Would you like to immediately accelerate your results? No, I’m not talking about some “success shortcut” that will fix everything overnight.
Unless of course, you can adapt that quickly.
It’s something I have to remind myself of from time-to-time.
Now, before I share it with you.
What kind of person are you?
Are you the kind that focuses on just a few tasks that you know are your Highest Income Producing Activities?
Or, are you the DIY’er – or Do-It-Yourself’er? You know, the person doing all the web work, graphics, business card design, accounting and everything else in your business?
If the second person sounds more like you, let me guess and say, you’re struggling right?
I can relate. It’s tempting to do everything myself. I find the internet, business and technology endlessly fascinating.
I could spend hours learning about hosting, DNS and IP addresses. Just like I could spend hours learning about copywriting, video sales letters and many other forms of communicating my message.
But, I have to draw the line if I want to be successful.
I have to understand – and so do you – what my Highest Income Producing Activities are (and are not). And then I have to focus on performing them.
Remember, there are only two areas you should be focusing on in your business. Performing and Promoting. Everything else should fall aside.
I don’t mean don’t do them. Just delegate them to someone who’s job is ‘performing’ them.
Managing the complexities of a website is not most people’s skill. But some charge money for this. It’s what they ‘perform’ for money. Send it their way, they know a lot more about it then you do.
If you’re a coach; your core activities are coaching, speaking, creating product, networking, writing articles, making videos and other promotional activities. The rest needs to go.
I get tempted to do more than I care to admit. But when I ‘ask for help’ outside of my areas, my life gets infinitely easier.
About mid-morning, I send an email updating or reviewing others work – and then I get back to what I do best, my Highest Income Producing Activities.
Give it a try.
Look at your ‘to do’ list and then ask; “Does this involve performing or promoting my business?”
If the answer is NO, go to elance.com, odesk, craigslist.org or numerous other sites and give it to someone whose job it is to perform that work. Heck, you might even find someone to do it for five dollars.
And you’ll see more and more success start showing up in your life.
Give it a try – your inbox could use a little relief.