Every person I know, regardless of their profession, goes through their day with a mental “to do” list, periodically adding and removing various tasks. While this might be the quickest way to remember all that we must get done, it is also very easy to begin feeling discouraged or overwhelmed when it’s all in your head. Taking a few minutes each morning and evening to record everything that’s on your mind (I call it a “brain dump”) will help you stay organized and on task.
Once you have your to-do list written down, the next step is to prioritize. Go through your list and figure out which tasks will either bring in the most sales, or will lead to the creation of an important business relationship. These are your top priority. Next, if there are any tasks on your list that you are dreading because you do not feel fully qualified to handle them, hire someone who is! Your time is too valuable to be spent figuring things out. Do the tasks that are your “unique ability” and outsource the rest. It’s OK to ask for help! That way you can spend more time on the profitable tasks you enjoy and are good at that will more than pay for someone else to do the rest :).
Another tip to help you get organized is to use a program like dropbox.com. If you are constantly on the go, or are operating across different computers, like I am, this can be a lifesaver! Create as many different folders as you like and access them from anywhere; it’s the system you’ve been dreaming of! (shhh… it’s free too!)
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