You look at it, feel anxious, wonder how it will all get done, realize that even if you work 20 of the 24 available hours everything won't be completed so you feel overwhelmed, which causes discomfort in your body.
That's a sure sign of an out of control to do list.
To regain control, set list priorities:
An A priority is: "Revenue is at stake, this must get done today."
B priority is: "Really important to get done but it is not directly tied to revenue so it's not as time sensitive."
C priority is: "Important to finish this week (or month)."
Then take the A's and project how long it will take to do each task. Then set an exact time you'll actually do the task on your calendar.
You may discover that doing just the A's is all you'll get done today. That's fine because the "A" level tasks are tied to revenue.
Schedule, keep the commitment you made to yourself and get those high priority tasks completed first.
Repeat with the B's and the C's.
Once you have control of your to do's and know that the tasks that lead to revenue are completed first, you'll be more productive and in control.
That's how you turn low monthly revenue into higher monthly revenue.
You focus on the revenue generating activities first.
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What is the # 1 "A priority" task you'll work on first today?