5 Ways to Measure Daily Your Progress to Success - Deepstash

deepstash

Beta

deepstash

Beta

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

5 Ways to Measure Daily Your Progress to Success

https://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/5-ways-to-measure-daily-your-progress-to-success.html

inc.com

5 Ways to Measure Daily Your Progress to Success
Lots of people talk about being successful, but how do they know if they are actually making progress? I was recently inspired with a conversation I had with Marc Brownstein, President and CEO of the Brownstein Group, regarding the importance of keeping daily measurements.

5

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

Productivity

Many ambitious people don't stay aware of how their time is spent.

Track the time you spend on work and personal tasks. For extra clarity, assign an hourly rate to your time based on the salary you would like to make. Calculate the cash value of hours spent on things that get you closer to your goals vs. the hours spent on distractions, personal business, or dead-end activities.

278 SAVES


VIEW

Teachability

Failures provide the greatest learning opportunities. Making mistakes may cost you, but far worse is to refuse to learn from them.

When a setback occurs, take time first to pinpoint what went wrong. Then set benchmarks for fixing it.

201 SAVES


Connectivity

Can you contact the people you most want to influence?

Growing your email list is crucial to building your following. Invest in an e-mail management tool and take full advantage of the features they offer. Make daily assessments. And if your numbers do not show ongoing growth and engagement, you are not connecting with the right crowd.

149 SAVES


Approachability

Can your community reach you and interact directly with you? Collaborators and followers value the chance to engage and share information. Also, you have to know who they are.

Measure how strong is your presence in the communication channels that your colleagues and crowd prefer--e-mail, Twitter, Instagram, networking events, etc.

123 SAVES


Credibility

Measure how often people respond to your conversation.

How often do they seek you out for opinions? How often do they continue your conversation when you disengage?

149 SAVES


SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Jim Collins

"If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any."

Jim Collins

The Essential Things

Normally we are tied up in the unessential, the trivial, small demands that take up our time and energy.

We need to prioritize the essential, the important, the things that really matter in life, like family, relationships, meaningful work, and what we love to do.

Let Go

Let go of the things that are limiting you:

  • your excuses for not keeping your promises
  • your small thinking
  • your irrational fears
  • you being attached to outcomes rather than to the process
  • your complaining instead of problem-solving
  • your self-sabotage.

3 more ideas

The email hibernation experiment

The email experiment works as follows:

  • No logging in to any primary email accounts for the entire month.
  • Setting up automatic forwarding to an assistant to ensure nothing urge...

Email is addictive

According to a 2018 survey, the average creative professional spends 5.6 hours per day checking email.

Once you make up your mind to make the mail app less accessible, it is much easier to give up email. Leave the phone outside the bedroom to help build resilience to the email habit.

Most emails aren't important

Most emails are of little value. We often remember the extraordinary, like the once-in-a-lifetime invitation, but not the ordinary - that possibly only three percent of emails are worth reading.

Slow Down

You can't be in constant motion and be at your best. You need to know when to take your foot off the gas and just rest a little.

Ironically slowing down can also mean we get m...

Declutter

Too much physical and mental clutter is not good for us. 

Streamline and declutter regularly. If you don't need it or it doesn't serve a positive purpose, eject it.

Forget the Small Stuff

Pareto's 80/20 rule states that in any particular pursuit that we undertake, approximately 80 percent of the results may come from just 20 percent of our efforts.

If we identify and focus on the 20 percent that really matters we are more likely to live a simpler life more on our own terms.