5 Ways To Stay Focused On Your Business – Part 2

Written by: Wendy Mak

 

In Part 1 of this post I talked about how so many of us start our businesses with gusto and then lose focus along the way.

It’s almost as if we feel lost – sometimes overwhelmed – at what to do next to get our business really off the ground!

(If you want a re-cap, click here to read Part 1 and find out about my first 2 tips – warning – I appear in my PJ’s in Part 1!!) 

Now let’s dive in to my final 3 tips.

 

 

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Accountability

This may not be a sexy word, but is hugely powerful.

Accountability is (literally) about getting someone that you are accountable to. When it’s just you working alone on your business, it’s easy to let timelines slip, focus on the projects that really aren’t a key priority or even procrastinate because there’s literally no one to answer to!

So find an accountability partner – a formal group or person that you coach or mentor with, or even just a buddy that you know – to give you that kick up the bum (when needed!) to keep going, stay focused and progress your business forward.

(If you’d like an affordable way to mentor with me directly, check out the Growth Club Mentoring Program. Every month, you, me and a bunch of other awesome women entrepreneurs jump on the phone together.

I’ll go deep on a rich learning topic to help you grow your business to 6-figures and we open the phone lines for accountability, questions, wins, support – anything you need! Find out more here!)

 

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Keep your goals & strategy visible

Your goals, your roadmaps or any plan of action should be strategic and visible in your day-to-day life.

Don’t tuck your goals and objectives away in a notebook. When your goals are (highly) visible, it’s harder to ignore and it’s much easier to remember what the Big Priorities are.

For instance, even though we’ve turned one of our rooms in to a lovely home office, I’ve still mounted a white-board (it’s actually a glass dining table top mounted on the wall) in my KITCHEN. As I’m in the kitchen a lot, it’s a constant reminder as to what I need to focus on.

 

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Old school sticky notes

Sticky (Post-It) notes are a great way to write down little actions and to-do’s.

However in today’s tech-ed up world, we’re switching to iPads or electronic notes.

But there’s nothing like having just two or three notes (you don’t want to clutter your workspace and lose the value of the notes) smack bang on your desk or computer….. There’s something so incredibly gratifying about completing the task on each one and being able to rip it off, throw it in the bin and think to yourself DONE.

It’s often the little accomplishments that keeps us going!

 

Share the love!

Did you enjoy this post? Please share or like it and come on down to the comments area. Tell me – do you have a mentor or accountability partner? If you do – has it helped and if you don’t – do you think you need one or do you feel it’s not necessary??

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By | 2017-09-18T08:07:16+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Grow Your Biz, Start Your Biz|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Nicky September 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Great tips Wendy. Accountability – mmm something for me to think about. It certainly would motivate me.

    • Wendy Mak September 24, 2014 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Thanks Nicky!!! Yes accountability is a huge motivator 🙂 xxx

  2. Lyn September 21, 2014 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I’m going back to writing plans, goals n dreams back on paper n sticking it up somewhere. I used to do this when I wanted to purchase my first ‘home’.

    • Wendy Mak September 24, 2014 at 9:18 am - Reply

      Nice!!! Sometimes old school (paper stuck somewhere) is the most effective xxx

  3. Andrea @ Sublime Finds September 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Super great tips Wendy. I am a shocker for staying in my pjs… and in the pj mood! Accountability is such a good point to. People say the life an an entrepreneur can be a lonely one… but I hadn’t thought through to what that means when noone’s there asking when you’ll be meeting that deadline. I need to find my accountability person! Thanks for the nudge! x

  4. Caroline McMillan October 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Great tips Wendy. I find if I use a notebook( and more than one !!!) this is not visual enough for me. I don’t stay in my PJ’s but I DO get distracted BIG TIME.

    • Wendy Mak October 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      I’m with you Caroline – I am SO EASILY distracted!!! Great to hear from you as always xx

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