Over the years i have always wished people cultivate the simple habit of creating value, you may ask how can that be? not far from what everyone know as “value” in other words be useful to your self and ultimately to your organization, some individuals are great thinkers and will see outside the box all the time, some see all the opportunities inherent in the most passively negative issues and circumstances, let’s not delve into people that sees the negatives, i do not have time for that here. over the years i have basked in the idea of creating teachable systems where people will be amenable to being taught processes and making them adaptable to creating something out of nothing.
i have taken to having a twitter handle to send lots and lots of message of what excites me on a daily basis including useful quotations, creative ideas, fun times with family and entrepreneurial traits that could help any budding business person, as distracting as they are i do that daily and i am happy i do especially sharing those useful insights that “HELPS”.
If you know and observe a problem the best person to undertake to solve that problem is you, i have known this over the years hence i am advocating in this article some useful tips of what i keep as my to do list on a daily basis, it may be of immense benefit to you you also.
I’ve always been focused on performance. I’m a list person. I love the feeling of crossing things off. It makes me feel productive. Plus, consistent productivity has the wonderful byproduct of accomplishing more. You don’t wait to do the work until you get the dream job – you do the work in order to get the dream job.
I’ve never shared this list with anyone before.
It’s the list of ten things I try to do every workday. Yes, there are days when I don’t get them all done, honestly most times I leave it there and replace it in the next day’s list but I do my best to deliver. It has proven very effective for me. They are:
1. Read something related to my industry
2. Read a chapter in any of my business related books (i have many unread though)
3. Send two emails to touch base with old colleagues, especially my friends overseas that we hardly see face to face
4. Search through my emails and even visit spam to be sure no hanging nice information is waiting to be attended to
5. Check in with each of my organizations team leader/member on their progress.
6. Have a short non-work, humor related conversation with any visibly available employee.
7. Review my top three goals for my company that are focused on its growth.
8. Identify and execute one task to support each of my top three goals.
9. Post five valuable pieces of content on all my 2 major social media accounts.
10. Review what i have being able to achieve so far and its consistency with my business plans, finally thank God for the day.
This list most of the time is more than 20, but the 10 I have above are quite consistent with me over the years and i am sure some of us may have a longer list…
Don’t forget the quote “the mind moves in the direction of our currently dominating thoughts” Earl Nightingale
you might have a longer list but be sure you have the integrity to carry through 70% and create this list in your mindmap you do not have to flip through your to-do-list all the time, keep them in your memory, i have to practice mnemonics to help me keep long lists and exercise my brain for retention purposes.