Being in business can leave you feeling like you never have enough time to get everything done. There’s so many things to do, you have no idea where to start and don’t know what to do next.
You know where you want to be, and what you want to achieve, but it all seems so far away and you’ve got no idea how to get there. You’re getting tired and worn out. You feel like you’re on the mouse wheel and there’s no way off. You wish you had a clear direction to follow for a change.
At TEWAY, we know that to resolve this, all our clients have to do is identify their ‘Next Logical Step’.
There will be many steps you have to take on the way to achieving your Big Idea. Some will be clear and some still unknown, but in order to keep moving forward, all you really need to focus on right now, is achieving your Next Logical Step.
Its not a task eg finish my website. It is a mini- milestone for your business eg employ my first staff member, or reach a level of turnover. It is a point in your business journey, that when you reach it, you are then able to move forward.
Some examples we have seen when working with clients:
Employ a new apprentice
Purchase a new vehicle
Reach $X level of sales
Pay myself $X each week
Get the business to the point where I can have a weekend off
It is the step you need to take before you can move forward in your business.
How do you work out your Next Logical Step:
1 Try this exercise – there are generally 12 steps to your Big Idea – write them down, usually the first few are clear and the last few are clear. The ones in the middle can be hazy. Thats ok. Just write down what you think are the steps between where you are now, and your Big Idea (the best outcome for your business).
2 So in doing this, you’ve written down your Next Logical Step. Just check to make sure it isn’t too big – is there a step before this that needs to happen (that isn’t a task)?
3 How long will you set yourself to achieve this? 1 – 6 months is a good time frame to stay focussed on a Next Logical Step.
4 What is one thing you can do today to move towards your Next Logical Step?
What you do every day, can now be linked to achieving your Next Logical Step. When you know your Next Logical Step, you will have clarity and direction. If you are busy busy busy, doing things which are not linked, you are not going to move your business forward to where you’ve identified that it needs to be. Logical?
Instead of being confused and indecisive with what to do today, or what to do with your time, you can now do the ‘Next Logical Step’ test – ‘is this leading me towards my Next Logical Step’? Yes – great! No – reassess the use of your time.
Why is this important?
You will no longer be confused in your direction and be clear where you are heading
You will know what you have to do each day and week instead of procrastinating
You are moving your business forward instead of going around in circles
So make a commitment to YOU – define your Next Logical Step and Be UNSTOPPABLE!
For More Information contact Fiona