Getting stuck is even more likely when you are starting your business and it seems like you are only working on project after project. Some of your projects are creating business systems that do not put money in your pocket but will be time savers in the future as your business grows. Some of your projects are content creation to attract clients and also do not bring in much money until you build a larger following. It is very difficult to prioritize between projects that will bring in immediate revenue and these business structure projects.
For the next few posts we will consider some steps you can take to get those projects done.
Be Brutal - Take a few hours or even a full day to review how you spend your work hours and ask yourself these questions for each task you currently do:
- Does this task directly improve my business systems?
- Is this task truly necessary to operate my business?
- Will this task bring me future revenue?
- Does this task bring in immediate revenue?
Eat the Liver First (If you love liver imagine a food you do not like instead.) - Do your least favorite tasks early in the day while you have plenty of energy and focus so they can be knocked out quickly. The exception to this is if you have a task that sucks the life out of you. If you can move that task to the end of the day and still actually do it, do so. It is better not to do such a task when it can interfere with other tasks.
Destination Finish Line - You know you have heard it before, you have to set your goals if you want to succeed. Create a task calendar to schedule your days. If you have a multi-task project, work back from your finish date and put the individual tasks on your calendar. For example some people that post in-person videos will batch shoot them. To do this you might plan or write several scripts on one day, shoot the videos a few days later and edit the videos the week you post them.
Try these steps to see if they work for you and in the next post we will consider more steps you can take to get those projects done.
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