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Over the years I have spoken to a number of act users that suffer from ACT-tention Specific Disorganization.

Act has a lot of moving parts. There are a lot of shiny and interesting things that can be distracting to act users. When I am working with an act user and they are bouncing all over the place looking at all the things that are irrelevant to the bottom line (act layouts, dashboards and smart tasks for example) I start to wonder if they have ACT-tention Specific Disorganization. Do they? Do You? We all do at certain times.


Most of my clients use act for business, sales and marketing. The bottom line is that we have to pay complete attention to our prospects and our clients. At the end of the day, we need to make sure that we stay in touch with all the contacts in act that are relevant to us.

Actions to combat ACT-tention Specific Disorganization

My experience has been that the most important thing I my clients to do that suffer from ACT-tention Specific Disorganization is to help them list a clear-cut set of goals for their business. After we have written those goals down on paper and printed them out, I then turn my attention to helping my clients implement those goals using act.   Action Item: Write Down Your Goals First
When creating your goals, I want you to consider what is truly relevant to your business. If you are an established business it is most likely staying in touch with your existing clients first and prospects second. If your business is brand-new then your focus is most likely on prospects and acquiring as many new prospects as you can. Let me give you some examples of what I ask my clients to ask themselves:


  • How many prospects or clients do I have?
  • How many do I need?
  • How many email addresses do I have?
  • How do I approach my contacts?
  • Email?
  • Regular mail?
  • How often?
  • Should I call them?
  • How often should I call them?

These are some simple examples of the types of questions you need to ask yourself before you ever sit down to start using act. Before you get in your car you most likely have a destination. If you don’t know where that destination is located you simply map it out, follow the route and you will eventually arrive at your destination.

I can Help You

Acting lessons: act is really no different than driving a car. You simply need to map out your destination so you can hit your goals. The sooner you realize that, the easier it will be to eliminate ACT-tention Specific Disorganization.  Do You Need Help? Call me for a free consultation and evaluation for ACT-tention Specific Disorganization.


Tony Holowitz

Originally posted 2015-08-20 12:29:48.