This is a follow-up to Part 1: http://emergenconline.com/?p=1508
Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Onward we go…
Last week’s assignment may have been a little challenging, but now that you are focused on only 3 goals you can move forward with lighting speed. You’ve identified your “big picture” so let’s focus on breaking it down into more manageable tasks. For example, if one of your goals is to make $100,000 this year, let’s see what that looks like on a monthly, daily, and even hourly basis. First, we will determine the number of months you will work. Let’s say, you choose to work only 10 months out of the year. That would equate to $10,000 per month, $2500 per week, $500 per day, or $62.50 per hour. What tasks must you do on a consistent basis in order to make your hourly or daily goal? Is tinkering with your website going to produce that amount? Probably not. How about posting status updates on all of your social media sites and checking your email? That’s another negative. Believe me, I work out of my home, so I totally understand the amount of distractions that you encounter on a daily basis. However, if you are sincere about wanting to make more money this year, you’ve got to come up with a strategic plan for your business’ success and it starts with a daily plan.
This week’s assignment will consist of you spending a few minutes analyzing each goal and then breaking it down into its smallest denominator. Next, you will need to outline the necessary action steps that when done on a consistent basis will continuously move you closer to your goal. I know that as a solopreneur, tinkering with the website and posting on social media are things that may still need to be done. However, those tasks may need to be scheduled outside of your prime business hours. If your business model calls for cold calling, then you should be cold calling during the hours when your clients may be available. If your clients or potential clients are in another time zone, then adjust your schedule and tasks accordingly. Use Skype and other automation tools to save time throughout the day. It may be a good idea to change your work environment in order to keep the momentum going. Working alone is tough and it’s okay if you need to take a goof off brain break from time to time. Just be sure to give yourself a time limit, and then get back to it!
Ok, that’s it for this week…. Cut the fat out of your schedule and fill it with lean cuts of actionable tasks that will produce the results you need in order to stay on target. Until next week, Get Up, Get Going, & Get There!
To Your Success! Have a Wonderful Week!