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We are 2 weeks into this process of changing how your business operates, how you can make it so much more successful and how to change the way you think about it.  If you have stuck with it for the entire time, I hope you are seeing how changing your approach can have a profound impact on how you attack every day, how you see opportunities for what they are and how you smother your ability to succeed by letting the days drive you instead of the other way around.  Here is the recap of the steps we have attacked so far:

  1.  Dream Big with no Censorship
  2. Organize and Categorize
  3. Add Action Items
  4. Create a Mantra
  5. Share your goals with Family and Friends
  6. Identify Frustrations that keep you distracted
  7. Make appointments with yourself
  8. Create a Vision Board
  9. Partner in Crime

Control your Day:  Now what we need is to steal a little bit of time to stay focused and on track.  Take 20 minutes every morning to assess where you stand.  What are the priorities that need attention today, what can wait until tomorrow, what can be schedule later in the week or next week.  If you take 20 minutes every morning to connect to your goals and accordingly plan you day so that you are working on tasks that are compatible with those goals, you will

  • feel more centered
  • feel more in control
  • ensure that you are working toward the goal and not sideways
  • be more productive
  • reconnect with the end zone and avoid being pulled off track

Certainly, my days go to heck in a handbasket frequently, but I start over every day with the end in mind.  I start to not allow certain interruptions distract me.  I make staff members wait to get answers ( and a lot of times, they answer their own questions during the wait).  I don’t answer email as quickly.  I get what is most important to me done first and then I allow others to distract, interrupt, change my focus, but not until I have accomplished a couple of things that will reap benefits to me later on.  I step off the merry-go-round and focus on what will get me where I want to go.  Assess, prioritize, focus, schedule, complete.

Control your day, don’t let it control you.  It is a habit that you can incorporate and once you do, you will feel better and will see measurable progress.

Post Author: Tricia O'Connor CPA MBA