Starting your own business was all about getting more freedom, more flexibility more family time and FUN for You!
But some days are tough and sometimes it just doesn’t feel like you’re ever going to get there.
It can all get a bit overwhelming, and we know that if we don’t fix this, we’ll never get the freedom and choices that we wanted for our lifestyle, from our business.
So to fix this firstly, we must ban the word busy! Busy is being a goldfish in a bowl and going around in circles doing the same things every day.
To stay focused you need to get out of the goldfish bowl and be productive every day – sounds simple, but so many of us struggle with this. Its about getting completely organised.
Here’s 3 steps to go from ‘busy busy busy’ to focused and productive every day:
1. Take a really good look at your to do list – what tasks are actually moving you towards your Next Exciting Logical Step? If you’re filling your day with other tasks, you’re just being busy for the sake of it. So get real about prioritizing what you do.
2. Set up a productive day by ‘scheduling’. Schedule is often the missing link to take you from busy to productive. Schedule your Next ‘Exciting’ Logical Step tasks, along with your important business operations activities, you-time and family time.
3. Stick to your schedule! If your day often gets taken up by things that go wrong, schedule space into your day to sort them out. Better still, fix them with a process or a person, so they don’t go wrong again.
Here’s what Mandy had to say recently:
‘It’s nice knowing that the time I spent working on my business today was actually productive instead of thinking that I didn’t get anywhere, even though I spent all day working. I thought working with Fiona I’d be busier, but actually now I’m getting the RIGHT things done.’
Mandy K, Owner Mandy Lee Photography
When you’re focused and productive you’ll be able to easily ignore the distractions and you’ll see results and progress and see results every day.
‘ We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a year’