Fundamentals: Next Action Step

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David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, coined the term to describe one of the core steps of his “fundamental process”:

  • Write down a project or situation that is most on your mind at this moment.
  • Now describe in a single written sentence your intended desired outcome for this problem or situation. What needs to happen to mark this “done”?
  • Next, write down the very next physical action step required to move the situation forward.
  • Put those answers in a system you trust.

(except from “The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume” by Josh Kaufman)

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Rich Peterson

I've spent the last 10 years planning, mapping & reimagining the processes of hundreds of SMBs. Whether the goal is more money, more time, more clarity or more customer smiles, my insightful process is worth every minute for my successful clients.
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