Jan 25, 2018
So by now you guys know I’m a huge advocate for getting things done, focusing on one thing and having huge ramifications and effects as a result. There are some simple questions that you can ask when your business begins to grow to help you to grow your business. For me, personally, the time to expand and grow your business, the time to put systems in to place is when you don’t have enough time. There’s money coming in but you don’t have the time to take on any more clients, allow any more business to flow in, have a minute in the day to yourself; that’s when it’s time to grow and hire staff; etc.
One thing I see time and time again is that people either don’t spend enough time in the trenches, getting to know their business or they don’t ever try to do what I ask you to do…
For a week or two, preferably two, every single day, every two hours, reflect. Reflect on how the last two hours were, what you got done, how efficient you were. Put what you got done into categories, so some examples might be…
Category A - £10 an hour tasks (replying to emails, doing some admin outreach)
Category B - £100 an hour tasks (at the moment you’re the one that needs to do it but someone could be trained)
Category C - £1,000 an hour tasks (No one else could have done it, they change the direction of the business)
The aim here is to, over time, get to the point where you’re doing category C tasks only.
Here’s some pertinent questions to help keep you from being distracting by the shiny objects. So ask yourself:
Does this task contribute to my one thing?
And when you get to the point in your business where you need to grow and expand, ask yourself the above and also:
Can I eliminate this task? Can I automate/delegate it?
And when you feel yourself getting distracted by something new. A new technique, a new process, a new way of doing things; ask yourself:
Does this fit in with my current strategy?
Do let me know how you get on guys. Would love to know if you have any questions around this. Comment, like and ask questions about the episode on iTunes. Jump in the Facebook Group Self Awareness with Duke and interact with the amazing souls we have in there.
Can’t wait to hear from you and see you in the next episode.
Have an awesome day.