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Goal Setting, Getting out of the Ditch, Increase your Productivity

by admin on January 2, 2013

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A new Year is here. I like to think of it as a blank sheet of paper. The New Year brings with it a great time to make some new goals and ambitions for your business. My goal this year is to stop being lazy, to buckle down and start building my business again. Over the past couple of years we’ve had a few setbacks. One of my dear friends, a guy who got me into this crazy entrepreneur mess passed away after a short (all too short) battle with brain cancer. That put me into a crazy funk because he was a guy I could call on any time (day or night) to bounce business ideas off of and to give me some ideas on how to improve things. If you have a friend like that you should treasure them, call them today and thank them for being a part of your life. DO IT NOW – while you’re thinking about it.

This past Summer my sister in law / next door neighbor / good friend passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident on her way to work. She wasn’t going fast, had her helmet on etc.

So this year we’re going to get out of the funk and back into doing business again.  So what got me wanting to be productive again. One of the big reasons was an article I read from Jeff Gitomer.

http://www.gitomer.com/articles/ViewPublicArticle.html?key=ajcdMibak3PpnLBYVsKuxQ%3D%3D

If you have never read his stuff you should. I think the first book I read from him was the Little Red Book of Selling. You can find it at Amazon Click Here (one note it’s 99 cents on the Kindle). He has some good stuff.

In the article he talks about goals, and time management. So we’re refreshed and ready to Rock and Roll. I like a quote my Dad gave me a long time ago. If you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won’t get a handful of mud either. So we’re reaching for the stars this year.

We’ll talk some more on Friday about exactly what our goals are and how we’re going to work to achieve them. I like to figure out what a main goal is, then work on breaking it down, until I figure out exactly what I’ll need to do to achieve it. We’ll talk a little about that process on Friday as well.

One of the other things I don’t do well is manage my time. It doesn’t take very much to get me distracted and once I get distracted it takes awhile for me to get undistracted. Example – I think of something I need to figure out, visit a website, click on a link, another link etc. This year I found a little ap that has (so far) helped me to stay on track. The Pomodoro App is free – http://www.pomodoroapp.com/ .

Hope you have a productive day.

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