Kill Your Dead Time – Thrive! TV Tips

Kill Your Dead Time – Thrive! TV Tips

I have never met a bored business owner We all have growing to do lists, and not enough time to do them. We are always busy and want to have more than 24 hours in a day. So much time can be wasted by switching between different types of tasks and by commuting times to meeting. This is dead time. Because, not only does your brain need to switch a gear when you are transitioning between tasks, but you also need to shift your energy. And lets be honest, sometimes we struggle to find the energy to create, and other times we can’t stop ourselves. Or maybe you are an early morning person and that I the best time for you to create or to crunch numbers. Personally, I love to write in the morning. I have a clear head, my mind is free, the house is quiet and I can write… but in the late afternoon, it is much harder. So if you want to be more productive – kill your dead time now! Start to observe when the best time of day is for you, or even which day in the week to do certain tasks on. Start to schedule all the similar activities that match your energy flow the best and see what difference it makes. So it might be that you have Monday mornings for writing proposals and research, Monday afternoon for email processing, Tuesday for client meetings etc. Your Action:   Start to notice how you feel about doing certain tasks on certain days and times. Then devise a new schedule that more closely...
How to be cruel to be kind

How to be cruel to be kind

“There aren’t enough hours in the day” If I had an ounce of gold (shoring myself against the currency….) every time I heard this statement from my clients, I would have enough gold to underwrite a small nation. It’s time to be cruel to be kind. By catering to everyone elses’ timetables, whims and needs ahead of yours means that you lose. YOU LOSE! Your business loses. If you want to feel more in control of your time, your energy and have your business flourish you need to start pushing back, set boundaries and put yourself first! This may seem a little harsh in it’s tone but if you aren’t passionate and determined about setting boundaries for yourself so you do the work on your business, you will fail. Step up now and make changes to how you manage your time. Treat yourself as your most important customer and make those appointments with yourself to do the work sacrosanct. Let me know your thoughts and tell me how you are pushing back!...
How Much Does Doing It All REALLY Cost Your Business?

How Much Does Doing It All REALLY Cost Your Business?

Are you really saving money doing it yourself? My awesome coach Laura West says “just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should do it”. Think back to your days in corporate. Remember when you had an IT guy to fix the paper jam, a finance department to crunch numbers (and your expenses), a marketing department to drive prospects and even a sales team to sell. And now – what does your reality look like? Are you doing all of the tasks above, even though your talents may lie in a completely different direction? Have you been sucked into the myth that doing it yourself will actually save your business money? Let’s examine that myth. I know that doing those tasks is actually costing your business money. At first glance that statement will seem counter intuitive. Here’s my rationale…. Firstly, how do you earn your money? Most likely it will be by selling products or by servicing clients. Using a formula worked out by Dan Sullivan  (a US Entrepreneur guru) if you want to earn £/$ 100,000 revenue per year you need to be bring in £/$ 66 EVERY hour. If an average trip to the Post Office or Bank takes an hour, that is costing your business £/$ 66. It is COSTING your business because in that hour instead of taking the trip to the Post Office you could have been developing your business, creating a new product, calling up clients or finishing off that proposal. Imagine if you had a Personal Assistant that you hired for £/$22 an hour. Even taking into account their costs, each...
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