We have three more steps to focus on today. I am sure these will help you get your projects done.
Time to Time - Get a kitchen timer and use it. If you find yourself frequently lost in Facebook or YouTube, set your timer for the amount of time you have designated for that task and log out when the timer goes off. Pretend you are on MasterChef and throw your hands in the air. If you have an ongoing project that you are working on one-half or one hour a day, set the timer and focus on that task until time is up.
Put a Number on It - Set numbers for the amount of contacts you need to make every day and knock them out at one time. I have a giant stack of cards I collected before I started my business. I choose five cards each morning. I add their information to my contacts list and send them an email introducing them to my business and asking them to join my email list. Someday those hundreds of business cards will be zero and I am getting more subscribers on my list. If you need to make cold calls, pick a number 5, 10, 20, 50, and make the calls each day. Do not switch to another task until all your contacts are made.
Just (Do Not) Do It - Take the time to determine the tasks that are revenue generating that only you can do. Take all the other tasks and delegate any that someone else can do better, quicker or that you just do not like to do. College students are a great resource for part-time or temporary help; just keep in mind their availability changes from semester to semester.
Try these out this week and see how they work for you. Next time we will review the last three tips on my list so be sure to check back.
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