This past week has been so busy that it’s made the hours I kept while in practice look appealing. Those of you who are sole practitioners or equity partners know that being a business owner as well as a practitioner means that you burn the midnight oil even more often than non-owners.
My current busyness is the result of great developments: clients who are up to big things, new opportunities, and working behind the scenes on some significant projects that you’ll hear about soon. But it still means that I have more work than hours in a day. Perhaps you can relate?
I recently read a quote that reminded me why I encourage (and practice) the discipline of daily business development activity.
“A small daily task, if it be really daily,
will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”
The same point applies to all manner of pursuits. I’m working to do the small daily tasks in my most critical areas of business and life, no matter what else is going on. It isn’t easy, and I don’t always succeed, but consistent effort gets me much further than delaying important tasks.
What are your small daily tasks? What are you doing to keep track and make sure you’re getting them done?