An ancient saying is still true: “We are that which we do repeatedly. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,” said Aristotle. Remember him? What worked in ancient Greece turns out to be good advice in this online age.
Daily activities lead to success; so, focus on your daily activities. Work hard at doing the right things at the right time, not just doing things right, each day. And become proficient at prioritizing your daily activities.
I find that success comes from focusing on two questions:
Can what I’m doing now wait, allowing me to use this time for something that will help move the business forward?
If I am not mindful, it’s possible to spend much of my best profit-generating time on things that could be handled during off-peak hours. And the best profit-generating time is when you can most successfully contact your customers, prospects, and other key business associates. Only you can define those hours for yourself.
So, when you do get a request for action, try asking: “When do you need this and why?” Most often, it can wait for a less crucial business-building time. Acquiring a sharp focus on daily activities can be the most direct path to success.
Learn more productivity tips with our Faster Business With Less Confusion video.
Best wishes, Connie
Connie Galligan is Founder and Lead Developer of RedHorse CRM. During two decades of consulting and software development in the industry, she has created custom tools, modifications and stand-alone systems to answer the needs of the clients and dealers she knows so well.