By Yvonne Bynoe, Senior Contributor
Most time management advice focuses on creating and organizing your "to do" list. Your "to do" list likely consists of ALL the tasks that you have in front of you on any given day. Rarely does time management focus on prioritization---deciding what's really important. A large part of prioritization is elimination of irrelevant tasks.
If your goal is to have a profitable and fulfilling business, you have to eliminate tasks that do nothing (or very little) to enhance your life or your cash flow. When it comes to time management I'm sure that you fall into one of these two camps:
Camp #1: You don't have a "to do" list and everyday you're winging it. The result is that you never seem to get anything important done. You spend your day putting out fake fires and doing time wasting activities. Your revenue, or rather lack of it, reflects your lack of discipline and focus.
Camp #2: You've got 25 items on your daily "to do" list. You NEVER finish everything on your lists. You feel overwhelmed and incompetent. As a result, you're having a hard time attracting clients and generating income because your confidence is at an all-time low.
Here's the Real Deal.....
Most successful entrepreneurs have a daily "to do" list of no more than 1 or 2 key items. Each day these entrepreneurs determine what is most important in terms of them moving closer toward their goals.
So here's what you need to do. Use the first hour of your day to create your 1-2 item "to do" list. Again, these are activities that are concrete steps to you achieving your yearly, monthly or quarterly goal. Your first hour should be single-focused thinking----no checking email, updating Facebook, tweeting or talking on the telephone.
Your "to do" list should include items such as:
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Yvonne Bynoe is creator of Soulful Affluence, a women's leadership and entrepreneurial training company. Her signature coaching program, Clarity, Clients and Cash, combines proven 6-figure business and marketing strategies. Follow Yvonne on twitter @YvonneBynoe website: http://www.soulfulaffluence.com