Small business owners are the busiest people around.  They are constantly juggling dozens of projects and hundreds of tasks.  The workload can become so overwhelming that it creates paralysis, confusion, or hopelessness.  Any time you find yourself in this situation, break out of the funk with one question, “If I could only get one thing done today, what would make the biggest difference in my business?”

Ask this question first thing in the morning, before you open email or attend your first meeting, when your mind is clear and focused.  Intentionally plan your day so you can focus on the company’s most pressing issues.

For the question to do you any good, you have to take action.  Once you determine what to do, the best thing to do is to get started on it immediately.  If you can’t do that, set aside some time that will allow you to focus. Ask this question for a week and you’ll find that a sense of clarity and purpose is reentered your world. Ask it for a month and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Matt Sand

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