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April 6, 2010


Speed Dump

Try this exercise:

Take 2 minutes and make a list of everything that’s on your mind of things you have to do.

How many tasks are on your list?

Now, take 20% of that number.  What is it?  Take that number of top priorities off your list and write them on a separate sheet in the order of most important.

Next, take the highest priority item and begin working on it.  Stay focused until it’s complete.  Once it’s complete or you reach a stopping point, take the next item.  Do this exercise every day to make sure you are focusing on the 20% that matters.

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say my list consisted of 20 items.  20% of 20 is 4.  I’d select the top 4 items on my list and put them in priority order – highest priority being number 1.  I’d start with that item and work my way through my top 4.

Stay focused on the things that matter and have a positively productive week!

Ideas discussed in the GO System training course, written by Chris Crouch.

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  1. Apr 21 2010

    Hey Karen, I really like this one! Thanks. I have gotten a little bit off the beaten path lately with your tips and actually got my little timer out the other day to force myself to stay on task for a certain amount of time. It really helped!! I really appreciate your helpful tips.


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