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Bank-holiday boost: 25 things to add to your to-do list

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Read the following list and commit to follow through on just five of the following ideas as soon as you get back from the bank holiday: 

1) Talk to at least five percent more existing/past clients every day

2) Talk to at least five per cent more potential clients every day

3) Find five ways to improve your product/service

4) Find five ways to get more out of your staff

5) Find five ways to get more profit out of your business

6) Find five ways to get more sales

7) Find five ways to improve understanding of how sales and marketing works

8) Find five ways to improve operational efficiency and consistency

9) Find five ways to spread the work load and not be so dependent on you

10) Find five ways to make money get used more effectively

11) Find five ways to improve financial planning

12) Find five ways to spend more time “on” and less time “in” the business

13) Find five ways to communicate the vision/purpose to the team

14) Find five tasks to finish or dump that have been hanging around

15) Decide five decisions you want to make

16) Focus on five ways to enjoy your social/private life even more

17) Find five ways to maximise your time

18) Find five ways to laugh more

19) Find five ways to congratulate yourself on your successes

20) Find five ways to spend a little more time thinking and a little less time doing, but also…

21) Find five ways to be a bit more spontaneous

22) Find five new connections you want to make

23) Find five big steps you want to make

24) Agree five things you are going to do in the next five hours 

25) Agree five of the above list that you are going to do in the next five days!

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Robert Craven is a keynote speaker and the author of business best-seller Bright Marketing. He has recently been described as “one of the UK’s leading marketing specialists”. He runs The Directors’ Centre, helping growing businesses to grow. 

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