I’m convinced there’s just too much information available in the world for business owners. We don’t need all the options that exist. We need the top two or three options pulled out from the heap, simplified, and then we need to select one and get moving. Information is not what is stopping business owners from getting the results they want. You see, I believe it’s a lack of action or support during the implementation process that gets us in trouble. We’re trying to get so much done that often we don’t get started on the important projects and improvements in our businesses that can make the really big differences:
- More Sales
- Better Relationships
- More Referrals
- Streamlined Processes
- Faster Results
Some people are born doers. Some people are born thinkers. Some think about doing and never get anything done. There are many ways to become a person of action and what works for someone else may not work for you. Action people are usually people who are organized and seem to know exactly how to proceed from one project to another seamlessly and without effort. Others flounder in a world of disorganization, haplessly moving one piece of paper to another location without knowing why. At the end of the day, the doers typically have more energy than at the beginning as they feed on taking action. The flounders at the end of the day are still floundering and can’t understand why nothing has been accomplished and they feel exhausted. They step back to assess their day’s accomplishments and deceive themselves into believing progress is being made, when in realty little or nothing has been done. For these people, organization is an essential key.
Whether it’s for your home or business, make a to-do list and prioritize it. Tips for a successful list include:
- Put only the most important tasks on the list
- Each time you complete a goal or project scratch it off
- Feel the satisfaction
- Don’t mark tasks off until their done
When everything on the list is finished, reward yourself. Even if you don’t quite complete the list in one day, go ahead and celebrate your victories. This gives you something to look forward to and gives you incentive to accomplish more. Again, be honest with yourself and only accept reward when deserved. Another plan of action states that you can waste too much time making lists and you should visualize your task at hand until you have the energy to do it. They suggest you sit quietly, clear your mind of all other things and concentrate on your task or goal at hand. See yourself doing the project in vivid detail. Whatever the job entails imagine yourself doing each and every step. Change the way your think and you will change the way you act and how many results you create.
Deanna Maio, Business Trainer & Coach, teaches business owners simple, powerful processes to stop wasting time and start making more money, and create a business that acts as a vehicle for living the life they desire and deserve. For FREE tips on how to increase your income and use your valuable time more wisely, visit http://www.savvygals.com/