When I really boil my day down, there are usually only one or two things that absolutely must get done to move the business forward. Yes, there are countless tasks and items on my to-do list. But one or two things are significantly more important than the rest.
In the past, I often procrastinated on these items, because they required the most effort or had the biggest “unknowns.” I would check email, schedule meetings and do a hundred other tasks before I reluctantly, if at all, went about my main task.
As a result, the one thing I really needed to do to drive my business forward often never got done, and business growth was slow.
This year, I made a change. I decided to tackle my biggest task first, before anything else. For me, that was writing a book. Each day, I woke up, and before doing anything else, I wrote 1,000 words. In exactly 100 days, I completed my first draft of The Book on Rental Property Investing, which we launched in December. We sold $150,000 worth of copies in just ten days.
For more on my book-writing process, be sure to read A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days.
By scheduling your most important task of the day first, you set the tone for the rest of the day, and your business will move forward with incredible speed.
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