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Accomplish Difficult Tasks Easily
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    2004-04-24

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    Accomplish Difficult Tasks Easily
    by Cathy Wagner

    Is there something you've been meaning to do? If you're like me, youprobably have a long "to-do" list, but have you noticed that some taskscome and go very quickly on that list while other things linger.

    Look at your list now. Is there anything you can cross off today becauseit is just not necessary anymore? Probably not. The long standing items onmy list are usually large, time consuming projects or difficult tasks thatI am unsure of the best way to complete.

    It is much easier to stick with what we know and more rewarding to crossseveral items off our lists in the course of a day than just one.

    Are Your Difficult Tasks Really Important?

    But, think about it. Why is each item on your list? Will it make yourlife easier? Will it increase sales? Odds are if you do it once, it will beover and you won't really have to do it again. And, if you do have to do itagain, it will go much faster next time, once you get the hang of it.

    Where will you be if you don't do it? Will your sales remain sluggish?Will you continue to be disorganized? Will you fail to get you project offthe ground?

    Well, what are you waiting for? My tip today is to pick something(anything) that's been on that list for a while and just do it.

    How?

    Do you need help? ASK! You probably know someone who has experience withyour particular task. Ask them. In most cases they will be able to give youadvice that will make your work much easier, but in some cases, you mayfind that they will be glad to do it for you! You might even be surprisedto learn that they can use your help too. No one is expected to know how todo everything and it is truly a sign of strength to ask for help when youneed it.

    Building a business network or Mastermind Group is the best way to getdifficult tasks done. Interacting and working with colleagues will help youto see your own strengths and more effectively accomplish your goals usingALL of the resources available to you.

    For example. I know a little html. I update my web site every week and Ican even create simple pages relatively easily. But, whenever I have a morecomplicated web site related task, I always ask my web designer and here iswhy: it takes me a week to do what she can do in an hour.

    We have a mutually beneficial relationship, we work together and are gladto help each other with simple tasks. Of course when I need a lot of workshe gets paid, but some things that seem huge to me are easy for her to doin just a few minutes. She doesn't feel as inconvenienced as I would ifsomeone asked me to do the same thing.

    But...

    The first thing people say to me when I tell them this is, "But I don'thave any skills I can trade." My answer to this is "Rubbish!" Everyone hasskills.

    While my web designer is a whiz with web sites, she knows relativelylittle about online promotion, other than search engine placement. I keepher up to date on other methods and I've given her a couple of tools thatshe really loves. I can also proofread work she does for others and helpher test the functionality of her designs.

    Think about what you CAN do and who you know. Talk to them, find out ifthey have any needs you could fill. Then, make the time to help them andget some of your more challenging tasks done!


    Cathy Wagner, owner of ONE STOP Internet Business Services athttp://www.onestopinternetbusiness.com , will help you reach your goalsfaster with expert, hands-on marketing guidance and support, personalizedfor you own unique business. Learn how to save hundreds of dollars andcountless hours of frustration.
    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.

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