GREATER CONTROL OVER WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR
SMALL BUSINESS CAN BE YOURS – IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK.
In this post, I am describing a little device or habit or behavior called the REVIEW & PREVIEW – it’s about what you did – and what you will do next – broken down as a daily accounting and planning session.
To use this device, simply pause at the end of your work day and REVIEW what you did with all those hours.
What did you accomplish? What did you get done that you had planned to do? What fires did you put out if any? What did you learn? What will you need to carry forward to the next day?
Take a few notes of your accomplishments in a file in your computer. This is your REVIEW of your day’s accomplishments.
Then, as you might expect, you PREVIEW you next day.
What will you do tomorrow? Who will you talk to? What must you absolutely get done without interruption. What can you do tomorrow that will make you feel proud and happy?
Make a few notes of the major things you will do starting tomorrow morning into a TO DO LIST with tomorrow’s date on the top. This is your PREVIEW behavior or habit. Then when tomorrow comes, glance at your TO DO TODAY list and get started.
I assure you that if you will do this simple REVIEW – PREVIEW routinely and religiously this behavior will help you tremendously. It will help you keep on track. It will help you wield more control over what happens in your business.
You will get more of the right things done on time and on budget. This will be good.
And you will have a written record of major accomplishments you can look back upon whenever you may wish.
Nobody can go back to the beginning and make a brand new start. But anybody can start today and make a brand new ending.
If you like this Insight & Strategy stuff – and happen to own a small business – perhaps you would enjoy attending one of our monthly Master-Mind Alliance meetings.
We’re all about planning how to make businesses work better.
And in truth, there is never a good reason to avoid talking about making your business work better.