How To Market Consistently When You Have NO Time

  • Companies with active blogs receive 97% more leads (Content+ 2013)
  • 74% of consumers prefer to receive commercial communications via email (Merkle) and email marketing has an ROI of 4,300% (Direct Marketing Association).
  • Social media sites and blogs reach 8 out of 10 of all U.S. Internet users. (Content Marketing Institute)

You know you need to market consistently. You have the best intentions of doing so, But you find yourself constantly distracted by the phone ringing, email piling up, invoices to send, clients to help, voicemails to return and the paper that is growing out of your desk.

What’s a busy guy or gal to do?

Here are 5 ways you can market your business consistently when you have NO time: Read more about How To Market Consistently When You Have NO Time

3 Easy Ways to Absolutely Crush Your Daily Task List

Staying focused and blocking out distractions is easier said than done. In addition to the myriad of requests, messages and tasks that have to be handled each day, you also have to fight against your own bad habits and tendencies. Figuring out what works for you can be a process of trial and error, OR you can adopt strategies that are tried and true.

Following are 3 valuable tips on how to replace time-wasting activities with new habits that will empower you to be more productive, more focused and more effective during your work day: Read more about 3 Easy Ways to Absolutely Crush Your Daily Task List

Turn Your Limited Time Into MORE Income

Time=money. Are you choosing to act accordingly?

Ask any entrepreneur what their main goal is and you can be sure that increasing income is at the top of the list. Let’s face it. There will always be bills to pay, saving accounts to pad, vacations to plan – you name it – and just about all of it requires money.

So what’s a busy entrepreneur to do? You do what most small business owners do. You work harder. You raise your fees, repackage your services, work more hours to bring on more clients – and find yourself overwhelmed and still underpaid.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. There is a much simpler way to increase your income. It has far less to do with working harder and everything to do with being smarter about how you spend your time. Read more about Turn Your Limited Time Into MORE Income

Focus Now – 3 Tips to Channel Your Energy and Get Your Work Done!

step by stepCan you relate to this:

“How do I train myself to be able to focus like a laser and do things in a step-by-step process that makes sense?”

This is an excellent question because left un-checked; this habit will create a never-ending cycle of wasted time, wasted effort and unfinished projects that lead to an unprofitable business.

If you’re struggling with this challenge, here’s what you need to do: [Read more…]

7 Simple Ways to Beat Procrastination

You know the feeling. You’re sitting at your computer watching the cursor blink. You haven’t gotten a single thing done. You’ve worried about an important client project, all of the phone calls you need to return and made are making mental notes about the errands you need to run. You just can’t seem to stay focused long enough to complete any of the critical tasks in front of you.

Take a break and try these counterintuitive ways to get back on track and knock tasks off your to do list.

 

 

 

 

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Get the Facts: How Multitasking Is Hurting Your Business

Skype is open. Instant message programs are pinging. Your unread email count is rising. Your browser has 8 tabs open. There are 5 documents open on your desktop. Your calendar alerts are popping up and you stop to send a quick text. Sound familiar? You probably think you’re being efficient, but you’re not. Multitasking is a big mistake and it’s hurting your productivity. Which in turn is hurting your profits.

Consider these startling statistics that highlight the negative effects of multitasking:

  • Multitasking leads to as much as a 40% drop in productivity.  (Bergman, P. (2010, May 20). How (and why) to stop multitasking. Harvard Business Review.)
  • The estimated cost of interruptions to the American economy is nearly $650 billion a year. (Jonathan B. Spira, chief analyst at Basex, a business-research firm)
  • Multitasking causes a 10% drop in IQ. (Bergman, P. 2010, May 20. How (and why) to stop multitasking. Harvard Business Review.)

The scientific evidence against multitasking is overwhelming. Consider the evidence: Read more about Get the Facts: How Multitasking Is Hurting Your Business

5 Steps to Banishing Distraction and Procrastination

Procrastination and distraction instantly derail your efforts to grow your business and achieve your goals. Follow these five steps to banish distraction and work more efficiently:

Step 1 – Get honest with yourself.

distracted while workingThis step is hard for most people. It can be difficult to admit that you’re not focused – but it’s essential to get real about the situation. This isn’t about judging yourself or beating yourself up. Your goal is to be more efficient and more productive, so take a deep breath and ask, “Where am I procrastinating or getting distracted?”

Make a list of the projects you seem to avoid. Pause and notice when you feel the urge to goof off on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other diversions. Notice what you are working on when you get distracted. In contrast, think about what you are working on when you get in the flow. When does time seem to fly by? You can use this evaluation to become more aware of your work habits.      Read more about 5 Steps to Banishing Distraction and Procastination

10 Time Management Tips That Get REAL Results!

This guest post was written by my good friend Liz Dennery-Sanders. Liz wants you to build your brand with style. As the CEO of Dennery Marks Inc., a brand development and celebrity outreach firm, she founded SheBrand, to help female entrepreneurs build powerful personal brands, attract more clients and position themselves as authorities in their industries. You can reach her directly at info@shebrand.com or www.shebrand.com.

We all have a million demands on our time. None of us are immune to meetings, email, voice mail, deadlines, doctor’s appointments, bills to pay, kids to pick up, etc. But if you’re not taking an active role in how you spend your time, then you’re allowing life to spend you.

It’s almost too easy to let life take control and run away with the little bit of time you have left in your calendar. If you allow it, your time will get eaten up by a gazillion things that have nothing to do with what you value.

As I’ve built my businesses over the past 12 years, I find that I’m always looking for the best time management tools and hacks. Remember, focused intention + action = massive results. Self management is the key to making this equation work for you.

Here are my 10 best tips – the ones that continue to work for me and produce REAL results:      Read more about 10 Time Management Tips That Get REAL Results!

Be More Successful in Your Business, Even If You Have A Short Attention Span

If you have ever said (or thought)  “I don’t have time to market my business”, this quick 4 minute audio will completely change your perspective and give you simple strategies you can implement TODAY! It’s all about focus. Even if you have an attention span the size of flea (like I do!) you CAN focus, market effectively every day and increase your profits. Check it out:

Here are the major take aways:      [Read more…]

Tame Your Time-Wasters to Boost Your Productivity

If you work for yourself , and especially if you work from home, you are probably inundated with time-wasters and distractions. While it may seem like checking Facebook throughout the day or reading your email all the time may seem like it’s only robbing you of a few minutes here and there, it’s likely that you’re more distracted then you might think. And, even if you are wasting just a few minutes a day, added up weekly, monthly, or annually, that can be a lot of your time. And lost time equals lost revenue. This is why it’s critical that you reduce your distractions. Notice that I didn’t say remove – in many cases, it’s not always possible to completely remove your distractions – but we can get them under control. Here’s how: [Read more…]