Feels like there is a never-ending to-do list and a million things that you could be working on right? Here’s a little truth-bomb. It feels that way because it is that way.
Exactly why you need clarity and organization in your business to save you time, energy, and money. Many people are afraid of structure and systems, thinking it will limit them somehow, but they are the same people who are struggling and stuck in overwhelm.
Keeping it simple, here are the first 3 steps to take to stop wasting time and start being productive.
#1 Know what your goal is
Lack of clarity around what to do next is often the precursor to overwhelm, procrastination, ineffective use of your precious time, and a lessening of confidence in your ability to get good results.
The solution is simple. Set clearly defined and compelling goals. Then create your to-do (tasks) list in order of priority, from the task that will have the biggest impact on reaching your desired outcome, to the ones that have the least. You’ll probably even be able to let go of a few tasks all together or delegate them to someone else.
If you don’t know what you need to be working on this week or today, go back to clarity and goals first.
#2 Get scheduling
Grab your calendar or planner and figure out what needs to be done and by when it needs to be done. Plan, prioritize, and schedule your week so you know exactly what’s coming and roughly how long it will take.
Always plan the week ahead by scheduling in whatever can be scheduled. Allocate a day and a time slot and stick to your plan as closely as possible. Leave spaces for unexpected twists in the road and choose just 2-3 main tasks per day.
You’ll immediately feel more clarity and less stress, simply by having a good schedule. And bonus benefit, when your brain knows what to expect, it’s much more likely to get on board so you actually follow through, boosting your productivity.
#3 Automate and delegate
What are the tasks that need to be done every day that can be automated or delegated? Invoices, follow up emails, social media posting, new client onboarding, appointment bookings, and reminders, etc. are just a few things that can be easily automated in any business, for free.
What’s one thing you could easily change right now that would save you time every week?
What about getting help by hiring an assistant or social media manager? How many hours would that save you and what brilliant things could you create with your extra time?
Do one of these things and watch how dramatically things improve. Do all three and you’re on your way to a business that is organized and efficient. Not only will you get more done, you’ll feel empowered and confident when you know what you are doing.
Meet Melissa Kay
A mother, lover of life, personal growth, and good coffee, Melissa has a passion for inspiring and helping others to dream big and take action. She owns and runs Melissa Kay Coaching where she focuses on empowerment and lasting transformation, so her clients can create a life and business they truly love.
Melissa Kay Schulz
Coffee lover, mother, salsa dancer and mindset coach for entrepreneurs.