For those of you who may have had trouble getting jump-started on your annual goals, February is a great month to get back on track with your goals. Take them out, review them, and prune them. Then take some time to drill down what tactics will help you accomplish your goals. (I’m trying out the 1-3-5 technique. More on my experiment next month.) It’s as simple as that, right? Not really.
If you’re like most busy professionals, you are probably feeling overwhelmed at best. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I find it helpful to create a series of lists to help me not only feel more organized but ultimately get more done.
- Done list. List out your accomplishments to-date. Then, take time to celebrate your successes – both small and large. This will help to create a sense of momentum and give you the energy to accomplish even more. Plus, who doesn’t like to celebrate?
- Discard list. Successful people recognize that they can’t do everything. Make a list of those things that no longer align with your goals. Then stop doing them. This may also include delegating them to someone else or eliminating them altogether. A no-brainer, right?
- Do list. Make a list of all the key tasks and activities that need to be accomplished. Then prioritize them in relation to your goals. I have used a simple ABC system for years as follows: A=essential, B=important, C=optional. Use numbers to put them in the order they should be completed in. Here is an example:
Goal: Sign three new clients in the next 30 days.
A1 Develop prospect list
A2 Outline talking points
A3 Make outbound calls
B1 Set-up sales tracking software
C1 Review upgrade for sales tracking software
C2 Create sales brochure
Even if you aren’t a list person, taking the time to periodically look at what you’ve done, get rid of things that are no longer important, and identifying what you should be doing now, will help you accomplish more. I guarantee it. Don’t believe me? Try it and see what happens.
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- Posted by Regina
- On February 12, 2019
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