How do you decide what to do next?

If you run a small business, then your task list, the one that is overflowing, that's causing you anxiety, is probably work-related.

Luckily, there's a really simple rule of thumb you can use to figure out what to do next.

This is a business list. Businesses need cash to survive.

So what is going to get you to the most amount of cash in the least amount of time?

That's it.

I'll admit, I don't always follow it, but I always use that rule to evaluate my tasks first - because I want to know what I'm sacrificing if I break the rule.

And once you know what's going to bring in the cash quickest, you can also do the reverse - what pays the least and do I put it to the back of the list or eliminate it completely?