Today felt quite blue collar. No big major breakthroughs, just chipping away at a few work projects, and keeping my current daily disciplines of listening to or reading quality content for 30 minutes a day and writing.
I think I overdosed on content today. There were actually a couple more short podcasts that I listened to, but it takes a long time to link all of them up. And life isn’t a competition to see who listens to the most podcasts.
The point of this whole blog is action. Honestly, there weren’t a lot of immediately actionable items in today’s listening.
Today’s Action: Act on my 6 ‘things to do daily’ from yesterday
Yesterday’s challenge to come up with 3 things to do daily for my two main roles at work resulted in, obviously, 6 things to do. I made sure to do at least 2 of them. I know it doesn’t sound like much, and I need to step it up to do all six, but keeping these six as priorities created major clarity for the day.
Tomorrow, though, I definitely need to focus on forging new relationships (key to my second most important role – a more direct sales role).
A second action: Create my “next-day knock” list. This came from the Rory Vaden Daily Discipline podcast noted below (which apparently he also wrote about on a blog post from Octover, 2010 – a great lesson in repurposing content, by the way).
The purpose of this list is to have handy exactly who to call the next day. At the end of the previous day, always create a list of the first few calls of the next day. This removes a little of the call reluctance that uses ‘getting the list together’ as an excuse.
A third action: Continue keeping up with my day-job blog. I’m writing this blog and another blog daily right now. It can get hairy at times, but I was able to keep both going for one more day.
A Quick Sales Tip To Start The Week Strong September 21, 2014 – Your Sales Playbook
A Quick Sales Tip To Start The Week Strong September 28, 2014 – Your Sales Playbook
This blog is a response to Dan Miller’s unintentional challenge from his podcast on August 15, 2014: If you read or listen to 30 minutes of quality content a day, you’ll double your income.
From September 1, 2014 through March 1, 2015, I will be doing the following:
- Listening or reading to 30 minutes of success, growth, business, spiritual, or other mindset-shifting, skill-sharpening content.
- Selecting one action item from that content (with some leeway to select an action from a previous day’s content).
- Doing that one action.
- Writing about the action or some other idea from the reading and listening of the day.