.Write your goals clearly. Post them in eyeball view of where you work most.
.Spend time with focused people. Meet and befriend those who are where you want to be.
.Consume as much material about your prime focus as you can budget.
.Analyze your past experiences. Be clear. List your successes. Examine your failures.
.Stay true to a particular vision of what you want to do.
.Turn email checks into an hourly habit, not an “as the box gets mail” habit.
.If the real work that needs doing is offline, disable the internet for an hour at a time.
.Don’t give up too early.
.Envision your success. Write about it. Then read that daily or weekly.
.Learn how to “chunk.” Hit each milestone and move to the next. Be methodical.
.Develop habits around success and drive.
.Recharge your batteries with good sleep and food.
.Develop your relationship with your family. It nourishes the other goals.
.If you can’t work at work, negotiate finding a new place to get things done.
.Television/computer games means: “I don’t need this time and it doesn’t matter to me.” (Almost always. Really.)
.Don’t answer your cell phone when working on something important. Call back later.
.Try working part of your day in “off-hour” times, to get more done with fewer people around.
.Bugdet your entertainment time vs. production time. Never cheat the other.
.Examine every opportunity along the lines of time vs. projects already underway.