Do you ever struggle with getting stuff done?

I know I do at times.

That’s why I want to give you one of the simplest secrets that helps me get more done in less time.

Just the other day I was talking to one of my clients and he said it best…

“It’s not going to get done unless I have a deadline.”

There it is.

That’s true for me as well.

Parkinson’s Law says, “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.”

If you have till next month to get it done, you can spend the next week goofing off on Facebook.

If it has to be done tomorrow, you’ll get your booty in gear.

I’ll add a few additional tips to go along with this.

Break big projects down into smaller steps and put deadlines on each of these as well.

Getting ready for a new offer to your list may involve writing sales copy, creating a website, plugging in the order form, writing the emails, and scheduling it all (and that doesn’t even account for creating the product if it’s not already done).

Sales copy takes several additional steps such as brainstorming, coming up with your hook, writing headlines, creating an outline, doing the rough draft, and several edits.

When does each step need to be finished to get the entire project done on time?

And can you tell someone about the deadline?

For example, announce to your list the new offer is coming out on January 2nd. Now you have a real deadline.

I’ve found working with a partner can provide similar motivation.

The copy has to be finished by the 20th so I can hand it to my partner for the next step in the process.

I don’t want to let him down.

Deadlines don’t ‘feel’ real to me personally until I’ve told someone about them.

It could be my subscribers, members, partners, friends, or coaches.

It’s too easy to simply keep moving your deadline without accountability.

I told you this secret was simple.

But it’s also powerful.

Break the project into individual doable steps.

Set a deadline for each.

Write it down and tell someone about the deadline!

And if you’d like to know the exact steps to help you grow your business in the new year, check out my book, “How to Sell Without Selling: Step-By-Step Marketing Formula to Attract Ready-to-Buy Clients…Create Passive Income and Make More Money While Making a Difference.”

You can pick it up in Kindle or paperback editions.

The paperback version is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone you know who wants to generate more leads and/or sales online.

I was looking at a few of the reviews and here’s a portion of one from Anthony Smith.

“It not only makes the offer of “How to Sell Without Selling” but delivers exactly that — AND it gives you a complete system to follow for YOUR type of business model.

It is actually the first book of its kind that recognizes that your business IS different to YOU and then gives you the specific formula to follow for your specific business model.”

You’ll get a step-by-step system to grow your business…and understand exactly how to customize for your audience, personality and skills.

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Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.