a priority.
Repeat that phrase. Out loud.
“Everything isn’t a priority.”
When you allow your task list to continue to grow, eventually you begin to feel overwhelmed. Once you feel overwhelmed, you end up getting stuck.
“Where do I start?”
When you don’t have an answer to that question, you end up not starting at all. You get paralyzed. Stuck.
Are you nodding your head in frustrated agreement right now because I just summarized your current state?
The best way to overcome it, is to figure out The One Thing.
What’s the MOST important thing you need to be doing right now? No… for the record… they aren’t ALL important!
Pick the one thing.
Take the first step.
Task lists can be great tools when they’re used properly. That includes prioritizing them.
What’s Your One Thing?
What NEEDS to be done and what you’d like to do aren’t always the same thing.
Do what NEEDS to be done.
What is it?
- Finding some new leads?
- Sending some follow up emails?
- Making a few marketing touches on social media?
- Chasing down a couple of invoices?
- Finally booking a session with that performance coach?
- Reaching out to those past clients?
- Writing and mailing a couple postcards?
- Posting that new demo on your website?
- Getting that website built?
One of the reasons I’m able to stay so productive is because I know what’s important and what isn’t. I plan out my week for success by choosing just a few goals that will get accomplished and not worrying about the rest.
Prioritize and take action.
Even small action.
Any action is better than no action.
Yes… you’ve got a million things that need to get done. They don’t all need to get done today.
Figure out your one thing and get started. Deal with the rest tomorrow.