The Surprising Key to Getting Things Done | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues |

There’s no point in getting more efficient at doing things that don’t need to be done. -Jan Jasper


Before you start making a schedule, organizing a task list, setting deadlines, gathering materials, delegating, prioritizing, and so on, stop and do this first.


- Write down your top five goals for your business in the next five years, say, or just in the next year. Make it long-term enough to pull your perspective out of the current crisis or negative cash flow or whatever it is that is screaming “URGENT” at you.
- Now, with those five goals in front of you, list backwards the actions you need to take. In other words, start with the ultimate goal and work your way back from there to where you are now...

Via Martin Gysler