Hi all It’s already Jan 23rd hasn’t time gone fast? How is your 2018 goals and plans going? To help you along the way I thought I will share with you what I did at the beginning of 2018 to help me stay on track with my goals and dreams thus far.
I call it My Productivity Boosting Methods. If you follow and do these for a short while your going to see results for yourself too.
So let’s do them together and chart our results.
So here is my day one of my Productivity Boosting Method. Get Rid Of It and Setting Daily Goals.
But before we get started today here’s my
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“The most effective way to do a task is to get rid of it. If it doesn’t need to be done, get it off your to do list. Set Daily Goals. Without a clear focus, it’s too easy to buckle under the distractions. Set targets for every day beforehand. Decide what you’ll do; then do it.”
Okay let’s begin with day one.
Dump It Or Do It Or Get Rid Of It
The most effective way to finish a task is to get rid of it. If it doesn’t need to be done, get it off your to do list.
A central dogma of many time management and personal productivity systems is that you need to expend more of your time doing those activities that are more crucial for reaching your goals, and less time doing those that don’t matter and are more insignificant. You must invest most of your time each week doing what you do best, and let other people do what they do best.
Assigning some of your tasks to other people (who maybe more qualified) individuals can free up your time and energy to follow up on your highest priority goals. For example, you may choose to hire an accountant instead of preparing your taxes yourself, thereby freeing up a couple of hours of your time and perhaps reducing stress.
I totally use to get so stressed out when it came to doing my taxes at the end of every financial year, that I finally gave up the sweaty hands and headaches for a peace and stress free lifestyle and now I pay, over the roof if I have to, (well that’s a bit of a porky pie), but how I feel now knowing I don’t have to do all that leg work, but I have able and capable individuals doing it for me makes me feel like I’m walking on air every time my taxes are due.
Naturally, each of us has to work out the value of one’s time versus the economic cost of hiring somebody to do yard work, home repairs, and so on.
Setting Daily Goals.
Without a clear focus, it’s too easy to buckle under distractions. Set targets for every day beforehand. Decide what you’ll do; then do it.
We often discuss our goals as if they’re nothing but dreams. Actually, we can accomplish goals on a daily basis. Daily goals contribute to weekly goals. Weekly goals add to monthly goals. Monthly goals add to–you guessed it–yearly goals. With some prevision and planning, our goals can be something we accomplish day in and day out.
Here’s how to begin.
Arrive at a list of goals every single day. Even if you foresee a slow day, it’s still a beneficial idea to set goals for yourself. The sooner you assume the habit of setting daily goals, the earlier you’ll get into the habit of meeting them. I’m talking to myself here too so you’r not alone at this.
Keep your every day goal lists in one place. If you are able to utilize a spiral notebook, a PDF or your computer’s calendar program do it. Keeping your goals in one place lets you look over the lists from days and weeks passed, which makes it simple for you to see how systematically you’re meeting your goals.
Be honest about your daily goals. A goal like “Make £2,000 before 5 p.m.” is undefined and unrealistic, but a goal like “Network with 4 clients” is totally attainable and just may help you work toward that £2,000.
Picture your daily goals as the “building blocks” of your weekly and monthly goals. For instance, if you prefer to send marketing material to 10 prospective clients by the end of the week, make it your goal to send out material to 2 prospective clients per work day.
So what can you take of your list of to do’s today, yes this Wednesday 23rd of Jan 2018 that actually when you think about it doesn’t really matter in the great scheme of things?
leave me your thoughts would love to know. XO