Do You Have An “Avoid at all costs” List?

What’s on your “avoid at all costs” list?

Warren Buffet once asked an employee what his goals were. The employee wrote down a list of the 25 things he wanted to achieve. Buffet told him to choose his top 5. The employee asked him what to do with the other 20 and Buffet told him to avoid them at all costs.

If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority.

A client recently said to me, “I really wanted to focus on just a few goals, but I had so many great ideas and projects and was jumping between all of them and never really made any progress.” This is normal for entrepreneurs – they are ideas machines.

I helped him create his “Avoid At All Cost” list and says he has incorporated better systems for working and allocating time. Do this exercise and create an avoid at all costs list – your focus will go through the roof.

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I have learnt to recognise opportunities to step beyond my comfort zone in the pursuit of things that bring me true fulfilment – it was a small tweak that has ended up making a significant difference. We now speak on a regular basis and Simon has become the voice which says “you can do this”.

Keith Banwaitt