May 13, 2013

Monday Business - How to Create Daily Success - Part 2


Part 1 of this article was about deciding on your top 3 actions, making them profit-producing tasks, and what to do about your email.

Now here are 3 more secrets to creating daily success. Integrating them all in your day will lead you to amazing success for sure!


Shut off your phone and i-phone

Not forever, but think about it... You're the boss - you get to decide when you answer your phone. Business phone calls can always wait a couple hours for you to get to them. Be more ruthless with how you structure your day for success. Plan a time during the day when you will return all phone calls. Don't let the phone control your day.

You may want to try batch-scheduling business phone calls. You can batch other things as well, like replying to emails, cleaning the beads holes, cutting fabrics..., whatever pertaining to your business. 


Create your golden no-excuses hour

This is a golden secret. Let's go back to that list of 3-5 top priorities for a minute. If you're trying to multi-task hour after hour, it will still be a challenge to get your top priorities done. When those 3-5 profit-producing tasks are identified, remove all distractions, shut of email, unplug the phone, lock the door, plop yourself down and focus on nothing but that one thing for that one full hour (or 2 hours even). Keep a timer on hand if you have to.

Sometimes, taking your laptop into a different part of the house or to a cafe or the library is the way to have that "no excuses" hour. If you have young kids, your no-excuses hours may need to be at night or at the crack of dawn before the kids get up.

Even if you don't get to do your golden no-excuses hour every day, try at least two or three times a week. But don't cop out here, daily is preferred. And remember, stay focused on profit-producing tasks during that time and pre-plan what you're going to do. Just try it - you'll be amazed how much you will accomplish and how much extra cash it produces.


Recognize that it is YOU-Management

Sometimes we are looking for time management strategies to acheive success. In reality, they may not be what we need. Time is constant, fixed and it never changes. You cannot "manage" time. The only thing you can manage is YOU. So take a look at you and what you're doing each day. Decide to shift into implementing actions that manage you so that your days, weeks, and months are creating the success you want.

Hope you enjoyed these tips inspired by Allison Babb, from Great Small Business Advice.


Have a great day and many blessings,

Patricia
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