Monday, January 02, 2012

90 Day Plan - Day 2: Improving on your first efforts

After the euphoria of actually finishing your first day of a 90-day plan, what's next?

If you're anything like me, your to-do list is longer than it should be, due to Life! and other circumstances. It would be easy to look at your plan, look at the to-do list and start getting negative thoughts.

Don't let yourself slip.

You are building up momentum at present - you don't want the momentum to be downwards or sidewards.

Take 30 minutes to review your plan and your to-do list and then prioritise your activity. First write a 1, 2 or 3 against every item on both your daily plan and your to-do list. 1s are extremely important to move your business forward. 2s are important, but not essential. 3s are everything else.

Now look at the items marked with a 1. Prioritise those in order of how much that activity will move your business towards your goals and targets.

Now go and do those activities in order of priority. When you've cleared all of those tasks, go back and do the next set of prioritisation with the items marked with a 2. Then and only then, move on to the 3s.

If necessary, and you've run out of day, move any remaining activities to Day 3. For your own peace of mind, make sure you carry forward less tasks than you started Day 2 with.

Again, finish the day with writing down the answers to the following:

What am I proud of today? What can I do to improve tomorrow?

And pat yourself on the back; you've reached the end of Day 2 and you're still moving forward!

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