How to get your big jobs done is a question many ask themselves.

Getting started on those big, meaty and sometimes chewy tasks can be a problem for some.

Procrastination is a problem for many. It is perhaps one of the most asked about challenges in my productivity masterclasses.

The fact they’re big, meaty and chewy is exactly the reason why they’re put off.

So how do you get started on something like that?

Well, strangely enough, what follows is exactly the same question:

How do you eat an elephant?

Of course the answer is “one bite at a time”.

That is the secret to getting the big stuff done in your life.

It is a simple answer, but is it an easy one?

Well it can be and one way of it being easy is to choose the Swiss Cheese Way.

I first heard of this approach in one of BrianTracy’s many books and audio programmes. I’ve listened to so much of his work now that I forget when this approach on how to get your big jobs done came from.

When I did learn about it, I must admit I had to learn what was special about Swiss Cheese.

In his book, Brian was referring to Emmental cheese which is the one with all the holes in it.

The Swiss Cheese Way is this:

STEP 1 – Just pick anything you can do towards the project.

STEP 2 – Do it.


Keep cycling through STEPS 1-3 until the job is done…

…just like punching holes in a piece of cheese until it is all gone.

It is a simple strategy but if you want to know how to get your big jobs done, then this works.

If you don’t already do this, here’s a question for you:

How do you break down your big tasks into more manageable chunks?

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