Do you already work 60, 80, maybe 100 hours per week? If so you’re definitely not lazy, but are you really working on the right—or as they say—the “Main Thing”?
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing” ~ Stephen R. Covey
Easier said than done.
The key is to ensure you have tactics to deal with the tasks. Everyone knows it’s all about priorities, but how do you actually manage your time so you can focus on what matters most?
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Last week, in Keith Ferazzi‘s newsletter, he provided tips on how to Kick-Start Your Priority Focus, and I thought it was worth a mention.
9 Tactics to Kickstart Your Priority Focus
- Say no.
- Delegate more effectively.
- Communicate better.
- Set well-defined boundaries.
- Let go—do you really need to know all the details?
- Think more about targets and goals.
- Plan and prioritize each week.
- Reflect one hour each week. (Such good advice!)
- Celebrate your victories.
As an entrepreneur, all of these skills are essential to achieving mastery and effectiveness in your execution. You need to know when to delegate a task properly to increase your leverage, but also when to let go the need to know all the the details when the results are what truly matter.
Today, I use most of these tactics, but they were definitely learned over the years—most through trial and error (I hate how that works).
Do you have any tips of your own?
Which ones should you work on improving?