Finish Your Day BEFORE You Start It
- March 14, 2016
- Posted by: Chris Daigle
- Category: Life Hacking News
“The idea with being an entrepreneur is not to work all the time; it’s to work smarter, not harder.” ~Doctor Daigle
I see many entrepreneurs get trapped with this all the time…
They just spend their days and nights doing busy work…without realizing that they’re not doing anything productive.
They fail to plan out their days with tasks that actually matter…the ones create momentum, helps generate revenue and find strong leads.
Here’s a tough truth…
If you don’t plan your day, someone will plan it for you.
It could be your clients, your family, or just random events that take place during the day.
One of the most powerful things that we do here at My Online Business is planning out our day. Tim in particular is very big on his morning ritual and we have the entire team very big on day planning.
Finish Strong Before You Even Start
A mentor of mine called it finishing your day before you start it. That means before you ever get in the trenches, you’ve spent the time at the beginning of your day to plan out everything that is going to happen that day.
This lets you isolate the essential tasks (anything that’s tough and you’ve been avoiding)…versus…the non-essential tasks (busy work like checking emails all day long).
I use a few of the different agenda styles here on PrintablePlanners.net, and they’re all FREE.
The executive size is a standard sheet of paper, that’s what I work with.
If you have your own Daily Planner already, they’ve got the different sizes for all the planners, but, if you click on Executive, which is what I work from, they’ve got journals you can download that go from five years the way to 15 minute increments.
I prefer the daily planners that focus on one day at a time. So what I do when I get to the site is I go down to the daily section.
Here’s an example of a daily planner I would use – Day On A Page Here
There are some that breaks it down by 15 minutes increments. That may sound excessive, but if you’re not already fanatically planning your days, this is a great place to start because you’ll realize how much time you’re wasting on non-essential tasks.
If you’ve got any resources that help you become more productive, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.