It’s amazing to think we’re nearly halfway through 2018. Where did the time go?
A great question to ask is, “Have I accomplished what I set out to at the beginning of the year?”
For some, the answer is a resounding YES! For others, not so much.
At the beginning of the year, you likely set goals and intentions of what you wanted to accomplish this year. Unfortunately, most goals are forgotten within a short period of time.
Often this is due to trying to do too much with too little. Why not evaluate where you’re at and what needs to change in order to get back on track.
What Needs to Change
1. Evaluate online subscriptions to determine if you need to continue receiving them. If you don’t need them, unsubscribe. This one action will save you lots of time by eliminating unneeded emails and clutter in your inbox.
2. Use the first hour of your day to monetize your business. Most people dive right into emails first thing in the morning. This may likely be one of the greatest time wasters in that emails tend to get us sidetracked very quickly, sucking up valuable time and energy.
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3. Write a “to do” list at the end of each workday for your priorities for the next day.
4. Think about the next 12 months. Commit to one project per month that will generate revenue for your business. I personally like to develop at least one new information product per month. It can be a report, a home-study course, a teleseminar, a webinar or an MP3. By committing to one project per month you will be amazed at the momentum you will gain as well as the revenue you can generate.
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5. Commit to investing a minimum of 3 – 5% of your revenues to your learning and studies. I personally invest about 10%. You cannot possibly be at the top of your game unless you are at the top of your knowledge base.
6. Join a mastermind group that will stretch you personally and professionally. Mastermind groups are an essential part of your business growth.
7. Determine all the tasks that must be accomplished to run your business. Once you have a list compiled determine what you can outsource and what you absolutely must do yourself. Make a commitment to outsource those tasks that are time suckers and would be much more cost effective for a virtual assistant to do than for you to take your time to accomplish. This will free up your time to do what is most valuable for you, your business and your customers and clients.
8. Commit time for family and friends. So often we get caught up in growing our businesses to the detriment of our personal relationships. Granted, growing our business is important but the growth need not prevent us from enjoying family and friends. After all, when all is said and done it is our family and friends who are with us through thick and thin.
9. Take personal care time. This is an area many entrepreneurs fail miserably. If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be much good for very long. What I’m doing to take care of myself is training for my first ever sprint triathlon. It’s a commitment and one that I’m grateful I’m doing.
10. Give thanks. Give thanks for all your blessings, both personal and professional. Give thanks for the opportunity to express who you are by way of your business. What an amazing blessing it is for us to be able to create an incredible life as a result of a successful business. Not only can we live an extremely comfortable life, we are able to contribute time and money to our communities and organizations we believe in, we are also given the opportunity to leave our legacy.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
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