You’ve got more and more to do and less and less
time to do it. Your time seems like it’s spinning out
of control. When you sit to complete a task you try
to do something else at the same time.
Your mind is being pulled in many different directions.
The laundry list of “musts” is a mile long and keeps
growing – even when you’re working on it.
How then, on earth, do you get things done?
Stop trying to do more than one thing at a time.
Relax. Breathe deeply. And focus on only one thing at
You cannot really do more than one thing at a time anyway –
not very well, at least. So when you work, take the mental
monkeys off your back. Let go of the stress in your upper
traps and neck. Let your shoulders drop. Inhale deeply
Work on only one thing until you’re ready to stop working on that
one thing. Then go to the next.
Funny story. Steve Chandler, author of Reinventing Yourself and
The Story of You and How to Create a New One – where he features
me in one of the chapters – has the same philosophy that I have
about time management – http://www.stevechandler.com
One thing at a time.
Anyway, Steve and I were talking on the phone a few weeks ago. He
told me he was amazed at how I get so much done each day; how
I’m able to write a couple emails per day; how I’m able to write 3
newsletter a month as well as make a couple CD’s, as well as
coach over 100 people.
While he was saying this I was wondering how HE gets all his books
written. Everytime I blink he’s got another one done.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz, author of the 30 million copies best-seller, Psycho-
Cybernetics, believed in doing one thing at a time, too. He wrote one
book after the other for many years – and in between writing he was
doing surgeries to repair scars and other facial deformities.
In addition to that he was flying around the world giving seminars.
How did Dr. Maltz get things done?
Same way Steve does. Same way I do. One thing at a time.
If you focus on one thing at a time – you’ll be amazed at how much
you get done. Far more than you will when you’ve got 100 monkeys
crawling on your back.
The biggest key for me is beginning the day with a powerful mind-focusing
visualization, then recalling that mental movie throughout the day. The best
examples on how to do this are in the Zero Resistance Living course – at
Use these techniques and watch how fast you get things done. As for the
list that’s a mile long – it’ll be just fine. Don’t worry – focus on one thing –
not the laundry list.