Fresh from my Sunday inbox is another Great Idea from our columnist Marty Grunder. You can sign up to receive these quick and useful reads at Marty’s site.
What’s on your Stop Doing List?If you’ve followed me, you know I’m addicted to To-Do lists.I do them for all things at work, at home and personally.However, this week, I want to challenge you to get a “notto-do” list. That’s right, a list of things you need to stopdoing.Those who win at the game of business and life understand thepower of focus. The power of focus on the execution of aselect few tasks, rather than doing a ton of thingsmarginally well. It is imperative that you decide what you’renot going to do to improve your effectiveness.Here’s what I have learned from my mentors and from studyingother very successful people. They all work on the thingsthat have the biggest payoff and don’t do the things thatdon’t pay off, no matter if they like them or not. At somepoint they have a revelation that they’re not going to do alot of things, even if they do like doing them, because theydon’t have a payoff.You can’t create more time in a dayunless you take some things off your plate. So this week, goahead and take some things off your plate. Put together a“not-to-do” list and find an hour? Or 5 hours? Or a week?You’ll find more time and more happiness if you do.Talk to you next week.