Ordering your day.
Charles Schwab who owns the famous investment company which bears his name, tells a story he had with a mentor. Mr. Schwab asked the mentor to tell him how to be more productive. Rather than scheduling a mentoring session, the advisor simply told him, “Mr. Schwab, I will give you one piece of advice, and if you think it is worth anything, you can pay me $10,000.”
Charles agreed. One week later, Charles wrote the advisor a check for $10,000.
What do you think his advice was?
When I first heard this story, I really thought that the secret was stocks. Or maybe some other investment strategy, like buying up precious metals.
No, the secret that Charles Schwab received is so brain dead simple, that I don’t think he would have even looked at it twice if the advisor had not designated a value to it.
It really is that simple.
And that profound.
In fact, it is so profitable, I would attach a million dollars to it’s worth.
So what was the advice?
I almost hesitate to tell you lest you find it too elementary.
Write down the three most important things you need to do today.
Gah! Is that it? Is that really it? Yup.
But follow through is everything.
In my e-series “How to organize your time” I show you how to manage re-occurring tasks as well as one time projects, and everything in between. This is not an ebook, it’s a total lifestyle changer.
You can read more here.
Ps. This is not some fluff filled puff book full of irrelevant tips like soaking in bubble baths to relax and the power of post it notes. This is a robust tutorial full of meaty strategies for getting control of your time and life.
Now, if you want to ratchet it up a notch, I also offer one on one mentoring . you can read more about that here
But whatever you decide, please, please, please try the “3 main things” rule today, and see if it doesn’t change your life.