You’re building your business on the side while working a full or part time job and your struggling with prioritizing because there’s so much to do, right?
Some days you lack motivation. Other days you’re being pulled in many different directions. And most days you fall into the “well, I have something to fall back on” mindset. Which let me tell you is the a killer to someone that wants, needs and desires to build a business or legacy in their life.
So you try your hardest to get tasks completed, but your kids needs, or dinner needs to be made, or God forbid there’s an emergency you simply have to deal with at that moment.
Now I know that sounds a bit dramatic, but it could happen. But most often what happens is you finally sit down to work on your business, and an email dings on your computer, or you receive a new message on Facebook, or someone calls or texts you instead of focusing on the task in front of you, you wind up scattered and trying to multitask. Or worse you end up loosing momentum and quit all together.
Then the guilt kicks in because instead of getting that task completed, you wasted time on other non important activities and missed out on spending time with your kids or family. It sucks!
I’ve been there…I know how you feel. You are not alone.
Most people think the hot new planner or following a to-do list will resolve this problem. But if you want to know the truth, here it is…
My productivity and time management issues didn’t cease until I created the MPLAN: Marketing Vision and Content Plan & My Planning Routine and followed it. And got totally clear on three things.
So lets focus today on how to get these three things in order and create clarity in your day so that the road your taking leads you to your desired outcomes, which for most of us focuses on creating content and marketing our businesses.
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How often do you sit down in front of your computer with every intention to tackle a project only to feel absolutely paralyzed?
This is more common than your think with creatives and entrepreneurs. We have so many ideas running through our minds but lack the clarity to get those ideas from mind to paper.
Content Clarity comes from creating and following a plan, leaving no room for idle time. When you know with certainty what needs to be done, it’s easier to tackle it, and avoid distraction.
Plan of Action/Strategy
“Planning is the central factor in all time management success stories. it is a roadmap to accomplishment and an exercise in freedom. Planning leads to results, for it gives us control over out most valuable resource — time.
Once your clear on what your trying to create, then it’s time to create a plan to make it happen. The type pf plan you create is up to you. But choose one that is readily available and visible so you don’t lose track of your objectives.
Some examples of plans that will help you follow your strategy are:
Content Calendar – A Content Calendar is a great resource to track your content for the entire year and create a clear vision. A benefit of using the Content Calendar is the ability to know precisely what needs to be created each and every day.
Content Map – Another great resource is to create a Content Map. A content map can be used for several reasons. One is to keep track of your topic ideas. Another purpose for the content map is to manage your product and/or service goals.
Ultimately a content map will help you keep your content ideas more manageable. For more on creating a content map click here to read Six Revisions article on How to Create Content Maps for Planning Your Website’s Content
Have you ever heard this quote by Lewis Carroll…”when you don’t know where you’re going, any road may take you there.” This is a scary thought in my opinion. It “May” take you there?
I want to know that my daily, weekly and monthly activities are taking me down the right road. The road I want to go down. And I’m sure you do to.
In order to stay on that road you must start and maintain the habit of consistency. Lets talk about habits for a moment. Habits are defined as a settled tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. So in order to make consistency a habit you must do it often. Even if it means taking one small step each and every day to get you closer to your desired outcome, then thats what needs to happen. I like the end of this definition… one that is hard to give up.
So let what your working toward be hard to give up.
Then after you complete it, reward yourself.
The Weekly and Daily Vision Plan Book and worksheets were created in conjunction with the MPLAN to eliminate multitasking and create a plan of action for your daily and weekly activities. When used together, the Daily and Weekly Vision plans will eliminate your overwhelming feelings of having a lack of concentration and get you better centered around your priorities.
Because when you have no idea what to work on you end up working on nothing at all.
The MPLANNER Course will break down your Marketing and Content activities as follows:
1. Get clear and know you audience.
2. Know your audience needs and align them with your products.
3. Create themes for your content
4. Create your social media plan
5. Create your content map
6. Create your action plan (strategy plan of attack!)
7. Create your monthly marketing calendar
8. Track/Monitor your progress
9. Take Massive Action Daily
You will go from not knowing where to start to having a complete and cohesive plan to refer to right at your finger tips.
Concluding, focus on content clarity, a plan of attack and consistent action and you’ll be well on your way to achieving the business you desire.
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