Ever get so caught up looking for how you can save time, make more time and stretch the little amount of time you do have…? Welcome to the life of a seasoned entrepreneur.
In every business, there are things and tasks you do over and over again.
They are repetitive and routine, and – if you’re a slow learner like me – you might not have realized how you create your own personal system to save time.
But you’re actually using up more time.
Let me back this up and share what I mean:
It was a Sunday morning. I was trying to get caught up on some work that needed to be done. There were two things I did that made me stop and think – “Wait, why are you doing this right now?”
What were those two things?
One, I replied to a new coaching client and typed up the process for how we will work together and what they should expect. Then, I wrapped up a marketing plan, typing out two full pages of marketing ideas for one of my best clients.
That’s when I realized I was doing repetitive work. On a Sunday. And that repetitive work didn’t need to be done if I was capturing my methodology better. I was using up more time than necessary… and on the weekend too.
Things needed to change. And that’s exactly what happened.
Try This ONE THING To Get More Time Back:
If you do the same things over and over again and wonder if they’re repetitive, here’s what you can do to get more time back in the long-haul:
- Make a list of all of the things you explain to people in your business on a regular basis.
- Create a word document with the copy you use to do this.
- Get into the habit of pulling the information you need from that document, instead of typing it up every single time.
- Pay closer attention to the things you explain over and over and capture what they are in writing – so you can edit instead of create each time you need to send this copy to someone.
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No More Repetitive Tasks
This concept of capturing your process and repetitive tasks might sound super simple – and maybe you do this already. Maybe you’re already way more efficient than I am.
But if you’re not, here are a few of the items I came up with:
- Email copy to reply to someone who wants to schedule a call with me for new business.
- The email copy to a new client who is going to do a strategy session with me.
- That email copy to a new client that explains the process and what to expect.
- The marketing tactics for each social media channel.
- Print marketing strategies and tactics.
- Book marketing strategies.
- The program details for every program you offer so you don’t have to explain over and over again…
- Your bio: 75 words, 100 words, 200 words and full-length bio.
What tasks are you, the CEO and entrepreneur, doing over and over again – unnecessarily?
As a whole, business owners are all starved for time these days. My guess is you might be wasting time on repetitive tasks where you could create systems to save yourself time and free up more time.#BizTip. Ask yourself: what tasks are you, the CEO and entrepreneur, doing over and over again - unnecessarily? Stop doing those things. Here’s how. Click To Tweet
Small things add up. Your time is precious.
One more tip: you will be able to get some time back if you reduce your mindless scrolling on social media and, instead, created a specific checklist of what to do when you’re on there.
Tell me: what repetitive task are you going to capture and STOP doing?