I am a “Secret To Success” junkie! Over the years (the days of mail order, yes Virginia that’s how people used to advertise!) I have bought more than my fair share of “systems” that were “guaranteed” to make me succeed!
The interesting thing about this is….I have sort of “used them all” in designing the Miracle Business Method’s overall strategy. So even though that package that arrived in my mail 25 years ago full of cassette tapes and three-ring-punched printed booklets has long since bit the dust, the little nuggets, gems and jewels of each “life-changing” system I have read have remained with me.
There was a product in the late ’80′s called Neo-Think. Ok, maybe I was the only one who bought that one! But the number one rule of changing your workflow and your life was in that system, and I still follow the advice every day and it is the best single piece of advice I have ever received. And the simplest. It is simply this…….
Do one job at a time. How straightforward, unequivocal is that? I practice every day, at home and at work, to follow that one simple rule. And it works. It makes work easy when you eliminate everything but that ONE TASK from your mind.
Granted, there are oodles of nuances you can implement to help accomplish this, published by lots of different people. And you should find the method of doing one job at a time which feels best for you. But the basic premise of doing one task at a time is the single best tip to streamline your work and boost your productivity that I can give you.
Now, I can hear you asking, “How do I know WHICH job to do first, right now?” Well, my dear student, you will have to read an upcoming post for that secret!