Here’s some ideas and tips to help you structure your day to be more productive and successful.
1. Plan Your Day The Night Before
Every minute spent in planning spends 10 minutes in execution. Sit down with a piece of paper and write down everything that you need to do the coming day. If for any reason you don’t do this, it should be the first thing you do every morning. When you write down a list you have a track to run on.
Writing down a list clarifies your thinking and goals…
Writing down a list forces you to think at a higher level…
If you start working from a list you increase you output 25% each day.
All successful people start their day working from a list.
2. Set Priorities On Your List Before You Start the Day.
Work from the 80 / 20 rule. If you have 10 items on your list of things to do, 2 will be the more important than all of the other items put together.
Go down your list and answer the question, “If I were to be called out of town for a month, what are the most important tasks that I must accomplish?”
Last fall I was out of the country traveling across 15 countries in 36 days. When I looked at my list of things to do before I left, I had to get my most important tasks done.
Once you identify these important tasks, it brings us to the final step in starting your day.
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