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Business people all over the world are getting ready to set goals to make the most of 2015! Goal setting is great but it’s really about doing the right things at the right time and in the right order.
It’s about being as productive as you can be with your time, talent and energy! Here are seven “helpful – must implement strategies” so you can move your business forward in 2015!
Throw Away The Old To Do List
Get rid of the old to do list because it’s missing a critical element – an end time. The problem and the solution are simple. Most entrepreneur to-do-lists have the start time but no end time built into them. [tweetthis]Scheduling in a due date or end time helps you get focused, ensuring the project is completed by the specified date.[/tweetthis]
Create A Schedule and Stick to It
I keep a schedule and I rarely let anything bump the time that I have allocated in my schedule for things that MUST happen like writing and creating new content. Here’s what to do: create a schedule and purposefully plan out your top priorities for the day. Then, don’t allow anything to come between you and your schedule.
Time: Once It’s Gone, It’s Gone
Time is something that once it’s gone you can’t get it back. That’s why it is so important to be conscientious with how you spend your time. To help you stay on track, regularly ask yourself, ‘what’s the most effective use of my time right now?’ Using your time effectively and efficiently on the most important tasks will pretty much guarantee you’ll get a ton of work done.
Post Your Goals
I have my three year business plan posted in my office where I can always refer to it! It is a constant reminder to me of why I am doing what I am doing!
Do You Know How Much Are You Worth?
Do you know the answer to that question? If not I suggest you do the following exercise. If you want to make $50,000 next year in your business and assuming you will work 8 hours each day, then you know that each hour you work has a value of $25.61 and every minute is worth $0.427. Double it if you want to make $100,000. It’s true in the reverse that for every hour wasted a day you’re losing $6,658.60 on 50K or 13,316.20 on 100K.
[tweetthis]Wasted, unfocused time is a loss of revenue.[/tweetthis]
Delegate and Follow Up
There are some tasks that I really hate doing and then there are tasks that I like to do but understand is not a good use of my time. Whether its tasks you hate or ones you love, remember that delegating is an effective business tool and strategy when trying to make the most of the time that you have.
Celebrate Your Business Success
Each time I reach a goal and complete a project I do a little celebration dance! I know it sounds corny and who knows what I look like when I do my “dance of joy”, but I love to celebrate my wins and success and you should too. Find a system that feels right for you even if it’s simply writing about your success in a journal.
Staying on track and being focused can be a daunting task without a system. Follow these 7 strategies next year and create your awesome, stress free business.