Why Things DON’T Get Done (and what to do about it)

Jim Edwards here with another JEM (Jim Edwards Method)
for REAL results.

Everything can be broken down to a formula. Success
is something anyone can achieve. It’s just about
doing the right things in the right order.

I learned this lesson (again) this week when I “forgot”
to follow the formula for getting things done!

Here’s my story, and how you can use it to move YOUR
success forward using my proven formula (that I’ve

Why Things DON’T Get Done
(and what to do about it)

By Jim Edwards

I had a meeting last week with one of my close business

We outlined a new course we want to offer, who we wanted
to offer it to, and even chose dates for all the classes.

We then did what you’re supposed to do. We took action on
the spot and got what we saw as the first step out of the
way: we wrote the basic sales copy for the event.

We then agreed on the next steps in the process and parted
ways to get busy “making this happen.”

A week goes by…

Nothing else has gotten done.

Why not?

Simple. Though we made a nice to-do list of all the items
we need to get done, we missed a crucial step. One that
could have derailed the entire project if we hadn’t caught
it soon enough (we still have to postpone the classes by a
week, but that’s fixable).

deadlines-smallWhat step did we miss?

We didn’t put deadlines on our actions.

We assumed the action items would get done.

Then the inevitable happened… life got in the way… and nothing else got done.

Good intentions don’t get your projects done.

DEADLINES placed on each action get projects done.

Deadlines can be dates. Deadlines can be a time of day…
or both! (I like deadlines like “by noon Tuesday” or “by
close of business Friday” or “2:00 Monday!”)

Why? Because a definite deadline gives you a fixed point in
time to take a specific action and accomplish a concrete
step toward your goal or outcome.

It might sound elementary, but by golly, no matter how
accomplished and competent you are, if you skip the basics,
you won’t get the results you want.

By the way…

My partner and I have a meeting scheduled for Friday at
noon to get deadlines set for our to-do list. Better late
than never, right?

So the next time you have a project that’s not getting done,
do this:

1. Break it down into concrete action steps
2. Put them in order
3. Decide who is doing which step
4. Put a deadline on each action
5. Git ‘er done!

These are 5 steps to getting any project done. I’ve also
discovered that there are only 5 steps to get a life you
love and get more out of life.

I’ve documented those steps so anyone can follow them in
my Kindle book, “How to Get What You Want” which is part
of the True Life Success Lessons series.

Grab your copy here:

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