Sunday Sales Blast 9/11/16

This 100 year old to-do list hack still works to increase your productivity, I use it every day.

Back in 1918, Lee was tapped to help Charles M. Schwab increase the productivity of his workers. Lee developed a simple productivity system that accomplished that.

"The Ivy Lee Method:
    1    At the end of each workday, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.
    2    Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.
    3    When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.
    4    Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.
    5    Repeat this process every working day.
The strategy sounded simple, but Schwab and his executive team at Bethlehem Steel gave it a try. After three months, Schwab was so delighted with the progress his company had made that he called Lee into his office and wrote him a check for $25,000. A $25,000 check written in 1918 is the equivalent of a $400,000 check in 2015."

For the full article:

FDA Bans Use of 19 Chemicals in Antibacterial Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final ruling banning the use of certain chemicals in consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes.

The FDA’s ruling restricts the use of one or more of 19 specific active ingredients, including triclosan, from use in soaps and washes. Through its research, the FDA has found the banned chemicals are not proven to be safe or effective for long-term daily use.

"Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water," said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in a written announcement.

"In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term," she added.

Manufacturers have until September 6, 2017, to comply with the FDA’s ruling. The ban does not apply to hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, CNN reports.

Lets never forget 9/11!


Have a great day and an even better sales week!

Scott Jarden