Multitasking is overrated
If you’re like most people you spend the majority of your day multitasking. You’re probably so used to multitasking that you don’t even realize when you’re doing it. After all, it’s a skill many employers look for in their employees and single mothers excel at!
So why is it suddenly overrated? Many people will argue that multitasking saves them time. But honestly there are many reasons why multitasking is bad. The less you focus on a task, the more can go wrong. It’s better to focus 100% on one task at a time and not try to juggle your way through the day.
Focusing also lets you concentrate on one task or thought at a time, helping you create a better result for each task. More concentration equals less mistakes or "redo's" and is a more efficient use of your time.
Many people like to multitask because they become bored working on one task at a time or they are so overwhelmed they think it is the only way to catch up. Also people multitask because they cannot concentrate long enough to finish one task completely, for some they multitask because they feel compelled to always be in a stressful, high energy, mode.
But why is multitasking bad?
You have to switch from task to task. This takes time for your mind to change into the right mindset for the new task. You have to take the time to remember where you left off and the next step.
Instead of multitasking among several tasks, you should prioritize your tasks and break them up into workable time chunks. It is much better to finish quality work rather than turn in subpar work that will have to be redone later.
If you need support with concentration and learning focus there are many tools from simple breathing techniques to meditations I would be happy to share with you. Feel free to email me for more information.
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Promoting Your Events/Giveaways
We are all busy people, but entrepreneurs are EXTRA busy people. They’ve got staff to manage, ads to monitor, products to create, and family to take care of.
So while your giveaway extravaganza is important to you and your partners (after all, it will build their lists, too) it’s probably not a top priority when it comes to promotion.
So what do you do? As the event/giveaway organizer, it’s your job to make everyone else’s job easy, and you can do that by creating a swipe file and graphics they can use for promotion. These cut-and-paste documents will allow your staff and others to quickly get the word out.
At a minimum, you’ll want to include:
Helping Your Clients Stay Informed
The other end of this is helping your customers/clients stay informed and up to date on your event.
Ideally, you’ll want to put all your materials together in a single welcome packet and send it off as soon as your guests confirm they’ll be participating. But don’t stop there. You’ll also want to:
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Today Let’s Talk Webinar Magic
Been on a webinar lately? I bet you have.
The fact is, webinars are one of today’s hottest marketing trends. Each and every week, you’ll find small business owners hosting webinars about book publishing, blogging, and even how to sell crafts online. No matter what your niche or industry, webinars are a great option for growing your market.
Perhaps the number one reason to host a webinar—especially if you partner with another business owner in a complementary niche—is to grow your list. Here’s why it works so well.
As a business owner with resources and information to share, you’re in demand, and there are plenty of others out there looking to partner with you. Find a colleague in a related niche to host your event. Ask her to mail her list with an offer to join you both on the call. Collect emails in your mailing list system. Any sales you make from the event will pay your partner an affiliate commission. That way you both win: You build your mailing list, and she earns cash for her time. #winwin
Show Off Your Expertise
You’ve no doubt heard plenty of people talking about the “know, like and trust factor.” It’s a simple reminder that very few people will buy from you the first time they encounter your website or get an email from you. They need more info.
A webinar is a fantastic way to build up their trust. Because they can hear your voice, and maybe even see your face, there’s an instant connection. Not only that, but you get to impress them with your knowledge of the topic. Your audience will walk away not only knowing you better, but also with the impression that you are the go-to person in your niche.
Sell to a Captive Audience
Here’s a fact you may not have considered: Webinar attendees are primed to buy. Make them an irresistible offer, and you’ll be amazed at how effective “selling from the stage” can be.
Try these proven tactics:
Whether you’ve never hosted a webinar before, or you’re already an old hand, there’s little doubt that this is a tool that really performs. The amount of time you spend preparing and promoting is minor compared to the potential returns, so get out there and start planning your next webinar event!
If you need support with webinars or finding your business footing you know I’m only an email away.
Do you ever think the grass is greener on your neighbor's lawn? Is there is always something else you need or want? If only you could get a new car or new, bigger home? But once you do get the bigger house or new auto you still feel something is lacking?
These feelings of wanting can leave you feeling less than satisfied with your own unique position in life and feeling less than satisfied. But it doesn’t have to be like this. You can change how satisfied you are with your life.
Have A Close Friend
Did you know having a close friend can change your outlook on life? Time magazine recently reported that people with a close friend are up to 20% more satisfied with their lives than those who do not have someone close to them.
Having a close friend also shows that you have people that you trust and people find you trustworthy. These are both elements that evoke feelings of satisfaction in yourself. Having someone to share your day to day successes with also help people feel more satisfied.
Take A Self Development Class
Why not join us in November for the 30 Day Living With A Purpose Challenge? It’s an online Challenge with daily emails to inspire you and help you find purpose in daily life. We all know finding purpose is key to living a more satisfied life. Click the link to reserve your spot today.
Get Serious About Your Health
Nothing is worse than being sick all the time. This is why staying healthy through proper diet and exercise is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall life satisfaction. Fox News reported that people living a healthy lifestyle had a greatly improved mental well-being.
Being physically able to care for yourself provides comfort and confidence as you age. The benefits of being physically healthy effect not only your life satisfaction by changing how you feel, but will affect your job satisfaction, your relationship satisfaction, and other facets of your life. You know there really is no downside to eating well and staying healthy.
Become More Positive
Positive Psychology Program highlights how you think about yourself and your environment is directly related to your life satisfaction. Establishing positive thought habits can help increase your life satisfaction. When you catch yourself viewing things in negative terms or through a negative experience, you should work to replace these thoughts with positive, life affirming thoughts.
Because life satisfaction differs from happiness, it can be changed by adjusting your point of view. It can be as simple as choosing to be satisfied with what you have. You can also choose to be satisfied by changing your goals and dreams.
Remember, life satisfaction is more about how you view what you have, rather than constantly seeking happiness.
If you'd like to know more about your life satisfaction, or to claim your spot in the 30 Day Challenge, I'm here to chat.
Money Matters: It’s Time To Take Control of Everything from Invoicing To Tax Preparation
Here’s an all-too-common scenario: A seemingly successful service provider or business owner is hard at work growing their business. They are working lots of hours, bringing in new clients and they're hourly rate is respectable. But their cash flow is dismal.
Because they are working so hard that finding the time to actually take control of their money is impossible.
Invoices don’t get sent on time. Past due balances are ignored. Taxes aren’t done. And maybe worst of all, they have got dozens of recurring payments that go out automatically each and every month, and they have no idea what they are or if they are even using the programs they're paying for.
Sound familiar? I’m guilt of this too, but I took control of my finances and you can too. First don’t think you are alone, because sadly, that’s exactly what a lot of “successful” businesses look like. When you work at home, and you’re accountable to no one but yourself, it’s far too easy to let these little things slide until, like an avalanche, they have a devastating effect on your business.
The good news is, cleaning it up is easy, when you take the time to put some trusted systems in place.
Start with you're billing. What if you worked for a large corporation? Would they allow billing to fall behind or be willy-nilly? No, of course not and neither should you. Put your billing day on your calendar as an unbreakable appointment.
Log into a timekeeping app, generate your invoices, and click send. You’ll be done in a jiffy. Not only that, but most billing systems automatically send follow-up messages for unpaid invoices, so you don’t have to worry about tracking down those slow pays.
If your not ready yet for a timekeeping app or it doesn’t fit your business, start with PayPal invoicing. Then set a date monthly to batch invoices and also send all “past due” notices out. PayPal tracks invoices and is simple to use.
For your expenses, use a single system. That might be PayPal or a dedicated credit card or even your business checking account. Whatever it is, be sure it has a reporting feature that will allow you to send monthly statements to your accountant. At the end of every month, bundle that up with your sales report and your receipts, and send it off. When tax time rolls around, you’ll be sitting back with your feet up while everyone else scrambles to find documents and update they're accounting system.
If you do your own taxes (Bless to you!) then look for tools that will talk to each other easily. For example, you can download a Quickbooks file right from PayPal for super-fast reconciliation at the end of every month. That alone will save you hours of “doing the books” and get you back to doing what you love.
Just putting these simple systems in place can easily save you 10+ hours per month, but the even larger benefit is that the money work will get done. And honestly what that will do for your cash flow is priceless.
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