I want to underscore something that I said in my Short Attention Span Sales Tip yesterday.
The tip had to do with eliminating those task list items that sit there from week to week, like a container of moldy leftovers in the back of the refrigerator.
Along the way, I made the suggestion to identify five task list items and commit to their completion in next seven days.
This is exactly how to get things done!
I am a list maker (to a fault). I have Sales Vault tasks. I have lists of things I need to do around the house. I have a piece of paper on my desk that contains things I need to talk to Allison about. At any one time, as I pointed out yesterday, there can be 12 to 15 different lists on my desk.
I also identify my top priorities both for the week and the day and make certain they get done before anything else. Assigning a deadline like this the best way I know to accomplish things.
Life is full.
Life is complicated.
The only way I know of to move forward is to first identify my top priorities and then commit to getting them done.
Case in point, this blog! And now that I have completed it, I can move on to my next one…
Allison and I are driving to Hartford this afternoon and I need to make a list of the things to discuss on the drive…
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