Business Builder Task: Priority To Do List

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Business Builder Task: Priority To Do List

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15 Minute Business Builder Task

Priority To Do List

Having a hard time getting started on something because you have too many things to do?

Sometimes it's hard to get started on any one thing because there are just too many things on the plate to be done. Creating a priority to do list can help you get past that point and onto actually completing the tasks

Take 15 minutes today and create a priority To Do List for the week

Start by writing down every single task, both mundane and critical, that you need to do. Don't rank the items at this point. Just doing this should make you feel better by getting them out of your head and onto a piece of paper.

Determine the top priority A-level tasks - things that will lead to significant consequences if not done today. Focusing on consequences creates an urgency factor so that you can better use your time. If you have a workshop tonight - that task definitely hits the A-list.

Categorize the rest of the tasks. Use these categories:

  1. B-level tasks: Activities that may have a mildly negative consequence if not completed today.
  2. C-level tasks: Activities that have no penalty if not completed today.
  3. D-level tasks: D is for delegate. These are actions that someone else can take on (such as children/husband/helper)
  4. E-level tasks: Tasks that could be eliminated. Don't even bother writing an E next to them - just mark them out completely.

Rank the tasks within each category. If your list has six A items, four B items, three C items and two D items, your six A tasks obviously move to the top of the list, but now you have to prioritize these six items in order: A-1, A-2, A-3, and so forth.

What about the D items? They're ripe for being delegated to someone else! Consider the 85/10/5 rule: You tend to invest 85 percent of your time doing tasks that anyone else could do, 10 percent of your time to actions that some people could handle, and just 5 percent of your energy goes to work that only you can accomplish. Focus on the critical 5 percent and recognize the remaining tasks are tasks that can be delegated.

Repeat the process each day. You'll notice that some of the Bs will move up, but other will stay there. Some of the Cs may leapfrog the Bs and become the highest priority As.

Business Share

Share how you utilize others (family, customer helpers, virtual assistants, downline, etc.) to delegate your D list items to others - freeing yourself up to concentrate on the 5% items that really require your expertise.

Taking Time For Business

Time is a manmade concept. It’s a little hard to swallow sometimes, particularly since everything in our lives seems to revolve around it.

Many times you hear excuses that there just isn’t enough time in the day to build your business.

Each day SUDSOL recommends one 15 minute task to work on to help build your business. These are achievable tasks that you absolutely can do.

Take 15 minutes from your lunch break, after dinner, before heading to work, or some other time that works into your schedule – and tackle just one small task to help build your business!



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