Getting things done
One of the biggest challenges I find when sitting at my computer is actually getting things done. You may have a plan to build a website, promote it with adwords, do some split testing and all those good things – but when you sit down at your computer and start to read your e-mails then you start looking at the special offers, start buying stuff, you know what I’m talking about ?
probably been there yourself.
And now with the advent of instant messaging and Skype things have only got worse. I find the best thing to do is write a To Do List. What I do is decide upon a monthly plan, A weekly plan, and a daily plan.
I have a kind of target to work towards and that makes life easier. I know that my monthly plan is to build say 10 affiliate websites and that is what I can work towards. Then when I sit down on a Monday morning I will write a to-do list for the day, that way I will not waste my day on forums, reading sales pages of products I probably won’t buy, and chatting on Skype!
When you have a to-do list for the day it’s amazing how much work you can get done. I can usually get twice the amount of work completed when I have a clearly laid out to-do list for the day.
Your monthly to-do list can be sort of a target, things you would like to get done this month but I find that the daily to-do list of things that I’m definitely going to do that day is the real driver.
The weekly and monthly To Do List I use mainly to keep focussed on what my objective is for this month, I find it really easy to get sidetracked by the hundred of other things that come in during the week and demand my attention, you know the little “dramas” that take place, fixing things that have gone wrong and that shouldn’t have……
The little things that creep up on you and steal your time away…..