Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Vital Few 20 Seconds of Any Task

I clipped out the tip below from a February 2012 Reader's Digest article ("20 New Ways to Get Energy for Life!") on one of my favorite topics, energy.

It's excellent:

This is just a scientific way of getting your logical left brain to buy into what your emotional right brain has always believed: Well begun is half done.

Think how this applies to your business:
  • If you want to make prospects and clients happier, put thank-you notes and a pen on your desk (so you’ll mail them)
  • If you want to read a business book in the morning, put it on your bed-side table tonight (so you’ll read it)
  • If you want to make a promotional video during lunch, put the camera on your desk this morning (so you’ll do it)
  • Etc. etc.
This advice ties perfectly into another of my favorite topics, the 80/20 Rule, which states that only a few things matter -- 20% or so; most things -- 80% or so -- don't matter.

When completing any task, the vital few things are the first 20 seconds. Eliminate or get past them, and you will likely finish the whole task.

No doubt: The 20-Second Rule is a great idea. But what are you going to do about it?

Resource: If you want to put an end to "feast-or-famine" syndrome in your business, the free Client Cloning Kit can help. Grab your copy here.  

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