Let’s take a moment and just think about this.
You start your day – do you have your priorities for the day?
The things that you want to do.
The things you want to accomplish.
And by 8:30 am, you already got sucked into someone else’s priority.
From 8:30 am till the end of the day, you are working on someone else’s priority.
But what about you? What happens to yours?
Then about 6: 00 pm, you say, I got to get back to my business priorities, when you really should change your focus at that time to your personal priorities.
So your family’s priorities take a backseat because you are still trying to get your business stuff done.
Reason being that all day long, you have gotten sucked into someone else’s priorities.
What can you do about it?
How do you address this issue?
So that you don’t look like you don’t care, but so you also don’t spend your entire day working on someone else’s priority.
Today, let’s take a look at that.
This is what we want to do with today’s teaching.
Give you some ways to get some help.
Here are three approaches for today.
- You got to define, write down, and schedule your priorities.
Every day, this is where so many people make critical mistakes.
They don’t write down their own priorities.
And when you don’t have them written down, it is easier to get sucked into someone else’s priorities. It is really easy.
You have to value and push your own priorities.
So, how do you do this?
Before you retire for the night, it doesn’t matter how tired you are.
You have to sit down and write out your priorities for tomorrow.
The 5 priorities for tomorrow.
Now, if you have implemented our 90 days to success scheduling tool, then you already have this.
But if you do not, then you need to figure out how to put your top five in for tomorrow.
Look at them, let them get into you. When you get up tomorrow, look at them again.
Make them part of you.
This is my priority based on my long term and short term goals (which you should also have).
Every day, these are my priorities.
- When someone comes in with their own priorities, be careful.
The first thing I always ask is, “What are you doing to solve them yourself?”
What can you do to get them solved?
What can the person who has the issue do?
How you can help them to help themselves
How can you (the boss) help this person take care of this project without you?
How can you give them some simple, yet quick and easy advice or guidance?
Give them some simple guidance and set them on their way.
Instead of spending an hour analyzing and fixing everything, you can spend 5 minutes. Set them on their path and get back to your stuff.
Think about this.
Help them solve their own problem.
What is your priority?
Make sure you help them get their own priorities.
- Focus on your priorities.
Find a place.
When am I going to work on these things?
These 5 things have to get done today – no excuse, workaround or moving them to tomorrow.
Schedule your time.
At 10 o’clock, you say, “I am going to work on these marketing things, no different than if I had a regular meeting with someone else.”
I simply say, “I have to go to a meeting.”
“I will get back to you.”
Because I have a priority of my own.
Take your priorities and schedule them into your calendar like they were a regular meeting.
And commit to getting them done without interruption.
If you can do these 3 things as a starter, you are well on your way to making your priorities important and getting them done.
It does not mean your people’s priorities are not important, they are.
But yours are also important as well.
And you won’t wake up at the end of the month and say, what did I get done this month?
Well, I did this and that, but I didn’t get to any of my priories.
What happens to you, your career, and business? When you help everyone else but yourself
I want to help everyone I can.
As John Maxwell says — “I want to add value to everyone I can.
But also, to me.
Then I am the best I can be.
Then I am the best for everyone that works for me.”
Take that in.
When you are the best you can be.
Then everyone around you becomes the best they can be.
Get your priorities straightened, and don’t just think about it.
One thing we want in our everyday life is how to apply this.
What do I do?
Today, at the end of the day, you are going to write down 5 priorities.
And tomorrow, on your sheet, you are going to make them happen.
The final thing.
You are going to make sure your priorities are scheduled as events and meetings.
And that you start doing them.
Is it going to just happen? No!
The point is to take one of these solutions and implement it this week.
All you need to do this week is to write down your priorities.
Practice that for a week.
Get it down.
Get it sound.
Then next week, start practicing moving your people to solve their own problems.
You might need more than one week.
Whatever it takes!
Third, start putting your priorities into a schedule.
If you can do this over the next 90 days, you will be amazed.
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