how to get things done

How To Get Things Done

A few years back I was really, really tired all the time. I was working constantly. I was out of shape. I wasn’t eating well. I gained some weight, and I really wanted to do something about it.

I hired a personal trainer.

Not only did I hire a personal trainer, I gave her enough money up front for us to work together for a full year.

Why would I do something so crazy? 

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Do you ever wonder why people hire people to help them do something they already know how to do in their business?

Simple, it’s how to get things done.

If I did not hire the personal trainer a few years back and was left to my own devices – even though I knew what I needed to do – nothing was going to change. I needed somebody to hold me accountable. I needed somebody to show up and do the work with me. I needed somebody to help me overcome resistance. I needed somebody to help me to get to where I wanted to go faster.

That’s why people hire people to help them do what they already know how to do in their business. When you work with a business coach, consultant, or advisor that person helps you stay the course. They help you overcome resistance. They help you with problem-solving. They help you with accountability. They help you to celebrate your progress, and they help you to accomplish your goals in a timelier manner.

Just because you know how to do something in your #business, doesn’t mean you’re the one to do it. Click To Tweet

Using our time and resources wisely is the basic premise of how to get things done. That means knowing when it’s more cost and time efficient to have someone else do the things you know how to do. I know how to post my own blogs, but I have employees who do that for me. Why? Because even though I know how to use WordPress, my time is better spent on things that only I know how to do – the coaching, consulting, and strategizing that make up the bulk of my business. I don’t have employees respond to my comments on my blog – I do that myself. Why? Because if something I’ve written resonates with you enough for you to leave me a comment, I’m going to respect you enough to be the one to reply!

As your business grows, the key to how to get things done is to make sure the right person is doing the right thing – and that right person is not always you.

That’s how to get things done. Be prepared to hire people to help you do some of the things that you already know how to do. You may be surprised to find those people also help build your confidence and overcome resistance.

Tell me, what is something that you know how to do, that you could hire someone to do more efficiently for your business? I want to know what it is and I want to know what you’re going to do about it. I can’t wait to read all of your answers and see what kind of action you’re going to take!


5 thoughts on “How To Get Things Done”

  1. Great post, Lisa! I need help with setting up writing programs through my business website. I know what I want, but I’m not tech savvy enough to do it myself. I’m looking for someone who can help me set up the programs and automate the process from landing pages to email automation.

  2. Thanks for another great video! To answer your question – I starting seeing a psychologist again to help me with my mindset and removing the barriers that have been holding me back and draining me of my energy. I’ve also just completed two new certifications (yay me!) that have helped me learn the skills that I felt I was lacking as a personal trainer. And finally I’m 3 weeks in to a 1 year mentoring program that will help me put these new skills and techniques into practice in order to become a more client-centred coach. I’m doing this because building relationships with my clients and becoming a more results-driven coach is really important to me! PS. I’m reading a book that goes along well with this topic called The Power of Less 🙂

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Lisa Larter

Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.

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