progress-gearI just got back from a week long business mastermind retreat in Las Vegas. It was a great time with great friends and I think I achieved a lot from it.

In the past I always focused on a specific project for these meetings but this time I decided to focus on the How not the What if that makes since. You see I keep trying to figure out how to get more done not just for my clients but also for my business as well. Everyone says if you want to achieve more you need to make more time to get it done. Well if you know me at all you’ve probably seen message from me at all hours of the day and night, obviously I can’t add more hours to the day.

So to achieve more I need to look at being more productive by being more organized or simply plan better. So I got to think thinking about something my good friend Armand Morin says. “If You Continue To Think Like You’ve Always Thought, You’ll Continue To Get What You’ve Always Got”!

I also remember reading in a book that Michel Fortin recommended to me by Larry Winget called “Success Is Your Damn Fault”. Larry Winget mentions in the book that you need to create a “MUST do list” because to do lists are things you may do someday.

I’m usually a guy that just attacks the day and work on what I see being the most important and I know that isn’t most productive, I realized that I need to think differently, so while at Armand’s AM 2.0 Platinum retreat I asked the question how can I get more focused to get more accomplished. I got some great feed back and plan to implement those strategies.

While I cant share all of the details here’s my plan of action that I’m going to work hard on to get more things done this year.

I made arrangements with a friend to be an accountability partner so that we keep each other in check for our goals.
I’m also setting aside at least one day a week to work on company projects to help grow our product offerings or build on existing products that we already have. And finally make a Must get done list and assign it to the day it must get done.

Obviously old habits are hardest to break but I have to remember that phrase. “If You Continue To Think Like You’ve Always Thought, You’ll Continue To Get What You’ve Always Got”.

I’d be interested to hear your comments on what has worked for you in getting more out of your day.

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  1. Christine on February 3, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Excellent point about the “Must Do’s.” Prioritization is so key to getting the important stuff done! The secret? Make a conscious decision to direct all of your energy and resources into the one most important item on your to-do list, and blast away at it until it is done. But how do you decide what’s most important? Check out our blog post, How To Prioritize Anything

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