In the third and final part of this series on MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY, I am going to provide you with the last 4 principles that you need to incorporate into your business if you want to achieve your full potential. If you missed part 2, you can read it here.
The 80/20 Principle
The first concept you need to understand is the 80/20 rule. This rule basically says that 20% of your activities in your business are going to produce 80% of your results, while 80% of your activities are only going to be responsible for 20% of your results.
Therefore, the key is to identify what are those 20% activities that are going to lead to 80% of the results you want. If you are an internet marketer, these activities are going to be marketing, and the most important marketing activity you can be involved with is driving traffic to your site. Without traffic, your online business is dead.
If you are in network marketing, the 20% activities you need to focus on involve prospecting, recruiting, making phone calls, and anything that leads to being directly in front of people. If you are not spending most of your day on activities that lead directly to sales or recruits, you are wasting your time and will go nowhere soon.
The second principle is to take full advantage of the amazing power of technology. If you have a mobile device or computer, you have the ability to set reminders. Whenever it is time to accomplish an important task, the device will let you know. Do not underestimate the importance of this. By doing this your focus and clarity will increase in a dramatic way.
Create Different Categories
The third principle is to create different categories in your life. Life is not all about business, so I highly recommend that, when it comes to organizing your daily tasks, you have a “business” category for your business activities, a “personal” category for your family and personal activities, a “physical fitness” category for your exercise and fitness activities, and a “spirituality” category for your spiritual development. This will allow you to create, not only maximum efficiency, but also balance in your life.
The Power Of Delegation
The fourth and final principle is to take advantage of the power of delegation. No matter how disciplined of an individual you are, you only have 24 hours in your day like the rest of us. This means that you need to delegate tasks to others which are taking too much of your time and that are not profitable activities.
For example, if you are spending too much time adding content to your site, perhaps you can hire a virtual assistant who can help you create content on a daily basis, allowing you to spend more of your time on more profitable activities, like driving consistent traffic to your site.
I have no doubt that, if you follow these principles, you will achieve the MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY that will take you to the top. Developing discipline is a process that is going to take some time, but if you stick with your plan, there will be no stopping you on your journey to success.