But I'm Running Out Of Hours And I Can't Fit It All Into The Schedule! Can I Really Be Successful?
By: Sandi Krakowski
Recently we hosted a call on Time and Life Management For The Business Owner. More than 1200 people registered for the call and more than 7000 have already listened to the recording! This in and of itself tells me that there are so many business owners who are struggling with their time and their life.
Some of the comments and input that came back varied from "I try to schedule things in but it always falls apart!" to "Please just show me screen shots of your planner and iPhone so I too can be like you even though you said that isn't how to do it, I want to anyways"….. over 200 emails and counting with praise, people saying they were set free to people who were frustrated and wanted another 12- Step Program To Time Management Deliverance!
So what do you do if you "Map Out" your ideal business and your ideal life and the laws of the Universe are saying, "Honey, there's only 24 hours in a day!" Aside from doing some magic and learning to clone yourself or transport into a space of time that doesn't cease, like the Matrix, we could, if we're not careful, get very discouraged and give up.
Here are a few tips to help you not only know what you can expect when building a business but also how to stay on track when things really begin to GROW!
Stay consistent– Consistency will pay you so much money and it takes far less hours than working on a whim. Many times new business owners get this notion that if they work harder and faster they'll be successful more quickly. This couldn't be farther from the truth! Implementing doesn't mean you never sleep, do ten things at one time and work faster than anyone else. It means that you take action on ideas, you constantly move forward, you don't get stuck and you are consistent.
Here's an article where I share how by being consistent you can actually increase your paycheck more quickly without working more hours. It's called, "Do Less And Create More- The Secret To Long Term Success."
Figure out what your best skillsets are and outsource to others the things that you really struggle with. There's no such thing as doing everything by yourself so that you can finally make enough money to hire someone else. You'll quit before that happens….. or stay stuck in a rut!
The key to MOVING forward is being willing to spend some money initially to get some help part time so that you can focus on the things that make the most amount of money. If writing is your strength than don't get caught up in WordPress edits. If Technological things are your strength than get someone else to help with the articles. While I definitely don't recommend you outsource your voice there is nothing wrong with having someone else help you to articulate your thoughts and put them into an article.
Use Video!! I'm speaking at Chalene Johnson's VIdeo Impact Academy on Sept 16-18th and many of our clients are finding that they can transcribe their videos, turn them into articles and do two tasks with far less effort! Key- DO what you are GREAT at and outsource your struggling points.
Don't take so long to do things.
Perfection is way over rated. An article shouldn't take you longer than an hour. If it is there are a few reasons for that. With over 200 private clients that I coach on a monthly basis I've discovered that there are two common reasons for taking so long on an article: Trying to be perfect or going off on so many topics that one takes 2-3 hours to say everything. Remember- the key is to keep your articles at 1200-1400 words, give it your best shot and MOVE forward.
Be honest with yourself. What can you do and what can't you do. Please take time to listen to my Time Management call because it's critical that you know what you want in life WAY before you become a business owner. A business won't fix an out of control life… so it's important to work on your Mindset and who you are as a person, first.
Are you a hard worker?
Do you whine about your boss?
Do you go the extra mile and work hard to be a team player?
Are you the kind of person who always cuts corners and lives for the weekend?
This reveals your true character and it will be translated into either profits or poverty in business.
If you are going to build a business you're going to have to think like a business owner. By trying to cram a full-time online business into a schedule where you're already working 50 hours per week- folks, there's not enough hours. That is true. Something has to give or your health will.
But many of our clients work part time on their business….
Charlotte Siems who earns more than $ 4,000 a month and works less than 15-20 hours per week find that their part time income is enough to change their life! Oh….. I can't forget to tell you. She has 12 children! She's given birth to them all!
Angela Brooks is a full time nurse who was recently promoted to Administration at a hospital and she nearly replaced her entire nurses salary VERY part time, 10 hours per week in under 6 months in her Young Living business. That doesn't happen by whining, worrying, struggling and straining… it happens by being consistent!!!
Shanda Sumpter has created for herself a multiple-six figure income working with me for the last 7 months and this is her FIRST year online! By learning to lead people with skill she already had from her past, where she did hundreds of millions of dollars in deals in real estate and translating that to an online income she was able to do this from the comfort of her deck and home office while living an amazing life with her fiance' Nic.
Or how about Victoria Gazeley, a recent Gold program graduate who has built a full time web design and graphics business that she runs through a satellite internet connection as she raises her amazing son on an urban homestead. Just 7 months ago this was just an idea and a dream. NOW it's her reality and she struggles at times with taking DOWN time rather than getting work. OH… she also got a dream spot in Mother Earth News as a regular columnist with the skills she's learned in our courses.
Or.. and listen to this story…. he used to be 100 pounds heavier than he is now!! He's on the KILLER DVD workout, Insanity and below…. with his gorgeous wife, son and P90x Rockstar, Tony Horton!! Let me tell you about Jimmy Hays Nelson, a stay at home Daddy who is able to earn more than $ 85,000 per year working part time as he raises his new baby boy! If that isn't an amazing life, I don't know what is!
My friends, how do you fit it all into your schedule?
You make choices of what is most important to you. You outsource, you never give in, never give up and you CHASE those dreams RELENTLESSLY…. can you really be successful? Yes, you absolutely can be! We're here to help you in any way we can create A Real Change for your family!
Sandi Krakowski is a Mompreneur, Coach, Strategist & Mentor, Online Marketing Expert, Speaker, Writer, Copywriter. Mindset & Marketing For Small Biz Owners. Her unique talent is as a "Back To Basics Step By Step Business" expert who currently serves more than 150,000 clients in over 136 countries. Her systems help the average business owner as well as big corporations get extra-ordinary results quickly. She has a track record for her 'bringing it into action' processes that company owners find easy to implement with quick results. She has been working online successfully for the last 14 years and built 11 successful companies ranging from eCommerce to Direct Sales to a Copywriting Firm, Marketing Business, Consulting, Coaching, Info Products and her current business A Real Change Int'l.
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