Tim Ferriss has an interesting blog post you might like to read. It’s a what NOT to do list for every day:
Numbers 6 and 9 spoke to me quite largely, as does his quip in number 2 about finishing at least one critical to do item on your list every morning before checking email. In reality, I should combine this little group of tips (some of which I already do) with Dan Kennedy’s “write for an hour first thing in the morning” habit, since I *know* that an hour of writing every morning, day in day out, will do more to generate future revenue than just about anything else I can do in a day.
If you are a business owner, a job seeker, building a sideline income, a professional salesperson, or are in any way responsible for generating income, then I highly encourage you to take the time to figure out the several critical items you absolutely must do every day in order to grow that revenue stream.
Seriously, even if you’re a pan handler and sleep in a cardboard box, you should still do this. Not only that, but you should test and track the results of those critical action items. For example, if you’re that pan handler, it’s a good idea to figure out what your best times of the day are for being in certain locations, and it becomes a critical to-do item for you to MOVE to that location to take advantage of the traffic.