Last time, we talked about the 4 Things Theory and how to apply that. It’s based on the premise that if you focus on doing 4 specific things a day that move you forward then you will progress more easily.
There are, however, times when you need to do more than the 4 things. There are regular tasks that need to be done, like your annual tax return, that won’t go away and must be completed. Today we continue my notes from a talk by Helen Raptoplous.
- Take time to make a list of what you need to do consistently to move forward. Set up a schedule to make sure they get done.
- Daily – what are the essentials you need to do daily?
- Weekly – what tasks need to get done once a week?
- Monthly – what needs to be done once a month?
- These might be routine tasks to keep ahead of the game such as reconciling accounts or submitting expense reimbursement claims, or they may be actions which will propel you ahead by doing them consistently and regularly without fail by making them part of your routine
So, there’s the plan for being more productive.
- Work on your 4 Things
- When they’re done, do your consistent tasks
- Do you planning/systems day/s
- Each month, review the prior month and set up your next month to be even better!
Next, I’ll give you my view on the system presented and share with you one key ingredient that makes it work better.