Building Your Financial “Stop Doing” List: Stop Reacting to Market Noise – by Steve Lowrie

In recently revisiting Jim Collins’ classic, bestselling business book “Good to Great,” I was reminded of this timeless tip:

Successful business owners make as much use of  “stop doing” lists as they do of “to do” lists.

“Most of us lead busy but undisciplined lives,” says Collins. “We have ever-expanding ‘to do’ lists, trying to build momentum by doing, doing, doing – and doing more. And it rarely works.” In his related piece, “Pulling the Plug.” He adds: “One key decision about what to stop doing might have as much impact as five new initiatives.”

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