Measure What Matters
What is it that you really want in your business right NOW. Do you want to grow your list size, month to date profit, open rate on emails, or something else? If you want to get anywhere the first step is to have clarity on where you are going.
The second step is to develop a system for tracking it and follow that system fanatically. You will be amazed at what a difference it makes to simply pay attention in a conscious way to the thing you are trying to change.
Focus on ROI - Not Just Passion
Yes, following your heart is important. But sometimes we can get so caught up in doing so, that we forget about the bottom line. We must make sure our efforts are not just busywork, but will also help us achieve profit. Equally important is to focus on our energy on marketable ideas and plans. Once we bring in enough revenue, it makes it much easier to have the freedom to experiment.
If you are not sure what will give return on investment, then check out Pat Flynn's new book "Will It Fly" for a great system for validating your ideas.
Take Consistent Action Every Day
Build business muscles (akin to core muscles) that help you leverage your time and talent. That consistent exercise really makes a difference when we apply it every single day.
• Use our heads to problem solve and not get overwhelmed or carried away
• Use our bodies to ground and increase our confidence when needed
Allow for Iterations (the spiral) - don’t wait to be ready, don’t work for perfection, allow yourself to grow into your role. Know that it is okay to jump in and get started even if you don't feel ready. My book was something I did, even though I didn't feel ready. Now I am updating the cover and other things for the next iteration. But in the meantime I am able to start seeing success because I created something and got it out there!
Know Your Strengths
Don't bother trying to prop up your weaknesses. Know what they are and find other people who shine in those areas. Instead, find your strengths. Kolbe A Index and Strengths Finder 2.0 are both great resources! (See Nancy's special offer below to maximize the value of these.)
Are You Ready to Get Your Power On?
During our mastermind breakout session we discussed the following questions:
a. How do you best achieve your business goals currently? what are you already doing that’s working well? (consistent action, speaking, making calls, writing blog posts, networking, etc.)
b. Is there anything you need to shift? get more education about? Focus on something a little different?
c. Do you need to “sharpen up” or “loosen up”? Many of us may be lax in one area and overly hard on ourselves in another area. Where do you need to tighten, where could you benefit from relaxing?
Step 1: Visit the resources page at NancyJonker.com and find a link to StrengthsFinder 2.0 and my affiliate link to KolbeA (provides me a small commission).
Step 2: Contact me for a complimentary 30 minute consult to review your KolbeA and StrengthsFinder 2.0 results. Be sure to sign up for my “3 Tips to Supercharge your Confidence”! This offer is available until May 31 - so don't wait!