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The discipline we practice in our company that you should be working on for yourself and in your startup or small business is the following:
When you get in for the day before you check your email and go into all the work, just take a couple minutes and ask yourself, “what’s the one most important thing that if I got done today, this week, this month would make the biggest difference in my company” and then write it down. Go back and look at that list at the end of the day, week, and month and make sure your spending the majority of your time solving for those problems. Which isn’t what most of us do. Most of us have a long list of shit to do and we spend the most time on these things. But guess what, those are not the things that help our business grow or move forward.
There is often a very small set of things that if we do right it is going to make a very big difference in our business and they are often also the things that are the hardest to do, so we tend to put them off but if we continually focus on asking ourselves and then working against the list of what’s the most important thing to do and leave the shit to do alone I promise you your business is going to grow by leaps and bounds.
Jason Nazar is the co-founder and CEO of Docstoc. He’s a frequent author and speaker on small businesses topics. You can read more of his posts here on Docstoc and at his blogJasonnazar.com.