6 Most Important Things To Implement

The first chapter got me.

I immediately implemented what I read and that was enough. I could have stopped right there.

That’s when you know a book is going to impact you in a positive way.

I am reading “The Ultimate Sales Machine” by Chet Holmes.

The first chapter outlines six great steps to time management as follows:

  1. Touch It Once: If you touch it, take action. Assess how long something is going to take before you deal with it.
  2. Make lists: The key with this list is to identify the 6 most important items for your day.
  3. Plan How Much Time You Will Allocate to Each Task: If you’re not doing this already, you will be amazed how much time things take. As a guideline, carve out 6 hours to do the 6 most important things.
  4. Plan The Day: It’s also get tramadol online no prescription important to build in some buffer time to accommodate interruptions.
  5. Prioritize: Most of your day needs to be sent on proactive, not reactive activities if you want to move forward.
  6. When handling items, ask yourself, “Will it hurt me to throw this away?” Could you get that same information again? Usually, the answer would be yes.

If you’re not doing the above already, I promise you that this exercise alone will be an eye opener on how productive you really are.

It’s not just about marking things off a checklist, but accomplishing things that truly matter.

I’m looking forward to completing this book and implementing what I learn. I already have notes and action items started.

How do you determine and implement the most important tasks of your day?  I would love to hear your strategies and tactics.

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4 Comments

  1. Kim Wilson Steadman on November 16, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    You are right on target! When I go BACK to that plan (my list is 5 important things by 11am) I feel so much better because I got things done that MATTER). I haven’t tried allotting time to the task though…I’m going to have to try that!!

    • Annett Bone on November 18, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      Thank you for your comment Kim. You’re right, you do feel so much better after accomplishing things that matter. I definitely recommend assigning time to each task. It really helps me to focus and stay on point.

  2. Tami - This Mom's Delight on November 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Another book to add to my wish list. I’m reading all I can on better time management.

    • Annett Bone on November 18, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      Thank you for your comment Tami. I am a time management and productivity junkie, if you can call it that. I love discovering new ways of making the most of my time.

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