I’m obsessed with “world-class” talent. I read about and dissect what makes people great. It’s not the status that I necessarily enjoy, it’s the process and stories that go along with it – the winning, the losing, the struggling and regrouping. There is so much to extract from peoples’ journeys to apply to our own lives.

And that’s exactly what I do, for both me and you. I read about world-class talent and apply their life lessons to my own life. I also formulate daily lessons and pass them on to you via A Fighter’s Mindset – The Spaniard Podcast, AM Excellence, written blogs, videos and social media posts.

We’ve all complained, at one point or another, about lack of time in our day. Whether it’s to workout, do the dishes (tag, I’m it!), fold the laundry or spend time with our family, we’ve all been plagued with “not enough time.” But I don’t agree that it’s a time problem, I think it’s something else: a priority problem.

In Jocko Willinck’s book Extreme Ownership, he mentions a technique he used in the military called Prioritize and Execute. It’s as simple as it sounds. You prioritize all of your tasks with a number, and then you execute them as they fall in line. That’s it. Simple. And it works.

Take a few minutes today to prioritize and execute all of the tasks you have to complete in the day. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel after simply identifying and assigning a number to all of those loose ends. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Use a Post-It.

And you don’t need all that much time to be world-class anyway. The Talent Code states that the majority of world-class experts practice between 3-5 hours/day.

In today’s AM Excellence, we talk more about experts and how they maintain their world-class status. We also talk tennis great Anna Kournikova and S. Korean women golfers. It’s a dandy! Listen here.

I’ve also compiled 5 of my favorite kick-me-in-the-butt-when-I’m-down inspirational soundbites I use on a regular basis to right my mindset. Shoot me your email, and I’ll send me your way.