BOLD recently sat down with business expert Stever Robbins to discuss his latest book, “Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More.” Stever is the director of the Babson College Collaboratory and host of “The Get It Done Guy” on the Quick and Dirty Tips network.
To read the first part of this interview, published on October 12, click here.
BOLD: Discuss your idea of the life map. How will this help entrepreneurs keep themselves focused on the next step, and not unnecessary work?
SR: A life map is a goal ladder that includes your personal life. I invented it by accident, to explain the logic behind my business projects to a summer intern. A goal ladder wasn’t enough; my business only made sense when considered in the context of my life goals. My life map is a filter and focus tool. When a new opportunity pops up, I ask where it goes on my life map. Is it a new business? A new strategic initiative? A new project? A new task? If it doesn’t fit, then it represents a major life change to take it on. That’s a signal that it’s actually a distraction.