My #1 robber is called "I don't feel like it"

I suspect procrastination robs most of us of more than we’ll ever know. My number 1 robber is called “I don’t feel like it.” 

How much is procrastination robbing you and what’s their names?

Take this assessment and find out -

Indicate the degree to which YOU agree with the statement by entering the number that best describes you;        

3 = Usually     2 = Sometimes    1 = Rarely

_____ I work best when I am under pressure because of a tight deadline.

_____ I tend to put off starting a task which seems complex 

_____ I can't get done what I need due to distractions.

“I work out every day Danny, I just miss some days.”

“I work out every day Danny, I just miss some days.”

That’s what my friend Brian Wood told me when I asked him how often he worked out.
Me too. And I meet people and follow-up with people every day, I just miss some days. I get out-of-sync with my days and things I should be doing. A LOT. The here kitty kitty thing drives me nuts, but it’s the way I am I guess and I’ve learned to just RE-START as often as I need to.

There are things I have on my Daily Work Stuff list. Things I MUST do at this point in my life. 

Here they are, the daily stuff, not weekly or monthly, but just DAILY –

- Read
 - Write
 - Listen (training input)
 - Meet new people (more than 1)
 - Call someone that barely knows me
- Follow-Up with people
- Have a sales conversation with 1 person

I don’t get that done every day but I do keep trying to put more and more of the days together in a row where I have done all of these Dailies.

What are your DAILIES?

Nobody buys anything on an elevator....Seth Godin

“One, Two, Three…Three Man Movers. Tom Britton with Three Men Movers.”

That’s how Tom Britton with Three Men Movers gives his 10 second introduction in a networking meeting.

If it’s a 30 second intro he’ll sometimes blow a whistle and add “give us a call.

In a 45-60 second, Tom will input something like “we moved 30 thousand Texas last year" before he blows the whistle.

Real simple. Nothing fancy. Just a slow, very purposeful marketing message. When you hear someone like that, pay attention, studying them, watch what else they do, 
- how they show up to meetings
- how they show up online
- how they handle themselves
- how they're dressed.

Notice what ALL makes them standout.

Running the numbers

How much do you think it comes down to the numbers? Not just "know" or just being aware, but really thinking into the results of the numbers.  

Running the numbers.

I know, it's not ALL about the numbers. It is about how you get the numbers. But it is about the numbers because you need the numbers to get to the results you want.

Right? Right. Argue with me, but don’t reject me until you’ve worked yourself through the process. Don't reject me until you understand what I'm talking about here. I know it’s also about how we get the numbers. But if we aren’t thinking into the results…..purposeful thinking into our results…results we’re getting and results we want…if we aren’t thinking into the results really well, we tend to forget about the numbers and just go through the motions.

What's Best Next: How The Gospel Transforms How You Get Things Done

This might be the best book on the Theology of Work I've read's an insert from the What's Best Next blog -

If You Only take 5 Productivity Practices Away from This Book

Learning and especially implementing productivity practices can be hard. It is easy to forget what we learned or forget how to apply it. One remedy is to keep coming back to this book (of course!). But to make this as simple as possible, if you can only take away 5 things from this book, they should be these: 
Foundation: Look to God, in Jesus Christ, for your purpose, security, and guidance in all of life.

Purpose: Give your whole self to God (Romans 12:1-2), and then live for the good of others to his glory to show that he is great in the world.

I've read the book twice and will continue to gain nuggets for a long time to come.

Guiding Principle: Love your neighbor as yourself. Treat others the way you want them to treat you. Be proactive in this and even make plans to do good.

Core Strategy: Know what’s most important and put it first.

Core Tactic: Plan your week, every week! Then, as things come up throughout the day, ask “is this what’s best next?” Then, either do that right away or, if you can’t, slot it in to your calendar or action list that you are confident you will refer back to at the right time.

To that end......