As an 80/20 Person, I first consider a route that will take me to the greatest amount of return for my efforts for whatever I do.  I am sure that I have identified my top payoffs regularly and I, of course, consider in the payoffs anything that has a cost to it.  I make sure that my personal happiness is first, always.    

As an 80/20 Person, I learn how to create results with the least amount of effort.  I engage in only what really matters and I let go of the trivial many.  (See Quick Implementation Of The 80/20 Rule.)

I learn about keeping my freedom, reading the classic How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World, by Harry Browne.  Hint:  By not having employees or a boss.

I learn about virtual assistants and how to get other services done for me so I do not have to be "tied up" in it all and can have freedom to do what I want and/or to pursue other high payoff possibilities in business.  I read and apply the ideas in The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferris.  I avoid time consuming activities such as publishing a book and promoting it, without alot of "trail" income opportunities or doing a website like this one, for free.

I leverage my assets (contacts, existing customers) by using the techniques and thinking involved in Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got, by Jay Abraham, the "marketing genius".  

And, of course, I will have read Richard Koch's, The 80/20 Principle and The 80/20 Manager (and Living The 80/20 Way, which is for anyone and about life overall, which business must "fit" into). 

I learn from the masters.  I obtain and follow the wisdom from Dan Sullivan's organization on the site StrategicCoach.com.  I have read this and follow it:  The 80% Approach (which is different from 80/20, CD, with a summary booklet).

Business is not done in a void, so the 80/20 Person follows the life rules first.

The 80/20 Program - Becoming The 80/20 Person
See, on the sister site, an overview on The Strategic Coach - Catapulting Productivity And Free Time!