Badass Is The New Black (Season 5) Episode #8 - 6 Ways to be More Productive In Your BusinessMar 22, 2023
Do you feel like you don’t have time for everything in your business? It’s a phrase that leaves your lips often, right? I don’t have time for that. Ugh I wish I had more time. I’m so busy. It’s not your fault because Society has us feeling rushed, overwhelmed, and like we don’t have time for anything fun. But I know there is a better way! So here are 6 ways to be more productive in you business so you can feel less stressed about all the things you have to do.
Let go of Perfection
Oh perfection! Are you a recovering perfectionist? Do you hate putting things out in the world unless they’re perfect?
I am not someone who identifies as a perfectionist. My motto is “done is better than perfect” yet even I find myself wasting time and slowing progress because I want it to be better.
I wanted to craft a new intro for my podcast for season five and I didn’t really know what to say, how I wanted to change it, what new music I might want. But I kept thinking “I couldn’t launch my podcast until I had this NEW intro” and so I kept dragging my feet. And Jan 1 came and went and no new season. Then I just decided “you know what screw it if I want to change the intro four episodes in. I’ll do it.” and it was at that moment that I decided that I am not going to let perfectionism get the best of me. So I sat down at my computer, and I recorded two podcasts back to back.
Sometimes you have to just embrace the Done is Better than Perfect motto to get it done.
Don’t let a lack of clarity stop you
This one gets me a lot because if I don’t have clarity on something, I really drag my feet. And so I can often be stopped dead in my tracks and not make any forward movement because I don’t have the exact clarity on what I’m doing. Maybe you don’t have clarity on who your ideal customer is and so you stop moving forward because you think you need to have that figured out before you move on.
Or you don’t have complete clarity on your first offer that you’re going to lunch and so you get stuck on moving forward with building your email list because you’re not even sure what you’re going to offer!
Or maybe you want to build a website but you have no idea what colors, fonts or the name of your business or what logo to do and so you just don’t really do anything.
We have all been there. done that. I still get stuck up on things when I don’t have clarity.
But here’s the deal. The worst thing that you can do when you don’t have clarity is to stop.
Because with action comes clarity.
Sometimes in order for us to get clear on anything we just have to take action
If it feels in line you are on the right track if it feels forced and then you’re able to make a shift if you need.
When it comes to your brand, the website that you start with today is not gonna be the same website that you have in a year’s time. In fact, many of our students for build a blissful business have started some kind of website but then they use the program to refine it and make it 100 times better.
Claire and I have updated our GROworkspace brand and website three times
For the KC brand I have updated the brand twice and adjusted the copy three or four times.
Because every time I take more action, I get more clarity.
So if you just start taking more action you can get more done.
Don’t try and tackle new tools without help from others
Lack of understanding can really hold us up and suck a lot of our time.
When we don’t understand how to do something, we might spend a lot of extra time trying to figure it out. We might spend a lot of extra time Soaking in the fact that we don’t understand and feeling less than or not enough. When there’s something that I don’t understand, instead of trying to slowly figure it out on my own I definitely connect with my network or tap into one of my coaches or find a program that’s going to walk me through. because if I can speed up the process to understand that’s gonna allow me to get more done in less time.
I know NOTHING about Media. Getting in the media, how to pitch to journalists. And So I said look, I don’t want to use all my time to figure this out on my own, So I joined a program where an EXPERT is going to teach me exactly what I need to know and put my infront of journalists.
These investments in our businesses matter.
When you can invest and help decrease the time to get from A to B you will be SO HAPPY!
YOu will get more time back with your family. Maybe speed up your revenue growth.
One of the biggest time sucks is trying to tackle something new ALLLLL on your own with no guidance.
Lean into Mercury Retrograde
Mercury retrograde happens 3 times a year and it’s when mercury appears as if it is going backward in its orbit.
It is said that these times in particular were traditionally associated with confusion, delay, and frustration.
The planet Mercury rules communication in all forms so during this time it can feel like things are moving slower, getting stuck even. it’s important to be extra flexible during this time and Give yourself extra time to double-check things that pertain to communication and technology.
Early this year we were promoting our done for your services, and we had a flood of people inquire about the services, and then it seemed like an absurd amount of them were having trouble communicating with us either they didn’t get an email from us or they no showed because they thought they communicated they needed to reschedule and it just felt like the process washaving some hiccups. So during this time we were able to fine-tune the process in the system around our done for your clients Which was beneficial in the grand scheme of things and has helped us save a TON of time. And our system is ON POINT now.
Instead of letting it create chaos, take a moment to reflect. Review what you are putting your energy towards to see if you need to make a shift.. For example, if family and friends are important to you but you are feeling like nothing is working out in that area, reflect on if you have taken on too much work to be able to focus your energy where it needs to be in that moment. This is what can cause things to feel even more out of alignment and like you are working really hard with little reward.
Just a heads up.
In 2023, Mercury will be in apparent retrograde motion during the following ranges of dates:
- December 28, 2022, to January 18, 2023
- April 21 to May 14
- August 23 to September 14
- December 13 to January 1, 2024
Please note that dates reflect Eastern Time U.S., not Universal Time.
Don’t worry about checking everything off on our to-do list
Oftentimes we make to-do lists and we put a ton of things on that list.
Then when it comes time to sit down and start working on your business, you start going through that list and you start doing all the things that might be a little bit easier, the Smaller projects. because if you get a lot done on your to do list then you’ll feel productive, RIGHT? And if you feel productive then you feel like you’re an inch closer to your goals.
But I want you to think beyond the term, productive, and beyond the “to-do list” and think about what is aligned, and what will make the most impact on your business.
Recently, I had 1 million things on my to-do list and I could have probably knocked out 10 things on my to-do list but instead, I decided to focus on one of those things which was an email out to our past BBB Students about our affiliate program.
We are re-launching our signature program in April, and I wanted to give our past students the opportunity to become an affiliate for the upcoming launch.
And this task ended up, taking me the entire working day.
And I could have felt incredibly unproductive because I literally got one thing done. But instead it was one thing that was going to make a huge impact on the business.
I emailed about 225 people to share this opportunity with them. If we even have 10% of those people sharing about this program in April that’s gonna make a huge impact on the business and hte lives that will be changed for the better.
So this need and desire to compare the amount of tasks completed with productivity has to go. It can actually sabotage our time and prevent us from using it incredibly effectively. So when you’re feeling the need to be productive, take a look at your list and circle the thing that’s going to have the most impact on your business or the greatest impact on your business and tackle that one first. And then let this expectation of being “incredibly productive” go.
Leverage your cycle to increase productivity
I recently started paying a lot more attention to my cycle, and when I am most productive and I seem to be the most creative when I’m ovulating.
And least energized when I am on my period.
One trick to get more time back in your day is to schedule more relaxed self-care resting days or tasks that take less creativity during your period. And schedule the things that are going to take a lot more creativity, like developing your program or batching your blogs or your podcasts. Save that for when you are ovulating. If you don’t know when you’re ovulating, I highly recommend that you start tracking your cycle to get an understanding of how long your cycle is so you can figure out ahead of time around when those times will be.
And if there is a shift in your cycle, find Grace in adjusting your calendar so that you can take a rest day or do something creative when needed.
For the guys out there I know nothing about your cycles so I’m not addressing any of that. Ha
These are just a FEW of ideas to help you be more productive. If you find yourself often saying “i don’t have time for that or I wish I had more time. Or feeling like you are stuck in your business, you want a better way to do things, you want to get more clarity on the things that you feel stuck on then I want to invite you to a BRAND NEW masterclass I am teaching next month on April 25th
In this masterclass I am going to tell you the 6-figure secret to doubling your leads and sales while spending most of your time with your family.
I will cover
- The sneaky hidden obstacle that prevents struggling business owners from turning their prospects into paying customers (and exactly what to do about it).
- The single greatest key to getting back 4 more hours each day while scaling your business to 6 figures and beyond. (Yes, that is actually possible for you!)
- How to confidently automate, streamline, and systemize your business without knowing a thing about technology.
To all the details and to register for this class go to thekrissychin.com/masterclass Please invite your entrepreneurial friends to this masterclass. It is going to be a game-changer for you and your business.
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