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Up until 10 years ago, I was an entrepreneur, raising four children on my own. It was important for me to be productive, focused and organized. Two of my children were challenged with asthma and a daily to do list contributed to me staying calm and focused.

I’m going to share a simple tip that I’ve added in the past two years that has given me more clarity and focus to accomplish my daily tasks.

This tip assumes that you write a to do list: daily, weekly, or monthly, whether you use an electronic gizmo, the back of a receipt, a note book or whatever suits your fancy.

A written to do list will save you time, energy and money.

I received this tip, from Mike Michalowicz of  the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, in my inbox a couple of years ago. It’s one of those 60,000 emails I spoke about in my post “5 Free Google Tools for Your Business Success.

Here’s my gift to you: A Simple Tip to Help You Get It Done.

Spend a little time the night before and write your to do list.   (daily to do list)

Organize your tasks using the letters A, B and C.

Label the tasks that you absolutely need to get done the next day, unless there’s an emergency, with the letter A.

The tasks that are second in priority,  get the label B.

Those that are left get the label C.

Over the two years of me doing this, I’ve done a tweak here and there – the uncompleted tasks move up in priority, unless there are more important tasks.

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Here’s to the confident “getting it done”  you!

Do you have a tip to add? Please share.

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