- Marketing manager.
- Content developer.
- Technical support staff.
Not only that, but you have to consider how much time you’re spending in each area as well. If you spend all day tweaking the design on your website and put off sending an email to your list, what have you gained?
Sure, you might have a prettier website, but you lost an opportunity to drive traffic to your offer.
In an ideal world, you’d simply put on your CEO hat and delegate the rest, but here in the real world, we don’t always have that option. Instead, we have to work smarter, and take care how we’re spending our time.
Prioritize Your Daily Tasks
We all have different skills and sweet spots when it comes to the tasks we want and need to do. You might love customer support and hate bookkeeping, while someone else enjoys the numbers game and doesn’t like dealing with the help desk. But regardless of your personal preferences, one thing is certain: money-making tasks should be at the very top of your to-do list.
That might mean product creation, email marketing, client outreach, webinar development, or something entirely different. Identify those money-making tasks in your business and be sure to prioritize them every single day.
Know the Difference between Important and Urgent
In his classic book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen Covey recommends prioritizing tasks based on a time-management grid. Every task is assigned to a quadrant of the grid, based on whether it is urgent, important, both, or neither.
Once you know where a task falls on the grid, you’ll immediately know what you should be working on. For example, marketing and planning are important but not urgent. A ringing phone is urgent, but not important. The sales page for your new program, which is launching tomorrow, is both urgent AND important.
So, before you prioritize your daily to-do list, think about where each of your tasks falls in the quadrant, and schedule them accordingly.
Will you always be working on the best task for right now? Probably not. Nor will you always use your time as wisely as you could. But by making a conscious effort to organize and prioritize your days, you’ll find it’s a lot less stressful and overwhelming to manage your small business.
If you are at the point of thinking to just get a JOB again, then you know what I’m talking about.
- Your to-do list gets longer every day.
- Your bank account is suffering.
- And you? Well, you’re just exhausted.
- You’re working seven days per week, and most of them still in your pajamas because you don’t even have time to shower and dress.
In four, in-depth modules, we’ll build a rock-solid foundation, create repeatable, scalable systems, and make some critical mindset adjustments, so you can step away from “the overwhelm” and into your BOSS role. Sign up for the Business Management Bootcamp: The Business Management Course For Every Entrepreneur today!
I can’t promise that you’ll make a million dollars but I can promise you this: you will finally have the tools and strategies you need to build a profitable, sustainable business...and you’ll do it with a lot less stress than you have right now.
Until next time, TTFN
Iolande V. Argent
SBB Coach to Coach Academy
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