Triage Tales: How to Identify Your Most Important Priority, Right Now! | Ep. 82


An ideal strategic plan can help scale your business and take you to where you want it to be in the coming years. But without clear priorities set into it, it may take longer than anticipated to achieve sustained business success.

This week’s podcast episode is the fourth and last part of the Triangle One-Page Planning Process series. Today, we’ll examine how to create an efficient system in building your construction business by identifying your priorities as we cover:

  1. What is a priority and what makes it important,
  2. How to identify and clarify your priorities, and
  3. How to build a priority structure

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What’s Discussed in This Episode:

  1. Overview of today’s topic [02:19]
  2. What is a priority and why is it important? [03:25]
    • The 30-60-90 day rule [04:06]
    • What makes prioritization important [04:44]
    • Don’t multitask; Focus on what’s important [05:24]
    • Focusing on a specific outcome provides a sense of accomplishment and momentum [07:07]
  3. How to identify and clarify your priorities [07:59]
    • Three main areas of the construction business [08:13]
  4. How to make a priority structure [09:08]
    • The three parts of an action plan [09:56]
    • A rally-cry gives clarity, focus, and motivation [10:07]
    • Everybody has to take off their hats when figuring out your top priority is [12:49]
  5. The areas of fierce focus [14:20]
    • 3 to 5 fierce focus are required to achieve the rally-cry [14:52]
  6. Identify your critical numbers [16:27]
    • Leading indicators allow you to be proactive; Lagging indicators, reactive [17:09]
    • Beware that you don’t overburden your heroes [18:43]
  7. Prioritization may come as a challenge for business owners [20:16]
  8. Leaders can’t agree on what’s important [21:05]
  9. Make sure to design a simple plan around identifying your priorities [22:12]
  10. Steps you can take to design and move forward with your one-page plan [24:06]


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Pat, Glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate the feedback. I'll have some more episodes in the same vein, coming soon. Eric

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Eric, really enjoyed this podcast. Extreme Leadership is one of my favorite business books. Nice to see that you are incorporating some of their leadership strategies into your podcasts.

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