Get Out of Chaos

By May 14, 2010November 30th, 2014All Articles, Audio, Organization, Tip of the Week

“Get Out of Chaos and Into Clarity:

5 Success Tips That Will Save You Hours of Time”

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Always plan your day the night before:

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road can get you there, meaning circumstances will decide for you.

When you’re clear about your plan, you can work the plan effectively without doubt!  If you and I were to have a conversation right now, and I asked you exactly what you wanted to accomplish tomorrow and where you intended spending your time, could you explicitly give me an answer?

I want to give you a system that I share with my clients that has supported them in effectively setting up their day.  Always plan your entire day the evening or day before, no exceptions. When you do, you hit they hay knowing exactly what your plan is for the following day, and your subconscious mind supports you in preparing and strategizing.

Step one:

Ask yourself, “What fixed appointments do I have scheduled within the next 48 hours and what do I need to complete or prepare?” This allows you to contemplate the conversation, or complete the task, or to plan the meeting.

Step two:

Ask yourself, “What am I committed to accomplish before the end of the day?” This is your non-negotiable list.  You’re committed to finish a project or a task, and to be of integrity with your word.

When you are of your word, you’re creative, resourceful, and resilient. You develop an “I can do it attitude,” and that disposition amplifies your energy which allows you to act naturally.

Step three:

Ask yourself, “What will I do or complete if time allows?” This list supports your commitment list and allows you to stay focused on future priorities. In fact, many of these items will become part of your future commitment list, but in actuality, they’re more of a preference list at this point.  This list diminishes anxiety and frustration.  This list gets you off your own back… because if in fact, you don’t get to these items, don’t worry about it because you never planned on it.  These tasks, projects, or activities were simply options. If you do them, great, and if you don’t, that’s great too.

Step four:

Ask yourself, “Who will I attempt to connect with tomorrow and what is my intent during the conversation?” When you become clear about who you’re calling, what you want to say, and how long you intend the call to be, your clarity will show up in a connected conversation with the greatest possible results.

Step five:

Ask yourself, “What attributes will I focus on throughout the day?” Success derives from who we are, not what we do.  I have found this question to be priceless in my own life.   I have also found that this question works best when I ask myself this question during my morning gratitude prayer.

On Wednesday, June 2nd I’m offering a complimentary training entitled “Choice Management: Taking Back Your Life, Time, and Business.” Look for registration information on the front page of my site at

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Joy and Success,

Steven Q. Wiltshire, CEO

Lifeline Coaching & Education, Inc.

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