Do you feel like you could accomplish more YET, you might just go crazy to do more? Ever see other Women doing IT and wonder, how the heck does she do IT?
Apparently, I am one of those women. I’m a mother of two, wife to a husband that has his own busy career, I volunteer, I am active at my church, I run two businesses and somehow everyday I show up (and manage to put my face on and do my hair). Well, it’s not by accident, in fact it’s purely and intentional. I’ll share with you my top three business and top three personal hacks that keep it altogether.
My top three business hacks that keep me sane and producing
- GOAL SETTING
How can we get where want to go if we don’t know where it is that we are trying to get to? December is a great time to set up 2018.
Here is what I do. I take some quiet time in Q4 to reflect on where my current year goals ended up, review what I did well, and where I fell short. Block off a couple hours of uninterupted time. I personally use a spiral notebook to break down my goals. I create an annual goal, quarterly goals, and monthly goals. The goals need to be clear they need to be specific and they need to be attainable. The next thing I do is breakdown what action steps will need to take place to achieve those goals. You can see that when I have the action steps written down and I come back to review what I have achieved, I can look at the action steps and know whether I did them or not. Accountability will keep you on track!
- SUNDAY PREP
This is a game changer! Part of this is just me and how I am wired and part I learned from a coach that I had. Make a checklist to go through on Sunday. Take an hour and get it done, you will be happy you did and when it becomes a habit, life will change!
Do you want to my checklist? Here it is.
- Fill up the car with gas
- Wash car and tidy inside
- Review this weeks schedule, find any discrepancies of overlap
- Review goals for the week
- Prepare social media, meaning, prepare images, ideas, post plan
- Create to do list of who to call or things to do
- Tidy office/Desk
- SOCIAL MEDIA
Do any of you ever feel overwhelmed by social media? It is an incredible tool to use for networking, sales, branding, general visibility and it’s free, well mostly free. It can cost you a lot of time and disturb your balance. So, since we are talking about balance and keeping your sanity here are a few things I do create a lot of success and still not be a slave to it.
Know and accept that if you want to use social media for business, it does take daily consistent effort.
Create a checklist and live by it! Want to know mine? Here it is.
- Check messages
- Check notifications
- Post on personal timeline
- Go to my support list (people who like/comment my posts) and support them.
- Go to the groups I manage and check activity and post
- Handle friend requests in or out
- Repeat in the evening
Have a content creation/post plan time either monthly or weekly. I use Buffer to plan but there are many other
Hire help when needed! If it takes you forever to do, you are best served to hire!
Top 3 Personal Hacks
Brendan Burchard who wrote to book, High Performance Habits, interviewed the highest achievers all across the world and all of them did this one thing, exercise 5x per week or more. It doesn’t mean you need to be super buff, it means you need to move your body, pay attention to your health and it will help you be better focused. We all know we feel better when we do!
Often people are surprised to hear the boundaries that I set for business. My boundaries allow me to be out of my home one night per week away from my family and one weekend or part of a weekend per month. Happy Lynn is a productive Lynn. For us women entrepreneurs that have husbands and family running our business can wear out it’s welcome if our family is feeling like they are second place. When you have boundaries around your time you will choose the most important items that will move your business forward only. Certainly you have heard this but have you lived it? NO is a complete sentence, use it more.
- GET ORGANIZED
I think we would all agree that clutter around you will also clutter your mind. Sort it out, junk it out, donate, dump it. Get help if needed, this area untouched can weigh you down faster than anything. I learned from a mentor years ago to choose the number one monkey on your back that is the daily disruption, that thing the makes you go frantic more than you’d like to admit. Tackle it get that one thing done whether you have to hire somebody or ask a friend to come help you for taking evening away from social activity to get it done.
These points all seem simple and like something we all should know that we need to do. But are you doing them?
Which one of those six could you improve on that would benefit you the most? What if you lock it in your mind right now. Which one you go to work on and if you need help with it where are you going to get that help?
My passion is helping other Women to create a life of freedom. I hope that this will help you in some way.
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