I deleted all my apps

Have you ever wondered how some people stay super focused and organised?

I used to be terrible for having 100 different apps that I thought would make my life more organised and streamlined.

Until I realised that what was really happening was I would become totally overwhelmed with apps, task lists, project management tools and messages.

I’d end up burying my head in the sand because all the information was just way too overwhelming.

That’s when I read a few blog posts about how as a business owner, my job isn’t to stay on top of everything and “know” everything.

It’s to set the vision and let my team get on with the work.

So now, I have a totally different approach.

I have one tool that I use every day to capture ideas, thoughts, problems, questions, and fears.

I write up 10 of them each day in Obsidian and I don’t worry if I repeat myself or if it’s not fully formed.

The goal is to get it all down on paper (so to speak).

Then I have my to-do list which is at MOST 3 items long.

Only when I’ve completed all 3 tasks on my to-do list can I take something from my ideas list.

The two lists stay separate and never cross over.

My team have their own tools that they use to stay on top of their work.

They don’t need to share all that with me.

What’s the one tool you’d use to keep on top of all your work?

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.