Getting What You WantBy joanne | 13th January | Marketing Ideas, Marketing Skills, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Training
Deciding what it is you want is an important start to the strategic planning process. Just putting in your mind what you want to achieve can be very powerful in helping you prioritise your daily actions and routines.
It’s believed that just 20% of your actions each day generate 80% of your results – Pareto’s principle. What you need to do therefore is try to work out which actions are important – and generate results. These are often those that generate profits and are usually time spent with customers.
Why not spend the next 24 hours jotting down everything you do and the way you spend your time. We can then have a look at whether that’s efficient use of time tomorrow and help you get more out of your day.
If you can use your time in a smarter way, you can improve your results and spend more time with family and friends. As an example, in my first job when I was just 13, I took a weekly paper-round. I soon realised I could deliver the three weekly papers in a similar amount of time to delivering just one – but I was paid three times as much. Simple!