As business owners, we know the best way to measure and ultimately achieve our desired success is to have goals and milestones.
If you’re like me – optimistic (AKA over ambitious) you start each year with a huge list of BHAGs – Big Hairy Audacious Goals. Then as the year progresses, they either fall by the wayside or more often than not, you get so involved in the day to day tasks of running your business, you forget about them.
Let’s change that.
Too often, we attempt to bite off more than we can chew and unless we have a degree in event planning, have mastered time management and have fairy dust as a back up, we always end up coming up short at the end of the year. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
If you’ve been in business long enough, you’ve heard the old adage, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” No, you’re not eating an actual elephant! It’s an analogy of how to tackle a large task.
No matter how many different things you do in a week or a month, there are only three tasks and/or activities that account for up to 90% of the value of the contribution you make to your business. This is known as the “Rule of Three” and it’s quite simple:
1. Write down three things you want to accomplish TODAY.
2. Write three things you want to accomplish this WEEK.
3. Write three things you want to accomplish this YEAR.
Why does this work?
It requires you to narrow your focus. You can’t work on a dozen goals at once.
It forces you to work consistently on goals. With just three priorities, there’s less distraction and you are clear on what you or working towards.
You will see the results of your efforts. Working with a smaller number gives us the ability to see a finish line in a shorter period of time and as human beings, we love to be a winner!
Give it a “tri” smile
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