Welcome to The Foundation Hour and our latest episode of The Business Life of Husband and Wife Podcast, where we discuss topics related to running a business as a couple and the practical things we implement in our days. In today’s episode, we are going to talk about the importance of doing the hard things first.
As Mark Twain famously said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” This means that if you do the most difficult task first thing in the morning, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that the rest of your day will be relatively easy. Many successful people have followed this philosophy, including Tim Ferriss, the author of “The 4-Hour Work Week.” He suggests that you should focus on your most important task (MIT) for the day and complete it before checking emails or engaging in any other distractions.
In this episode we discuss, doing the hard things first and how it can alleviate stress and anxiety. If you tackle a difficult task head-on, you won’t have to worry about it hanging over your head all day. This will allow you to focus on other tasks without feeling overwhelmed.
In addition to reducing stress, we talk about how doing the hard things first can also increase decision-making abilities. When you have a clear mind, you can make better decisions. If you wait until the end of the day to make important decisions, you may not have the mental clarity needed to make the best choices. Another benefit of doing the hard things first is that it can increase productivity. Once you have completed a difficult task, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and be more motivated to tackle other tasks. This can create a positive cycle of productivity that can lead to increased success.
For example, let’s say that you run a marketing agency with your spouse. You have a client that has been requesting changes to their website that you know will be time-consuming and challenging. If you start your day by working on that project, you will have a sense of relief once it’s done. You can then move on to other tasks and feel more productive and less stressed throughout the day.
By completing the most difficult task first, you can alleviate stress, increase decision-making abilities, and increase productivity. So, take a page out of Mark Twain’s book and “eat the frog” first thing in the morning! So, tune in to our latest Foundation Hour Episode and EAT THE FROG with us! Like, Share, Review and Subscribe to the show!