Someone once said that life gets in the way of living. I understand what they mean.
We live a life of to-do’s, daily and weekly goals, business needs, personal desires and immediate concerns.
How do you prioritize and get everything done? If you are like me, you are constantly working off of to-d0 lists.
Lists for daily tasks. Lists for personal regiments. Lists for needs such as grocery shopping.
Then throw into the mix the personal stuff, like meeting friends for dinner, working out, calling family on the other coast, fixing broken stuff in the house and so on.
Life gets in the way of living.
This is the same in business. There are a few things that you need to watch and do on a daily basis. You ask yourself what are the things I absolutely need to get done today. Then you take that list and prioritize it by importance to your business. Then you put your head down and go.
For me, I do the hard things first. This makes the rest of the day go so much better. If you wait to do the hard things ( for some people that is prospecting phone calls) for the end of the day, they probably won’t get done.
I have my priorities and I have my demands on my time. I get in trouble when I mix these two up.
It is a constant battle.
My priorities: eat well, work out everyday, experience joy every day, talk to friends and family daily, get work done.
My demands: focus on work when you are working, work the priorities list, make daily progress, work on the business more than I work in the business
Bottom line: cross off a bunch of things on the lists everyday, make progress, make money, be proud of my day’s activities.
There are only so many days in your life, make them all worthwhile.