Folks are busy. Rushing around. Doing more and more ‘stuff’. They think they’re getting lots of things done but in reality, it’s the exact opposite. That’s because…
Many people confuse activity with accomplishment
They do a lot of ‘stuff’ so they must be succeeding right? Well not really.
At my last Mastermind meeting, I stressed the importance of outcomes. You see…
- I always push for outcomes.
- I push for speed over perfection.
Not everyone handles this approach… but…you need outcomes.
You need clearly defined goals to work to. It’s no good being busy, and getting lots done, but nothing gets finished. If you start focusing on outcomes, and not all the things you must do, but solely on the outcome, you WILL get more done… and… you WILL hit your goals.
Here’s what happens when you focus on the details not the outcome…
For many folks, they get overwhelmed.
They see all the details, all the stuff that needs to be done, and it freaks them out.
When that happens everything comes to a grinding halt. So forget about the details. Start with your outcome and then work backwards. Make a plan of all the things you need to do and then get cracking one item and a time.
I like to tick things off when I’ve done ‘em. This spurs me on. I can see the list getting smaller by the day. (I have a big whiteboard for this purpose. I’m a visual person. This way I see the list and I see my progress throughout the day. Keeps me pumped.)
And yes, I realise if you’re a solo-entrepreneur you are wearing many hats. There is other stuff you have to do. But you must make time each day to focus on outcomes. Block off set times each day and make sure this is a priority.
No matter how big or small your business is, the fact remains…
In our world, you only get paid by outcomes.
What’s your outcome for today?
Get clear on this and then get it done.
Love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below.
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