[Building Your Business] – Why You Need a Million Dollar Plan for a Million Dollar Business, part 2
Implement These 3 Productivity Hacks Today
Productivity and efficiency are the popular buzz words lately as more and more business owners try to make the most of their time during a busy day. No matter how hard you try, you simply cannot do everything yourself when it comes to running your business. Investing in your business not only decreases stress but it makes your business run more smoothly, therefore increasing profits.
If you need to improve your productivity, try these three tips:
Rather than being saddled with monotonous tasks and expensive software to learn, many smart business owners are accepting their limitations and finding expert service providers to take over these tasks. What takes one expert an hour to do can easily take a non-savvy business owner 5 hours to complete. Always ask yourself – Is this the highest and best use of my time? Go back to your business plan to determine exactly what YOU should be doing at each moment.
When you are ready to Outsource start off by asking your business associates for referrals and conduct regular interviews, as though you were hiring an employee. Consider using a Virtual Assistant (VA) or Virtual Business Manager or Product Expert instead of adding the overhead of a person on payroll. But, just because they are a virtual service provider or product expert doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the same high standards you would expect from an employee.
A great resource for finding a VA or Virtual Business Manager is to visit the website of my business colleague, Sharon Benson, at www.SharonBensonTeam.com. Sharon’s business offers VA services, or you can contact my producer/VA, Nicole King at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nicole is amazing but remember, she’s my VA first.
Create an Actual Plan
Use a project management program or an old-fashioned paper planner but put your projects on to a calendar and work towards achieving those goals. Without a plan, your actions are meaningless. You might decide to work on something unrelated to your goals or you might delay your own deadlines in order to put client business ahead of your own work. A business plan is your blueprint to reaching your goals, no matter how lofty they may seem. Seeing this plan daily will give you something to focus on, therefore increasing your daily productivity.
Overwhelmed at the Idea of Planning? Have No Fear!
Join me for my free, one-hour webinar on March 4, 2019, called “Why You Need a Million Dollar Plan for a Million Dollar Business,” where we will discuss exactly how to set your SMART goals and how to break those goals down into doable action steps. While everyone’s goals will be different, we all must create a roadmap and learn how to take real action.
There’s no excuse not to grow your business this year! Learn more here.