My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Quick!  What’s the one thing today you want to get done for your business?

Having a home-based business can be overwhelming.  We are everything – artist, admin, marketing.  And who hasn’t had the experience of frittering away time on the computer?  Here’s my #1 solution – the best idea, the most useful tip, the one that works each day:

I ask myself, every morning, “What do I need to do today today for my business to feel good about myself at the end of the day?”  

Why that works for me:

At the end of the day, if I just float from one thing to the next, the most important thing may not get done, the deadline may not be met. I may squirrel away time doing something not urgent or important.  Working but without focus.

Without  focus, at the end of the day, I feel like I’ve accomplished little or nothing.  I don’t feel good about myself.  I start to berate myself for wasting my day.

If I ask myself that most important question every work day, it spurs me to look at what needs to be done, prioritize and plan. It also frees me up, when I’ve completed those things, to fit in other things I’d like to get done if I have time. But I don’t have to feel guilty doing them because I’ve ALREADY DONE the MOST IMPORTANT THING!

So, at the end of the day, I can sigh with satisfaction.  I feel relief.  I know that if nothing else got done, I did those few things that were on my list and I can breathe!

Work hard, play harder! 


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