Let me start this off by mentioning that this was originally an email shared with the team at Amazing.com. I realized the advice was TOO valuable not to share with all of you, so of course I am going to!
Most people never spend a lot of time thinking about how to get the most done in the shortest amount of time possible.
There’s always going to be “too much to do” and you’re never going to be able to get everything done. The goal of time management isn’t to complete everything on your list, it’s to prioritize what’s on there.
After reading thousands of pages of time management material, going through workbooks, and even attending seminars, here is what I’ve found to be the simplest, quickest way to get in control of all the things you have going on starting today:
1. Know the bigger goal
First, start off with the bigger picture. For Amazing.com, the big picture is that we want to be THE place for helping entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses. We want to add millions of members over the coming years and help them achieve financial freedom.
Ask yourself: What is YOUR business’s long-term objective? If you don’t know it yet, now is the time to figure that out. Everything you do (goals, tasks, etc.) should be tied to your long-term objective.