What is the difference between ‘Urgent’ and ‘Important’ things in your business?

A client of mine once told me that she never had enough time to get everything done she wanted to in a day. She asked me for advise during a coaching session.
My  suggestion was for her to distinguish between which activities are urgent and which are important in her Business LifeStyle.
I challenged her with  two options:
  1. Focus 3  must do everyday (3MD) these are important things that will have a long term impact to your Business LifeStyle.
  2. Wake up earlier every morning and do the work.

So which options would you choose?

For my client, She wisely decided with option 1.

Here are the difference between The Urgent Things and The Important Things. If you understand the difference between the two you will see  a major improvement in your own life and business.
  • Urgent things demand your time but can usually wait, even when they seem like emergencies.
  • Important things move you in the direction of your goals and dreams.
A clear focus on the difference between the urgent and the important will be critical to your future success in this, or any other business.
A clear understanding of the activities you undertake that are important rather than urgent will see you succeed sooner.

Here are the Four DOs can assist you arrange your priorities:

  • Can Do:

Task can be done but neither urgent nor important

  • Could Do:

Task could be carried out but not so urgent nor so important

  •  Would Do:

Essential but not so important

  • Must Do:

The importance task that need to be actioned right away.

These four dos can help you to identify which task is urgent or important. When you are loosing focus, these four DOs can bring you back on track with your priorities.

All you have to do is focus on what you want and what is important  to you and your business.

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vinh@artshine.com.au , +61 0410 636 138

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Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.


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