Take stock of everything in your life and see if there’s something that you don’t need anymore, so that you can simplify. When you connect with the thing that is truly important and you give that your focus, that’s when things open up and become easier.
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Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Juggling several responsibilities at one time is common to business owners everywhere; there are people to meet, teams to supervise, paperwork to look over, products to develop, and so on. With all this going on, it's easy to lose focus on each individual task, miss deadlines, and demonstrate poor performance throughout entire projects. Experienced Internet marketer and CEO of SuperFastBusiness, James Schramko, teaches fellow business owners how to cope with multiple responsibilities and keep things simple in a recent business update video.
"People have too much," the CEO points out as he begins his update. "Too busy, too many projects, too many things to do. Well, the simple process here is to stop, take three deep breaths, and just work out what the most important thing is."
In previous videos posted on the SuperFastBusiness site, Schramko had mentioned the "One Thing method" — a strategy for effectively working through tasks when they become too much to handle, and getting to the most important thing.
The One Thing Method will require nothing more than an ordinary whiteboard (which will turn out to be quite the investment in the long run). On this board, Schramko advises business owners to "list down all the things that are on your mind that are bothering you or taking up brand space. Put this on one side of the board. And then on the other side of the board, just write down the 'one thing' out of all of those things which you absolutely have to do right now."
The idea is to keep accomplishing one thing at a time; once done, erase the item from the board, then transfer another task from one side of the board to the other, then focus on that next. The process is repeated until all the tasks are done.
The seasoned entrepreneur recommends undergoing a continuous process of deletion whenever things begin to pile up. Essentially, this practice will enable fellow business people to return to simplicity. "Delete, eliminate, purge, remove." he says. "Get rid of stuff, and do it in every part of your life. Do it with your clothes, do it with your hard drive on your computer. Have a look through your car. Clear out your trunk. Have a look through the glove box, go through your cupboards.
"Take stock of everything in your life and see if there’s something that you don’t need anymore, so that you can simplify. And when you connect with the thing that is truly important and you give that your focus, that’s when things open up and that’s when things become easier."