“It’s just so hard to work on and in your business at the same time.”

There are two tricks to being able to keep the tactical and the strategic sides of your business going in parallel.

by | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 comments

“It’s just so hard to work on and in your business at the same time.”⠀

Yeah, it is.

So stop trying to do them at the same time.

There are two tricks to being able to keep the tactical and the strategic sides of your business going in parallel.

One, which is unlikely to surprise you, is to create a schedule, like actually in your calendar, where you hold a certain block of time each week (at least a couple of hours, preferably a day) that is absolutely, unapologetically dedicated to your strategic projects.

Not your admin work.
Not your busy work.

Strategic work. All the things that move you forward and nudge you towards that next milestone.

Great, so that’s scheduled and you’re going to covet and protect that like your mom’s silverware at your teenaged house party. Right?

The second trick to staying current on your strategic activities is to plan your work down to the task level, so that you can accomplish it within a couple of hours, max.

This way, you never have to roll into that precious scheduled time and spend the first half hour poring through scribbles on post-it’s and in notebooks to remember what you thought you might work on today.

Nope, that’s productivity suicide.

My clients go through a rigid planning process that I am sure makes their eyes bleed at the time but allows them to be super duper extra disciplined with their time.

The results? Well, they speak for themselves…

40% growth in monthly revenue for the last three months straight.

Reached half of last year’s total revenue in the first two months of this year already.

Built a whole new program in two weeks.

Doubled program pricing and sold one two hours later.

Reached product sales goals within two months.

And the list goes on…

Every single one of these results are real, friends. Want the references? I’m happy to chat. (If you’re one of those listed, take credit in the comments!)

You see, it’s not me who did this for them. They did it themselves. But they had a plan and the discipline to stick to it by focusing on small, achievable wins.

Tell me in the comments…

Where can you start focusing your time in bite-sized pieces?

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