It has been a while since I have written a blog post, since I have been well… disorganized!
With some health issues, and crappy weather, and just a lot going on, I have let business life slip through the cracks a little bit. Let’s be honest, this can happen to all of us at times, and life priorities shift and change with time.
I am starting to feel a bit more normal, and it is time to get back to some semblance of organization, so that I can manage the many things going on all at once. I’m currently running this business and Magpie Bath still, as well as a new venture with a friend called InstaBrunch, planning a wedding, and working full time. When you have that much on the go, it is very important to have a clear picture of where you want to go with each venture, and a solid plan of how to get there.
When you are feeling frantic and disorganized, nothing will get done. My advice is to schedule some time when you will have no interruptions, and make a plan. Find a quiet space, light a nice candle or something to set the mood and relax you, or make you feel energized. Grab an amazing planner, and your favourite pen (or a scheduling app on your phone or computer that you like) and grab yourself a coffee or tea in a mug that makes you feel unstoppable.
Here are some products you might enjoy for these purposes:
Make yourself a list of goals for the first venture. What do you want to accomplish? Next make a detailed to-do list of what it will take to get there, how much time you need to alot each day or week. What small steps can you take now? What bigger tasks, or tasks outside your wheelhouse can you hire out, or outsource? Are there any new skills you will need to learn in order to accomplish the tasks?
When you break everything down into bite-sized chunks, it makes it much easier to accomplish, and you stop feeling so overwhelmed.
You can repeat these steps with each new venture or task.
-If something on your list will take less than 5 minutes, DO IT NOW!
-Do income producing tasks first. The goal in business is to make money, so start there, and leave the boring administrative tasks or other things you feel you HAVE to to until last (you will be surprised how many of these things you can actually avoid doing altogether, or how little value they might be adding to your business)
-Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You don’t need (or want) to learn everything, so start with tasks you know you aren’t good at, or don’t like to do, and outsource those, so that you can focus on growing your business.