Chris Jackson Coaching

How to make the 80 / 20 rule your secret weapon!

Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? Also known as Pareto’s Principle? It’s It is a phenomenon of nature that 20 percent of the activities you do create 80% of your results. It’s a great rule to apply to any area of life – just ask yourself, “What are the things that really matter?”

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Get clear about what will really matter on my journey to achieving my goals.

  • What moves the needle most?
  • Where does the greatest long-term success come from?
  • What are the time wasters?
  • What is a lot of activity but gets no real progress?
  • Where should I focus my time, energy, and effort to make real progress?

Questions to help you apply the 80 /20 rule to maximum benefit in your life:

  • What are the top 3 activities in my life that bring me the greatest joy and sense of aliveness?
  • Who are the top 3 people in my life that give me the greatest inspiration, energy, and fun?
  • What are the top 3 skills in my business/career that create the most results?
  • What do I need to say “no” to and eliminate from my life?
  • What are the tasks you do regularly that drain your energy and aren’t worth doing anymore? Can these tasks be outsourced or delegated? (I.e. cleaning, ironing, etc)
  • Apply the 4D rule. In this order what tasks must you Delete, Delegate, Defer, or Do?

When I do my weekly planning every Sunday I review my upcoming schedule using the 80/20 rule and ensure it is driven by what will create the results I am looking for in each area of life and my business.

Start applying the 80 / 20 rule in your life and your business and notice your results improve instantly!

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