I have found that most people I chat with in business fail to plan, and therefore they, without realizing it or not, have planned to fail. It’s sad, but its the cold, stark truth.
To back this fact up, Profit First Advisor Jason Spencer stated that 4 out of 5 business owners are operating with one checkbook and are also living from check to check incoming into their business. Is that you? How could you be helped? Luckily I had met and heard of Jason Spencer as a Profit First Advisor before the conference and happily hired him to assist me in this area of my business. Since taking that above action, I have seen my profit increased, expenses more controlled and am bettering my financial situation in my business.
I am a BIG believer in taking action steps towards a goal and therefore one of my goals after a recent conference I attended is to increase productivity and have that measured. How will I achieve this? I have created a plan, one that will allow me to focus efforts on all six facets of my business each day and one that gives me opportunities to work on short and long term goals, working ON my business vs IN my business.
A small change but a BIG difference.
Here is my NEW schedule designed to provide for a healthier, energetic, focused me to provide profitability and health to three different businesses.
6.30-7 Shower and Dress
7-7.30 Breakfast and kids to school
7.30-8 Drive to work
8.30-9 Cool down/prep for the day
9-9.15 Social media posting (Marketing)
9.15-9.30 Confirm business goals and plan (Production)
9.30-10.30 To-do list (Planning)
10.30-11 Return emails (Sales, Marketing, Planning, Production)
11-11.30 Make sales calls (Sales)
11.30-12 Noon lunch
12-12.30 Financials for each company (Operations)
12.30-1 Work on a rock for 1 company (Working ON my business)
1-2 Write a blog post for one company (Marketing)
2-4 Training or work on the to-do list (Production, Planning, Operations)
4-5 Create a to-do list for next day (Working ON my business)
5-5.15 Drive home
5.15-6 Help my wife with dinner
6.30-8.30 Time with family
8.30-9 Return emails or take care of any unfinished items on the to-do list
9-10 Hang with my wife
It is my sincere hope that this article does two things.
- Inspires you to seek coaching in the areas you need improvement in.
- Take ACTION to create your plan to achieve the desired results you want and experience the joy you deserve.
Here’s to your success!