Earlier in the month, I felt I was mixing up my priorities so I had to stop and take immediate action. I spent time analysing my daily business and personal activities, I also looked closely at all my tasks and separated them into those that are directly linked to my goals and those that are not.
What are your key business tasks that will promote growth?
Here are some of the activities that are directly connected to my business goals: client fulfilment, responding to business-related enquiries, list-building activities, nurturing leads, promoting my services through various marketing channels and direct contact with suppliers who provide complimentary businesses proposing collaborations. This week I took another step and added numbers and targets to my list to push myself even more.
I spend more time than is needful on sentimental business activities because I enjoy them. One good example is research. I am a research addict and sometimes I do not know when to stop. Lastly, some activities are just time wasting ones – internet surfing is one of mine all in the name of information gathering. Pretty hard for an information addict to let go, I am sure some of you would understand. However, I had to give it up for the sake of the goals I want to accomplish this month.
What weekly activities are directly linked to your business goals and which ones are sentimental or time wasting activities?
I will implore you to spend some time this week analysing your daily activities. Grab an A4 sheet, put one of your goals e.g. generate business awareness at the top then divide the latter part it into three sections and label them as follows:
Must Do Activities
– Activities that are directly related to your goals.
Can Do Activities
– Not directly linked to your goals, not a priority but can aid growth.
Must Stop Activities
– Sentimental tasks that do not add to or get you closer to your immediate goals.
Now list all your activities under the appropriate title.
Which ones should stay, which ones should be pushed to later and which ones should go.
Whether you are at the pre-start-up, start-up, or business growth stage, you must ensure your actions match your goals if you want to see great results. Focus is the key to success.
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I wish you great success.