What Are You NOT Doing?

What are you not doing?  It’s a simple question, yet it holds enormous potential for your business.

So often we focus only on what’s in front of us.  We move like robots from one task to the next, trying to get as much done in as little time as possible.

While there’s something to be said for being productive, it’s easy to lose perspective when your blinders are on all day, every day.

For some people, asking the question results in a single, crystal clear answer.  If that’s you, take it a step further and write down one action you can take to fix whatever it is you’re not doing.

Choose just one action and make sure it’s something you’ll actually do.

As an example, let’s say you realize you aren’t staying in regular contact with your sphere of influence.  One action you could take is to schedule ten minutes on your calendar each day to call one person.

That’s doable and won’t overwhelm you.  As you build the habit of making the calls, then you can decide if you want to call more than one person.

Now, did asking yourself, “what am I not doing” result in a flood of answers?  Don’t worry, that’s the most common result of asking the question.

Start by writing down everything that comes to mind.  Feel free to include both personal and business items.  This is a brain dump and you want everything on paper before you analyze it.

Once you feel you’ve written everything down, separate the personal items from the business items.  Then, choose one personal item and one business item you want to tackle.

Finally, use the process outlined above of choosing one action step to take for each of the two items (personal and business) you selected.
P.S. – You’ll be surprised at the power of writing down the things you aren’t doing.  Just getting them out of your head will free up mental energy that’s better used elsewhere.

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