December 12th, 2013
How to Get Everything Done in Your Day

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Does the idea of completing your task list every day sound impossible?

My current task list is huge and includes:

  • Blog posts will be written and scheduled.
  • Social media fodder will be posted.
  • Press releases will be written.
  • An Insider Memo for Tweak It and Profit will be created.
  • Research will be done.
  • And so much more.

Many of you have a similar situation and are struggling with a task list is so long you need a legal pad to note it all. The result is a never ending list and that missing feeling of accomplishment. The good news is, with a few quick tips, you can find pride and satisfaction every day by completing your list. Here’s how:

Step #1 Make a List

If you haven’t created a habit of making a daily, weekly, and monthly “to-do” list it’s time to embrace the habit. This system of organization helps you track everything you need to accomplish. It ensures you stay productive and efficient. And let’s face it, it’s much better than starting your day perplexed as to how you will get it all done and what you need to focus on first.

Step #2 Prioritize

Now, taking a look at that list you made for your daily, weekly, and monthly tasks and rank them in order of priority. What are the most important tasks for your business? What tasks can you, and only you, accomplish? What tasks will help you grow your business, make money, and thrive? These are the tasks you need to focus on FIRST.

Step #3 Eliminate

Now this may sound dramatic but it’s important. Chances are there are items on your task list that just don’t belong there. Either they can be:

  • Accomplished by someone else: Outsource or delegate tasks that take too much time, don’t fit into your schedule, and don’t directly affect your income.
  • Automated : Embrace technology! There are so many tasks that can be automated. A good example would be bill paying. You can automate your bill paying and save yourself hours each month.
  • Delayed: How many of the tasks on your list really need to be done right now? For example, you might have errands and chores on that list and chances are they can be saved for the evening hours or for the weekend. Or you might be able to buddy up with someone and swap errands. They go to the office supply store and buy items for the both of you and you head to the post office and handle the shipping for the both of you.
  • Flat-out Eliminated: How many tasks on your list can simply be eliminated? I’m thinking there are at least a few. If you struggle with this, try letting go of one task. Just get rid of it and see what happens.

Finally, as you take a look at your shorter daily task list it’s important to keep the items in order of priority. Focus on the most important, and profitable, tasks first. Then focus on the lesser tasks once you’re finished. You’ll find that your days are much more productive. You’ll finally get to enjoy the feeling of throwing away that daily task list with a sense of satisfaction.

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  • Wayne Liew

    A short to-do list definitely helps. While building the list, it is also important to avoid being over-ambitious. Once we are overwhelmed by our own list of tasks, we will start to procrastinate.

  • Terri Z

    I like to under-do my to-do list – pick the minimum I want to get done, leaving myself wiggle room as well as the chance to do MORE than planned.

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