To identify your most important daily actions, ask yourself:
- “What are my top three goals?"
- Next, based on those goals, "What are the most important action items I must commit to in order to achieve my goals?"
- Immediately calendar those six daily action items. Suddenly your list of activities will have a much greater impact on moving your business/practice forward. It also helps eliminate the questions around where future work is coming from.
In practice: Your six-daily items may sometimes be schedule as a to do item during only one or two days during the week. The focus is progress not perfection. The aim is to stay on track the majority (60-80%) of the time. By identifying your actions and calendaring them as on-going items, you will never get too far off-track.