Brian Tracy Strategies For Success
At an event last year Brian Tracy shared his major strategies to get more done and achieve success faster. We all have 24 hrs he says, it’s what we do with it that counts – and that it doesn’t matter where you are coming from just where you are going. I took notes during Brian Tracy’s keynote speech and agree with a lot of what he recommends so want to share it with you.
The key is focusing on the important goals. Think about WHAT your most important goal is. And then ask yourself – is the task or project or event or appointment moving you towards your goal or is it a distraction. By ONLY completing the most important tasks – you will achieve success faster.
Brian advises only checking your emails 3x a day. He recommends working 9-11, completely focused on projects/tasks that bring you closer to your goals. Only then do you check emails for 20 minutes – then back to your tasks. He recommends checking emails only 3 times a day in 20 minute bursts.
Brian then shared his LAW OF 3. Pick 15 things you do that is essential to your business and your goals in a week. It is 3 things you do in a day that has 90% of the value. Ask yourself – if you could only do ONE thing in a day that would contribute the most value – what would it be. Then ask yourself if I could only do 2 things, or 3 things…. Do what brings value to your business, your goals, your customers – the rest is irrelevant and a distraction. Say NO to the rest!
Focus on task completion. Do one thing until it’s done. It seems really obvious, but it’s amazing how we get sucked in by emails, answer the phone in the middle of a project unnecessarily or remember something and jump to that – or do 2 projects at once! Put time aside to work on a project – solidly – with utter focus. Do NOT answer the phone, turn off Skype or Slack and email notifications. When you are focused, without distractions, you will get more done in less time. Plus – think about how good it will feel to have that task DONE. It’s motivating to get even MORE done!
Working towards your goals makes you happy. It gives you a feeling of personal growth. Complete 3 tasks and boy – you’ll feel like you are on top of the world – an entrepreneurial superstar! Incomplete tasks cause you stress. Completed tasks give you that feeling of accomplishment, confidence and happiness. Now who doesn’t want more of that?
Here are some extra questions from Brian Tracy to ask yourself to know what is worth working on.
1- Think about what is working – do more of that.
2- Think about what is not working – do less of that.
3- What should you START doing – that you haven’t done yet.
4- What should you STOP doing – that doesn’t fit your goals.
You can even grade the tasks from 1-10 for a quick, intuitive, accurate guide.
Use these strategies and you will get more done, consistently in less time to achieve success and income faster!
As a side note – Brian Tracy recommended some solid books to help put you on the right path.
The Battle For Your Email Inbox by Robby Slaughter (I’ve read this – amazing!)
The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran (I’ve also read this – highly recommend it – I even bought it for my team!)
4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss (has been on my shelf for a month – still have to read!)
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