Summer is here and let's face it, productivity probably isn't at the top of your list. I totally get it, the whole world (at least on Facebook!) seems to be out sunning in the South of France and you're stuck at your desk. Want a way to cheer yourself up? Accomplish something amazing and then reward yourself with an even better vacation down the road!
1. Be realistic. How much mojo do you really have to accomplish a ton right now? If summer is when your energy wanes, embrace the natural cycle. I'm not saying that you should totally check out, but there's nothing wrong with clearly defining a time to check out (especially from tech!) to recharge your batteries.
2. Take advantage of the season. I have OFTEN cleaned up (business-wise, NOT remotely on the housekeeping front) during summer months when my competition might be a little slower to respond to potential clients. Just because it "feels" like no one is working, doesn't mean they aren't. Use it as a time to up your game or respond faster.
3. Spring cleaning in July! I use summer's slightly slower pace to get projects done that I can’t get a handle on during the rush and gush of regular life, to do things like clean out the warehouse, pitch stuff we no longer need, relabel boxes, and get a lot more efficient.
4. Take advantage of the labor pool! There are PLENTY of kids who are looking to make money and even the little ones home for the summer can be at good sitting in front of the shredding machine!
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
Not too long ago, I said that owning a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus! And don't be too proud to put yourself out there when you're marketing your business!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Being Productive - Tip #1
"Focus in small chunks, master a nugget, take a break and come back to it the next day."
Being Productive - Tip #2
"Be forgiving of yourself and others."
Being Productive - Tip #3
"Change is not always fun but in order to run a profitable business, you've got to course correct, constantly."
What methods have helped you be more productive? Share your tips in the comments below!
Have you revised your business plan lately? What's your plan for financial success? Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! And, if you want more business tips, get my book, But Are You Making Any Money? or contact me to really take your business to the next level!
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