Planning ahead, taking action, and using systems are 3 easy ways to grow your business by being proactive.
My rule in my business is to work on something new once and then systematize it, not because I am lazy but because then I have more time to work on something else and I am not wasting my time doing the same thing over and over.
In order to systematize, you first need to plan ahead. What are you everyday tasks? Could you make a list of everything you need to do every day and see how you could systematize the process. What are the priority tasks and the secondary tasks? Is there anything on your list that you could simply remove because it doesn’t bring any positive action to your day? Is there anything that you could delegate, so you will spend less time on it? Maybe something you are not good at, but somebody else is and will do it in a record time, while you will have more time to concentrate on your business, your marketing or communication plan, your follow-up, your sales etc…
Delete all tasks that you can eliminate or consolidate, because doing them yourself wont bring anything positive to you or your business.
Could you plan ahead even before problems arise? Define the problems that you encounter on a regular basis and get the solution once for all. Ask others if they have the same problems and how they fixed them. As small business owners, we tend to work so much that sometimes we miss the obvious solution. Don’t shy away from asking for help. Join a mastermind or start your own group, with close friends or other entrepreneurs so you can exchange ideas and solutions on a regular basis.
Prioritize your tasks – For example, use the A-B-C list system. A for more very important – needs to be done during the day. B for important – needs to be done after the A list is completed. C for less important- do it if you have time or reschedule for tomorrow. Your C list wont bring any specific energy to your business, is not related to clients or the bottom line, but needs to be done at some point. See how you can delegate your C list. Always eliminate any tasks that are unnecessary.
Take action – put your new system in place. Then at the end of the week or after a short period of time, check what works and what does not. Make changes, improvements, adapt your system. Evaluate again after a month: How many hours did you save in a day? How could you improve it even more? Can you delegate more tasks? How long is your list now? Did you save time to work on a new program or product? Do you have more time to spend with your clients?
Track everything at first, even is this will take you some time, it is very important and will save you a lot of time in the long run. Get organized. Become a pro at time management.
Systematize everything you can.
Put your website on auto-pilot, use auto-responders to welcome all your new visitors and subscribers.
Systematize your newsletter to send it on a weekly basis without spending hours on it. Use software like Act to create automatic tasks, so the only thing you need to do it enter your prospect name the day you meet him or her, the software will do the rest and tell you what to do and when to do it, so a year or two from now, you will still be in contact with this person.
Using these 3 easy strategies will help you to have more done in a day, so you will be able to concentrate on your real goals and get your business to the next level. Don’t wait, do it now. Be proactive. Become a successful entrepreneur and skyrocket your business goals![ad_2]