Ever have a difficult time with a particular task? What element of your business should you put most of your energies?
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One of these quests is simple and should be meaningful for your professional and personal life. Forgive the dangling preposition and read on:
YOUR QUEST: Write down three tasks and activities that you do regularly in each category: “Good At/Like Doing” and “Not Good At/Hate Doing.”
Let’s start with the good stuff first. In my case, I enjoy:
3 business tasks I’m good at/like doing:
- Social media posts
- Engaging friends, followers and competitors equally
3 business tasks I’m not good at/hate doing:
- Approaching/cold calling potential clients
- Web design
Now choose one item from of the “Not Good At” list—and stop doing it! Delegate the task, ask for help, hire someone to do it, or get rid of it.
What You Can Do With Your Lists
- Determine your service offerings by what you are good at and enjoy doing. Don’t base your list on what you see others doing. That simply won’t work and is incredibly discouraging.
- Ascertain exactly who you need to add to your team. No good business person can work alone. Try your darndest to get out of this mindset! I really am hoping to add a web designer and accountant to my team as I grow. Of course, I plan on utilizing the contacts I have made already, and it’s an encouragement to network!
- Minimize your to-do list. Simplicity is the key to organization. Doing this simple exercise can help pinpoint where your strengths and weaknesses lie.
How about you? I really want to see your lists on this quest. Post them as a comment below, and don’t forget to share this post with others if you found it useful!
Best advice I’ve heard all day: pick one of your “don’t like” items and stop doing it! Sometimes, simple is better.
I’m totally on board with making your to-do list shorter. I’m constantly asking if what I’m currently doing is moving me toward something meaningful. If not, I ditch it. (That’s the idea, anyway.)
I keep thinking of all the things I’m “supposed” to be doing right now, and it’s overwhelming. That’s the idea behind SuperBetter is that less can be more when it comes to your overall health. Glad to have be of assistance! I literally just commented on your blog too LOL.
I thought I saw that SuperBetter was available for Android, but I couldn’t find it in Google Play. Sounded interesting, too.
It’s actually primarily a website, but you can use the app too.