Reviewing and tracking your progress is very rewarding. Having a focused plan, taking action steps, thinking on your plan in the morning and at night, hopefully, will have lead to now seeing progress on your goal, dream or project.

When I first started in my sales career, the method we were taught was using a notebook, the paper kind. There were no cell phones back then. Messages were taken on pink pieces of paper. Coming in from seeing clients all day, the receptionist would hand me a stack of pink messages.

The notebook was used to write down all of the names and phone numbers as to not lose them through a pile of lose, pink papers.

Even with smart phones and computers, I still keep notebooks. When I write my to-do lists, I write them in my notebook. When I complete tasks, I cross them off.

I’ve been keeping journals since I was a teenager. What I’ve discovered is being surprised when I go back and read some journal entries and see how a challenge was resolved or a prayer was answered.

As I was putting this program together, the week I decided to create this was filled with setbacks. Several clients had website issues. One particular issue involved a registration form that didn’t work. I was on the phone with my tech person Terry for three hours. It was extremely frustrating. The issue wasn’t totally resolved and I spent six hours on this interruption. That was not part of my plan!

I had set a goal of one week to get everything done. It didn’t happen. But when I reviewed all of the tasks that I had completed, I was really pleased. I had stuck to my plan and made massive progress.

I’ve read that there’s something about putting a pen on paper. It’s something about the heart connecting to the page through hand writing. I realize most people will use a computer. You need to use a system that works for you. What’s important is that you review and track your progress. It will keep you motivated to continue.

That brings us to Step 16 – Clear Clutter from your Mind and Work Space.

Step 1 – You Have to Have a Plan

Step 2 – Take Action on your Plan in Small Steps Every Day

Step 3 – Don’t have an All or Nothing Attitude

Step 4 – Focus on Your Strengths

Step 5 – Meditate or Think on your Plan

Step 6 – Get rid of Distractions

Step 7 – Review your Plan at the End of the Day

Step 8 – Lock Out Doubts and Fears

Step 9 – Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Step 10 – Listen to what Expands You

Step 11-  How to Deal with Overwhelm

Step 12 – Avoid Negative People and Surround Yourself with Positive People

Step 13 – Where do You Spend Your Time

Step 14 – Balance Life and Work

Step 15 – Review and Track Your Progress

Until next time…. Stay focused!


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