EAT THE FROG

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER SIX: EAT THE FROG

We all do it… we put off the things we don’t want to do until the last minute. Be it the uncomfortable meeting with staff member, or phoning the supplier who’s account is getting larger than we can handle. There are many things about being a business owner that we have to do that suck. Things that can’t be delegated. My advice is to do these things first. Eat the frog first thing in the morning, and if there are two frogs, eat the biggest one first.

If you don’t eat the frog, you will likely end up procrastinating the whole day. However, once that one yucky task is done, the rest of the day will be an easier ride. You will gain a sense of accomplishment at the beginning of your day.

You may have many many things to do. I’m sure you do! So how to you spot the frog when there are so many tasks? Sort your to do list into four catergories:

1. Things you don’t want to do, but actually need to do.
2. Things you want to do and actually need to do.
3. Things you want to do, but actually don’t need to do.
4. Things you don’t want to do, and actually don’t need to do.

The frog is number one. Things you don’t want to do, but actually need to do.. Discipline yourself on working on this task until it’s completed. Don’t confuse activity with efficiency.

xoxo

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