Blog Post # 230 – Six (Is A Serious Number)

Six things.

There are six things on my to do list each day.

Six things that I have to get done before going to bed.

Sometimes it is tough – like when I SO want to do more than six things.

But six is a serious number.

And a realistic one.

The chances of me getting twelve things done in one day, on top of my normal schedule, are extremely slim.

But for the past week, I have been writing out the six things that I want to get done the following day.

Then I estimate how much time I think it will take.

And the last step is to then insert the tasks into my actual calendar.

To actually block out the time for those six things.

This brings a sense of deliberateness and focus to my work.

Keeps me from bouncing from email to email, putting the desires of other ahead of what I need to get done.

I adopted this approach after reading a book with a terrible title – the Ultimate Sales Machine – by Chet Holmes.

But I am really liking the focus that it has brought to my workday.

Maybe it can work for you.