Cre8te a Routine that Wins: 8 Things to Focus on Monthly
A lot of people ask me how do I get so much done in one day. In my answer are processes and structure. As an entrepreneur, it's easy to get out of the habit of having processes and structure if you once worked in Corporate America, or for someone else. So the best thing you can do as you start to build your own business structure is to figure out your end goals and set practices in place that will help achieve these goals weekly monthly quarterly and of course daily.
Now is the time to start identifying your goals for next month. Are you being consistent? It takes daily dedication and clear organization to achieve the results want. When you get this routine down it will help push your business forward so you are not running in circles.
I've got 8 things you should focus on weekly to meet your goals each month.
The first thing is to be consistent at verbally communicating to your audience. With social media being at the top of the list you also want to make sure you don't forget about consistent email practices and how do you show up when you are actually face-to-face. Having these best practices in place takes time for organization and well-thought-out content.
The second thing we should focus on weekly is a clear brand promotion for your website. As you create your promotional marketing calendar, make sure you are clearly promoting the same communication on your website. This will help keep things clear for your clients and future customers when they see your social media post and then click to access the website link. You don't want to have two different messages and send your viewer on a wild-goose chase. So be consistent.
3. Sales and revenue. Make sure that you are focusing weekly on your cell skulls. As you look at the big picture for the month you'll need to adjust and react throughout the weeks in between to make sure you hit your target goal. For example, if you need to add more promotional posts so you can get more visibility then you need to do that to make up sales. If something is working really really well, then make sure you make a note of that on your calendar so that next month you can repeat that process, or in the following year know what was going on that cause that spike in Revenue.
4. Back-end systems. As you go along as a new business owner make sure you're documenting what your processes are so that you have a business structure. Shortly as your team begins to grow from an entrepreneur of 1/2 to a team of five. You'll have communication and directive to give to those people who are taking on those responsibilities to assist in the growth of your business.
5. Customer service. Make sure every week you are showing some love to your customers and clients. Don't forget about them in the meantime it's great to give a shout out on social media, send a direct message. Or create a weekly or monthly email blast that just says thank you for your business. And make sure that you are answering their questions and giving them exactly what they need to know that you are available to help with their problems.
6. Planning for the next month. Make sure you are consistently updating your calendar from week to week. If things fall through the cracks or if you need to shift your priorities, make sure you are updating the next month's calendar to reflect these changes if they don't fit into the month’s workload. This way you don't overlook tasks and projects and you can sign off on them week-to-week before the month ends.
7. Time management and batch work. Use your time wisely guys. It's imperative to plan everything and give it a date and a time and then identify what tasks specifically you are going to complete within that time frame. That's working means planning to do a group of one specific task in one sitting. For example, shooting training videos. Producing your products. Scheduling your social media. These are all good things that you can spend your time wisely on and stay ahead of the game.
8. Celebrate the Win. I know I keep saying this. but it's a critical reminder especially in the beginning phases of building your business every little giant small humongous outrageous when is equally worth celebrating. No matter what is going on on Fridays or Sundays or Mondays pick a day and make sure you reflect on all of the things that you have overcome and intentionally celebrate those wins. Because you are doing great things and it deserves your attention.
Entrepreneurship is challenging but as you mature in your role as CEO, you learn how to navigate through all sides and aspects of running your business. And the more Focus you put on running your business, the less it feels like your business is running you. So take advantage of these 8 things to focus on month-to-month so that you can achieve your goals and when big.
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