18 things to make you more efficient - Focus on most important tasks first
Productivity tip – Focus on most important tasks
You probably didn’t go to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology better known as MIT – but an MIT can help you be more productive.
The theory behind Most Important Tasks (MIT) is that any given to-do list has some tasks that are more important than others. If you focus on simply checking off to-do list items, you’ll end up with a mix of important and less important tasks completed, so you’ll need to prioritise and I suggest you use My Super To-do List which enables you to set your priority and do the Most Important Tasks first.
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It also exposes you to the potential for procrastination—it’s easy to spend the whole day checking off easy, less important to-dos instead of buckling down on the hard stuff.
Instead, spend a few minutes at the beginning of your day to choose 1–3 MITs—the things that, no matter what, you need to finish by the end of the day.
With a renewed focus on what’s important, it’s easier to make sure the important things get done. Efficient is doing things right and effective is doing the right things. So the most productive people work on the high value tasks, making sure that how they are doing those tasks is the best way.
DELIVERING WHAT YOU PROMISE
and getting your team to do the same
Do you meet the obligations, promises, goals and commitments made to yourself and to others?
The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study in 2010 on accountability and found out that the probability of completing a goal is:
- 10% – If you have an idea or a goal actually.
- 25% – If you consciously decide you will do it.
- 40% – If you decide when you will do it.
- 50% – If you plan how you will do it.
- 65% – If you commit to someone, you will do it.
- 95% – If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone?
Book your FREE Unboxing Session with me ‘The Accountability Guy’ and we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and we’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward. Each Unboxing Session includes:
- 60-90min obligation-free Zoom chat about your goals, promises and commitments
- Examine your priorities
- Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
- Together, we will create a plan and set timelines
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I’m Darren Finkelstein ‘The Accountability Guy’
I’m a sought-after highly experienced Accountability Coach and Business Advisor. I work with high-performing entrepreneurial business owners and their teams. Also, I am a conference and event speaker on all matters of accountability.
My past experience includes working at Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. Then, building a successful entrepreneurial business for 15-years in the lifestyle industry until we successfully sold and exited. I’m the author of three bestselling and award-winning books and work as a summertime presenter in Melbourne on radio 3AW. I talk about lifestyle, the outdoors and living life to the fullest in my Beach N’ Bay reports on the weekends.
Accountability is my specialty, it frequently makes many people nervous, as it requires us to step up our game, be introspective and hold ourselves accountable which can be uncomfortable for many.
Did you know that it’s regularly misspelt and often misunderstood? Businesses don’t really understand the difference between responsibility and accountability? Both are cousins but not the same. You see, you are responsible for things and accountable to people, hence the confusion. To me, being accountable means; you do the things you say you are going to do, and you get your team to do the same.
I’ll keep you accountable and hold you to your commitments, promises and goals in my One-On-One Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team would like to join one of my Mastermind Group Forums. It’s my desire to hold everyone in the room to account. This makes me an engaging Speaker on the topic of ‘Accountability’ for your next event, conference or workshop.
I’ve got a full playbook of strategies that I’m privileged to share or maybe we can create a totally bespoke and customised package to suit your individual business needs. Visit Working With Me.
After reading this blog, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Unlikely I suspect, without external assistance.