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Being Busy verses Being Effective in your Veteran-Owned Small Business

You come to work early and go home late, everyday. You’re busy from the moment you walk in until you turn the lights off at night.  Your business still is not running on all cylinders.  What more can you do?  Each night when you go home, you’re spent, completely exhausted.  There has got to be a better way.  Yep, there is, and we’re going to help you find it.

First thing first, get organized.  You must get and stay organized.  File or action all the stacks of paper on your desk.  Write out your “To Do” list the night before so your efforts will be focused and organized for the next day.  This way you don’t waste time the next morning trying to remember what you’re suppose to be doing.

Use the O.H.I.O. rule everywhere and every time you can.  Only Handle It Once.  It is important to say here that an action passed is not an action completed.

There can be great temptation to put out fires all day, but does that advance your efforts to build a world-class business?  Learn to prioritize all the things that must be done during the course of the day.  Identify all the things that MUST be done by you – when possible delegate everything else.

Brian Tracy says “eat that frog” everyday.  Do the most difficult tasks first thing everyday and stick with it until the task is complete.  I know you will soon see your production go way up.

See you on the high ground!         


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6 Responses

  1. Good advice, and it does work.

  2. GPC-Texas says:

    Reblogged this on Government Procurement Conference and commented:
    Are you working hard? (of course you are, you’re a business owner)

    Or, are you working smart? (er… maybe…)

    As a business owner there is never a shortage of “stuff” to do. The Veterans Business blog (you should totally follow this blog) has posted a great tip on getting more done – smarter.
    Oh & did I mention he’s one of our repeat speakers at the Government Procurement Conference? Just saying…

    • Jennifer – I look forward to the GPC each year! Hands down, it is the best in North Texas and quite possibly the best in all of Texas. I encourage all our clients to attend.

  3. Great post. I’m breaking out my Brian Tracy MP3’s today. Thanks for the reminder!

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