What is the Daily One Method?

 

You’ve been thinking about getting started on your business idea, project or goal for a long time now.  It’s important to you, you dream about it and it’s something you really want to accomplish...someday.

Every so often you think to yourself, “This week, I’m going to get started on this.”

Then each day goes by, and the weeks go by and months later, you still haven’t done anything towards your dream goal.  No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to squeeze time for your goals into your busy life.

The Daily One Method was designed to rescue you from this hamster wheel of life.  It is a unique project management system that focuses on taking one action each day to move closer to accomplishing your goals.


How to Use the Daily One Method?

One of the main principles behind the Daily One Method can be summed up by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's short quote: 

Things which matter most
must never be at the mercy
of things which matter least.

 

Quite simply, if starting a business, writing that book, or finishing that project is something that really matters to you, then don’t neglect it because of busy work and other things that are less important.

With this guiding principle, implementing the Daily One Method into your life is simple.

  1. Choose Your Focus:  Figure out the goal or project that matters most to you right now.
  2. Write Daily One Step:  Write a small, specific task you can do to help accomplish the thing that matters most to you. It can be as small as making a phone call, sending an email inquiry or buying a book.  This is your Daily One.
  3. Prioritize:  Make your Daily One the first thing you work on every day until your focus goal is accomplished.

 

What makes the Daily One Method Effective?

Think Big, Act Small

Breaking projects down into small action steps is a well-known process for completing large endeavors.  As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Small, consistent action is a highly effective way of accomplishing goals.  Author Robert Collier said it best:

“Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.”

 

The Daily One Method helps you identify merely ONE thing you can complete each day towards your success. 

Imagine what you can accomplish by committing to one small step every day for 365 days!

With the Daily One Method, you don’t have to wait for the day when you have a big chunk of time to finally dig in on your goal project. (Ha! As if that day will ever come!)  You just have to be willing to work consistently, ideally every single day, in some small way, on the things that matter to you.  

And the fact that you have other things to do, like your 9 to 5 job, parenting, family and social activities, doesn’t have to stop you from successfully accomplishing things that are important to you.  The Daily One Method allows you to take action in small increments of time, without sacrificing your big dreams and ideas.

 

Progress Principle

With the Daily One Method, every little step is a step forward, and also a meaningful action towards the thing that matters most to you. 

Research has shown that we feel most productive at the end of the workday, when we’ve made progress on one thing that mattered. 

Taking a small step towards something that matters, makes us feel more productive and satisfied at the end of the day-- even if the other 23 hours and 55 minutes of the day were spent doing life’s other busy work and obligations. 

It’s beneficial to your overall happiness when you make progress every day on something meaningful to your life.  The Daily One Method helps you experience the satisfaction that comes with feeling productive by focusing on small attainable actions on the things that truly matter to you and your life.

 

Your future depends on what you do today.

When I started my accessories business, my first Daily One step was to create an account on a manufacturing website to look for a supplier for my product idea. 

That’s it-- just set up an account. It took me less than 5 minutes to do.

My next step was to send a message to one supplier on that manufacturing website to request a product sample. 

That’s it-- send one message. It took me less than 5 minutes to do.

When the supplier responded, my next step was to simply respond back.

That’s it-- just respond to a message. It took me less than 5 minutes to do. 

As the days went on, the next steps became clearer and more obvious-- I didn’t have to think about what to do. The step I took the day before naturally revealed the future Daily One step that I could take.

Today, I am a proud owner of a small e-commerce business that fulfills my life with creative freedom, lifestyle flexibility and intellectually challenging joy.  What I’ve accomplished so far is the result of that first Daily One step I took just a few years ago.

 

You can do it too. 

Yes, you really can do this!  There are no gimmicks, no secrets, no special sauce.  You just have to commit to take action...every day.  

"The difference between you and the person you see living their dreams is ACTION. Its not the hook up, it's not the family they were born into, it's not the gender, it's not the culture--- Those are all great stories. But it's really about the things they do and how often they're willing to do it."
Lisa Nichols

 

Using the Daily One Method can help you show up everyday and work on what matters most to you.  Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.


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