What Needs To Be Done (Not What I Want To Do)
The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker is a classic self help book. Personally, I found it to be one of the most boring and difficult books I’ve ever read. The tone of the book was robotic and repetitive. I painfully finished it only because I like to think of myself as the type of person who finishes what I start.
Personal feelings aside, the book was worth picking up and reading for one reason alone.
The book can be accurately summarized in one sentence. The lesson I took from the book is as follows.
“An effective leaders focuses on what needs to be done, and not what he/she wants to do.”
The book helped me with my focus. Not because I learned some new concentration technique, but because I can more easily decipher what’s important and what’s vanity.
There is a huge list of things that I want to do. For instance …
Build a production studio for the podcast.
Hire a videographer to help me make better videos.
Start a daily newsletter about esports and gaming.
Work on my Stem Cell site.
Add a personalized coaching program for Copyblogger Academy.
What do I need to do?
Get more customers.
Focus is more about what you’re not doing than it is what you are doing.