Just Do These 3 Things Daily

Just Do These 3 Things Daily

Blogs are just too long to read if you have ADD like I do. Combine ADD with a busy schedule and our minds are all over the place.

What do I do first? How do I keep from getting distracted? What is important, urgent and what can wait?

I find that these 3 Simple adjustments to your daily routine will make a significant impact to your productivity and focus.

Here you go:

1. Set your Intention – first thing in the morning, move your body in some way. Stretch, yoga,sit-ups, anything that gets the blood flowing to your brain and activates your physical self. This is the very important part- follow up your exercise with setting intentions. This can be a short meditation, closing your eyes, slowing down and developing your intention for the day. You may want to have a successful meeting, contribute to the well being of someone else or simply have a day filled with smiles and great energy. This sets the wheels in motion and your neurotransmitters begin to fire and create pathways to focus effort on achieving your intention. It sounds simple but these are simple so just give it a try without judgement and benefit from the results.

2. Be Proactive, not Reactive – the second thing you do in your day once you set your intention is make a list of no more than 7 people that you need to reach out to in order for you to achieve your goals. This can be someone who needs a proposal, a follow up to what you already sent, an introduction to a warm prospect or anyone that you were planning to reach out to that you procrastinated about and still haven’t. This is your daily prospect list. These are hot opportunities that require a proactive approach. The reason for 7 is that our mind can only handle 7 tasks effectively.

3. Take Action – now that you have a list of your hot prospects for the day, open your email and copy the name of your prospect into the search field. If they sent you an email or responded to one you sent them, then this is your top priority email response. These are the first and ONLY emails you send. If the email requires a phone call, then send an email response with specific times you are available. Follow up with a calendar invite and then make that call on schedule.

Second, check your voicemail and only take action if the identified prospect left a message. Table the others as a follow up after you complete your focus tasks. Do not move on to anything else until you effectively responded to that hot prospect. If they do not respond, then in your action list, you will proactively email or call the 7 people that you listed earlier.

These 3 adjustments sound simple but I guarantee that just making them a part of your daily routine will create habits that will significantly improve your focus and productivity. The key is to stay disciplined.

Do NOT do any prospecting. Do NOT respond to any other emails or voice mails. Do NOT conduct research and most importantly do NOT engage in social media.

Please share your experience with me at lenmay@lenmaycoaching.com.

Also, I am available for coaching and consulting to help you to implement these and other strategies that are guaranteed to make a significant impact on your business and life.

All the very best,
Len May

Blogs are just too long to read if you have ADD like I do. Combine ADD with a busy schedule and our minds are all over the place. What do I do first? How do I keep from getting distracted? What import, urgent and what can wait? I find that these 3 Simple adjustments to your daily routine will make a significant impact to your productivity and focus. Here you go:

1. Set your Intention – first thing in the morning move your body in some way. Stretch, yoga,sit-ups, anything that gets the blood flowing to your brain and activates your physical self. This is the very important part; follow up your exercise with setting intentions. This can be a short meditation, closing your eyes, slowing down and developing your intention for the day. You may want to have a successful meeting, contribute to the well being of someone else or simply have a day filled with smiles and great energy. This sets the wheels in motion and your neurotransmitters begin to fire and create pathways to focus effort on achieving your intention. It sounds simple but these are simple so just give it a try without judgement and benefit form the results.

2. Be Proactive not Reactive – the second thing you do in your day once you set your intention is make a list of no more than 7 people that you need to reach out to in order for you to achieve your goals. This is someone who needs a proposal, a follow up to what you already sent, an introduction to a warm prospect or anyone that you were planning to reach out to that you procrastinated and still haven’t. This is your daily prospect list. These are hot opportunities that require a proactive approach. The reason for 7 is that our mind can only handle 7 tasks effectively.

3. Take Action – now that you have a list of your hot prospects for the day, open your email and copy the name of your prospect into the search field. If they sent you and email or responded to one you sent them then this is your top priority email response. These are the first and ONLY emails you send. If the email requires a phone call then send an email response with specific times you are available. Follow up with a calendar invite and then make that call. Second, check your voicemail and only take action if the identified prospect left a message, table the others as a follow up after you complete your focus tasks. Do not move on to anything else until you effectively responded to that prospect. If they did not respond then in your action list you will proactively email or call the 7 people that you listed earlier.

These 3 things sound simple but I guarantee that just making them a part of your daily routine will create habits that will significantly improve your focus and productivity. The key is to stay disciplined. Do NOT do any prospecting, do NOT respond o any other emails or voice mails, do NOT conduct research and most importantly do Not engage in social media.

Please share your experience with me at lenmay@lenmaycoaching.com. Also, I am available for coaching and consulting to help you to implement this and other strategies that are guaranteed to make a significant impact on your business and life.

All the Very Best,
Len May,