The more clearly we see where we are going, the faster and easier it is to get there - though that's often easier said than done. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you sort the clutter from the critical, focus on what's important, and track and reach your goals.
Article of the week
Are you winning or losing in business? Mark Sutherland reckons the worst place to be is in between, and he gives you five simple tips to help make sure you sort through the jumble and get moving again in the right direction.
A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, or so the saying says. Angella Gilbert agrees, and shows you how to reclaim clarity in your working and living spaces.
Tip of the week
Building exercise and/or "me" time into your daily routine can have the added benefit of giving you a short breather to focus not just on the pile of work to be done, but on what you want to achieve in your busy day. Knowing ahead what you want to achieve means that as you work through your to-do list, it's easier to decide what's important. Plus, when you're busy with a job, spending an extra few minutes streamlining or documenting a process, identifying a potential issue, or tracking an alternative supplier suddenly seems worthwhile. Add a lot of similar moments together and, in a year's time, your business will hardly be recognisable.
Hot spot of the week
One of the best ways to get clarity around goals, and track and see your progress, is to use one of the multitude of goal-tracking apps available. Which works best for you will depend on what platform you are using, and what you want the tracker to do, Take a look at GoalsOnTrack, Strides, LifeTick, HabitList and Nozbe. Like so many things, finding the right app is just the start. How you use it can hugely impact on how useful it is!
Quote of the week
Getting things straight in your head is a major achievement because there's so much clutter out there. You've got to push aside the static to really hear the music.
- Steve Wynn
Wishing you success and fulfilment!
Heather and the Bizbuzz Team