Saturday, March 26, 2011

Elephant walk


How do you eat your elephants? No, I’m not asking this because I had a double wide burger in Nashville, but how do you do accomplish the hard, difficult, and impossible goals for your business?

Procrastination heads most peoples list. I don’t have time to do it, so I’ll just keep on keepin’ on and hope I can’t  see it in my rearview mirror. This is hardly a winning strategy.

The best way to get any large goal done, is to set small obtainable tasks. Once you have your goal set, you know how much work you need to do to get it done. So you need to set some short term steps, that you can measure, and block time out on your calendar to accomplish these.
But before you do another thing, do an immediate task towards your goal. This allows you to have instant lift. 

For example, if you wanted to do some marketing for your business. It may take some time to setup a proper email campaign, but I bet you send many emails every day. Make sure you have your email signatures fully branded. Web, blog, phone, logo, etc. and don’t forget your plain text phone signatures.

Immediate items, short term tasks, complete goals.