Reading the Four Hour Work Week has reminded me that focusing on the core duties are where I will make the most improvements in my business.
How is it that I can do more by dealing with less? Let me give you some examples of my recent efforts.
- Unsubscribed from 90% of the email newsletters I was receiving
- Removed myself from over 90% of the Facebook groups I was a member of
- Started using software to track my online activity.
- Cancelled 3 listings that were taking more of my time than any potential reward justified
It took me about a hour to unsubscribe from the emails and Facebook groups. I save at least 30 minutes every morning by not having to delete or wade through reading a bunch of stuff that I thought was valuable. Reality is I don’t miss any of it.
I am using Rescue Time to monitor my online activity. This is very new to me and I will be reporting on how it works moving forward.
Cancelling the three listings was emotionally challenging for me. However, at this time I need listings and buyers who are motivated and able to buy or sell. Just having signs in the ground really is a distraction. I will be revisiting listings when I get more of my systems in place.
Now, I am doing a lot more in much less time. I can highly recommend that you spend a few minutes and remove yourself from the online distractions that you have signed up for. Think of it this way. If you have not signed up with any of the vendors who are pitching you their services cancel receiving things from them. You get your time back and they get to market to the people that want to use them. You both win. Besides, if you ever realize you need to receive their sales pitches you can always sign up again.