What do Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Richard Branson and every other successful person have in common with you? They all have the same twenty-four hours each day that you do. Do you make sure that each and every minute counts and is dedicated towards achieving the results you want to achieve? Or do allow other people and events to divert your attention and sabotage your actions on things that are not supportive of the results you are after?
Here are three simple strategies you can use each day to ensure you are achieving the desired results in as little amount of time possible. In other words, here is how you gain velocity in your life.
1. Be Clear on What You Want. Make sure you know what your mission is and have a clear vision of the goals you will achieve. Then break down your results and actions on a weekly and daily basis. Be clear on what you need to get done and make sure your actions support your goals.
2. Avoid Diversions. Most people waste a lot of their time and day by doing things that have no relevance to their goals. They in turn waste other people’s time by diverting them from their goals. Be careful of who you spend time with and make sure you are strategic in your actions. If you want to help others, do it at the right time and make sure you get something in return. Don’t coach people who refuse to take actions to improve themselves. That is wasting your time. If someone wants your help, then at least make sure your time and advice are being acted upon. Avoid giving up your precious time when you should be prospecting, making a sales call, planning or taking a prospective client to lunch. Be careful of who you spend this precious time with. And be judicial as to when you should be doing certain tasks during the day. If you like what you are reading and want to automatically receive our blog via email, click here: Subscribe Via Email.
3. Keep Demanding Increased ROI. Consider your time to be the most precious commodity you have in life, more precious than money. For every minute expanded, are you getting a proper return on your investment? Always keep asking how you can increase that return on investment. For example, you may be doing the right number of calls each week. Now, are you calling on the right people so you can improve your productivity? If not, who should you be calling on so you can close that deal faster. Time is money! Are you spending time with the right people, the right customers and are you carrying out the right actions?
Think about all the time you have wasted in your life and the things you could have accomplished with that time. If you are being honest, it would be a painful exercise. Your goal is to make sure that at the end of any given period; such as a fiscal year or even your life, when you look back, you are content with what you achieved and not disappointed in not having the time to do what you really wanted to do. You do have control over that. So go ahead and start investing your time properly and making sure you are getting the right return on your investment. Learn more about Achieving Your Desired Results in the CEO Bestselling Book Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way