5 Ways to Weed out Your Business Mind

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This blog post was inspired by a post on the Marc and Angel Hack Life Blog.

I love Hack Life blogs because you will find unusual shortcuts that are easy to learn. I find it hard to incorporate a short cut that takes 3 hours to learn and 60 days of practice to be of use to you. I recommend this blog as a regular read for Wright Place TV Viewers because you are busy, smart and always looking for a slight edge.

The Blog post is here http://www.marcandangel.com/2009/04/03/28-ways-to-slay-the-delay/

Weeding out your business mind means, getting rid of some of the projects you are working on. Frankly, they are keeping you from projects that could make you money or otherwise get your closer to your goals.

1. The organizing projects: Treat yourself to something nice. Have SOMEONE ELSE organize things for you so you can focus on making more money

2. Drop some events: Some of the things you are attending will not bring you closer to your customers, future customers or future business partners. They are just busy time to get you out of the office. Volunteering for a non- profit does not fall into this category. However, some of those ?networking? events you have committed to do.

3. Dump the newsletters: Seriously, if you have not read the ezine or printed newsletter, drop yourself from the list. Having a bunch of stuff you never got to or read is a drain on your mind power. At this point I never add a newsletter without dropping one I already get.

4. Limit the time: There are some things I work on and for some reason, never complete or get to work correctly. I work on them for a certain period of time and then I move on. Spending days on a non-essential item can really be a time and mind drain. I also like to time how long it takes me to do certain things so that when I delegate them, I know how long it should take someone else to do it for me. An excellent tool for this is the Action Machine

5. Admit it: Some of the things on your list are no longer a priority. At the time of this post, I am working on my biggest event of the year, the High Tea. This event happens in a few days and nothing else has priority. People who are requesting things have to wait until after the event. When priorities change, some things get dropped by the wayside. It?s fine, which is how it is supposed to be. You cannot keep adding things to your plate without taking others off. Everyone has limited time and not all opportunities can be taken advantage of 100 % of the time.

Give yourself a break!

What are you going to weed out?

Getting Some Action

April 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Wright Ideas

I LOVE making lists, planning and getting things done. All of us like to get things done; however we all have different ways of doing them. If you are still frustrated with achieving the goals, I am going to ask you to look at a few things.

1. Most people set goals with no deadline. All of my goals have a due date (dead line). That way I can work backwards by looking at all the steps needed to reach the goal and time them out. I figure out how long each step takes and then I know when I have to start to reach my due date.

2. Most people do not break down the goal into steps. Each goal will have 3-10 steps to get it done. Any goal that is 1 or 2 steps is a task, not a goal. You are bigger than that. Go for something fantastic! Once you break down the steps or tasks to reaching the goal, how much time will you spend on them? There are times when I completely underestimate how much time it takes to get something done. Then there are times when I have planned out too much time and I was not being efficient. We need to become more in tune with how long it takes us to do something.

3. Most people do not block out time to do it. It?s not just about making a list of tasks, but when are you going to do it? When will you have 15 minutes in your day to deal with mail?

4. Most people multi-task. Multi-tasking is not good. I know it feels good, but really, it does not work. If you want to know the reasons why, here is a good article to begin with


What tools will help you be more efficient?

I recommend 2 things:

The Action Machine: This timer will help you keep track of how long it takes to get something done and help you limit time wasters. It even comes with bonus books on how to be more efficient. I personally use it and love this thing! Click here to get more info The Action Machine:

An Accountability Partner: This is not the same as a mastermind and it?s much easier to do. It?s free and only takes up 5 minutes a day. I have one I talk to for Daily goals and one and talk to about weekly goals. The person I talk to about my weekly goals deals more with my web goals and is responsible for helping me get things like www.beontvatsea.com done. We talk about 30-45 minutes.

If you want to know how work with an accountability partner, read this blog post.


So tell me, what are you going to do this month?