By: Patrick Bet-David
The title of the book gave this one away. “Hey, stupid. Plan your next 5 moves! Just do that!”
That is the main gist. The author has several colorful stories of how he learned this lesson. I don’t have a lot of common ground with his lifestyle or desires. But the simple concept gave me a lot of clarity.
Plan the next most impactful 5 moves. Focus on that and only that until they are achieved. The point of those moves is to move towards a goal. It is working ON your business instead of IN your business.
I can get really bogged down trying to do too many things at once. I read this book or go to that conference and have dozens of efforts and improvements I am trying to pursue at the same time. What winds up actually happening is progress is slow overall, several stall out, and I feel stretched really thin.
Committing to only 5 moves gives clarity and focus.
That doesn’t mean I abandon my routine responsibilities. But my focus working on my business is very narrow and intentional.
What are the 5 most impactful moves you can make to move you closer to your goals?
Focus on those.
Then come up with the next 5 to focus on.