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Most people make a huge mistake: without setting priorities, they keep an action list. It contains entries from top to bottom about sending faxes, filing documents, calling people and setting appointments among other things. And when the day comes to an end, most of the actions have been done and people feel good. There is nothing wrong with keeping track of progress and activities but you’ll not be able to achieve the successes over time if this is done outside the scope of your personal goals.
What’s really wrong here?
Any action list without proper priorities or categories may give you a temporary ‘kick’ when crossing off items, but it will not help you to reach your goals. The unorganized activities quickly leads into a behavior pattern that either focuses on the easy tasks or on urgent tasks but not necessarily important.
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When it comes to time, lifestyle Entrepreneurs are very careful. They know that working on their goals is the most important task to do, even if it means postponing visiting a friend. They’ll never allow urgent tasks to take control over their day. They manage the urgent tasks coming up by proper advance planning.
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For a practical approach to getting back on track, structure your activities into three different categories.
The Planning Zone
It includes everything that’s important but not so urgent. These are the things that in the event you do them, they will contribute in the longer run to reaching your objectives.
As an example, working regularly on your long term strategy will help you generate future income. Meditation and visualization of goals fall into this division.
Successful people spend the majority of their time here, some people even up to 80% of their time.
The Production Zone
It includes everything that’s urgent and important. These are the activities you happen to be doing to generate income by with your business.
Example: getting back at a prospective customer who has responded well to your ad or website.
Make sure, as this is usually the part where the money is generated, that part of your daily activities are in this category. If you trained up and are fully set up, spend at least forty to sixty percent of your time here.
It includes everything which is not urgent and not important. All these are mainly the fun and social activities.
Interestingly enough, this is where quite a number of people that are not getting any results spend most of their time. Their action lists are full of activities in this category.
So be careful here and spend time that is if you can only afford it. I suggest maximum 10 percent of your time.