Guys, check out this great article by Britton Brown. It has some great tips on how to apply the 80/20 principal to your life. Here are a few of the highlights:
1) Treat each day at work like you are going on vacation. Only do the things that absolutely have to get done. I do this and it works!
2) As I’ve said before, he discusses focussing on the most important tasks (he calls them big rocks) and to get these out of the way early on in the day. I always have the first hour of my day blocked to work on my “big rocks”. Or else I might never get to them again!