This year (2010) is a unique one for me, because I’m switching gears. This isn’t necessarily a situation where I’m offering some kind of advice and saying you should do this too, but it’s where I’m at, and I wanted to share it with you.
I’m using 2010 as a detox period. Low information diet (as Tim Ferriss calls it), focus and implementation. In other words, I’m executing this year. Here’s what I’m changing:
- I’m reading very little. I have about a dozen books, and I have most of them on audio.
- I’ve cut out about half of my RSS reader.
- I’ve canceled all magazine subscriptions.
- I’ve written a short plan for the year. Instead of my usual 40-50 page plan, my plan for
2010 is 2 pages long. Some travel, a couple vacations, a couple conferences, a couple product launches. That’s it.
- I’ve deleted most of my email subscriptions.
- I plan to focus less on consulting and more on product creation. It’s simply more leveraged and offers a tremendous value to my clients.
This is the deal. 2010 is about doing less. And I expect it will, at the same time, see a significant amount of growth for my business. I expect to increase sales, because I won’t be doing anything but dollar-productive activities when it comes to business. I want to spend my time writing, networking and creating new solutions for my clients that offer better value than ever.
I don’t want to underestimate the value of reading, education and hard work. I also don’t want to give the impression I’m planning on kicking back this year. This isn’t the case. There’s much work to be done. I’m just cutting out all the B.S. and focusing on getting results. For one year, I want to do nothing but kick ass.
What do you think? 2010 is a year of execution for me. Will you join me?