Fourth of July Fireworks are awesome and I am looking forward to seeing some this evening. Just before I started writing this blog I started a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish this coming week. At the end, my list looked like the closing at a fireworks show, there is so much going on in the sky that it’s hard to take them all in.
Cleansing one’s to do list should be a monthly occurrence. As a business owner we have things to do both at home and at the office. Too often they interfere with each other and result in busy work which stops us from being productive, either at home or at work.
A simple little process, which takes less than an hour, is a great way to prepare for the coming week:
- I recommend Saturday as the day; your past week is still fresh in your mind and clearing your mind will allow for a relaxing Sunday.
- Like most processes, allow the full hour to finish the assignment. Take a sheet of paper and write down all the things that you would like to do this coming week. Don’t separate the home items from those at work. No item is to small to list, even washing the car or changing a light bulb.
- Once your list is complete, put a number one by the five most important “to do” items on your list. Then put a number 2 on the next five and so forth until you have finished your list.
- Take the first five and prioritize them and then the second five, etc.
- You have just set your agenda for the next week. Complete each item before you go on to the next. You will find that you have less stress and more direction.
Like any other new system, it should be done for at least 3 months. After that, it will become a good habit.
Our seven week course to increased profits will continue on Tuesday July 6th. If you are in the process, review what you have done and finish what still needs work. If you are new, please refer to the June 20th Blog and follow the daily instruction.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin ti well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.