Action Bring Clarity is a phrase I heard while listening to my morning podcasts.
I used to lament not having enough time to listen to podcasts until I started exercising.
Now, each morning I tie the laces on my shoes, connect my headphones to my phone, select a random podcast, and GO!
This particular episode was an interview with Joe Boggess and his wife Pei by Kathleen Gage of the Power Up for Profits Podcast. As they shared how they built one of the top podcasts on iTunes, ReLaunch, Pei mentioned at the 27:07-minute mark…
Listen Pei Boggess of #RELAUNCH as she shares how Action Brings ClarityClick To Tweet
“Sometimes we feel like well I don’t feel like I have the clarity of who my target audience should be what my business should be about but one thing I’ve been reminding myself is Action Brings Clarity. So when you step forward, you get to see more.”
Working from home has its benefits
- No one is looking over your shoulder.
- You get uninterrupted (hopefully) time to focus on productive work.
- You set your own hours.
- You don’t have to work 8-hours a day or even 5-days a week.
But, sometimes working alone narrows your view kind of like a fish in a bowl.
You only know the bowl and swim in circles day in and day out.
You’re only focused on today and the tasks in front of you.
You rarely see into next week, next month, or next quarter.
Being busy leaves very little time to think let alone evaluate whether what you’re doing daily is moving your business toward growth or toward stagnation.
Working with a virtual team has many benefits one being Increased Clarity. This is because clarity comes from action. Your team will keep you accountable to the actions you need to take daily to reach your goals.Your team will keep you accountable to the actions you need to take daily to reach your goals.Click To Tweet
You’ll have a new set of eyes to review your routine tasks and see how they play into the bigger picture of your business.
You’ll have an extra set of hands to help with the behind-the-scene tasks of managing a business.
Consider these questions as you begin to clear the clutter and see your vision again.
- Do you really need to handle the routine tasks of your business?
- When was the last time you evaluated the tasks in your business?
- How are they working?
- What are the results?
- How much time do they take?
- Do you live by the seat of your pants?
- Are you someone who switches up projects and goals like the latest shoe style?
- Do you spend a lot of time on designing your logo and website and little time connecting with leads and following up?
- Are there tasks you can delegate or even let go?
- Are you the best person for the job?
When clients tell me…
“I feel overwhelmed”
“I don’t know what to do next”
“I know I need an assistant, I just don’t know what to have you do”
“It’s so time-consuming to interview, hire, and train an assistant. I can do it faster myself.”
Clarity for Procrastinators
I like to share my Clarity for Procrastinators video.
In it, I share a simple 3-step strategy to stop the overwhelm to focus on your money task.
While watching the video follow along with the workbook. Once done, fill out the worksheet.3-step strategy to stop the overwhelm to focus on your money taskClick To Tweet
Track Your Time and Tasks
Here’s an exercise that will open your eyes to how long things actually take you.
- Download this Time Tracking Sheet
- Write down each task you do for your business as well as the time it takes to complete it
- Note whether the task is repetitive (daily, weekly, monthly)
- Can the task be delegated?
- Can the task be automated?
- Is the task necessary or can it be deleted?
- How long would it take to train someone to do this task?
Action Brings Clarity – So when you step forward, you get to see more. – Pei Boggess
Now, let me invite you to a virtual cup of tea. Let’s chat about you and your favorite non-business activity or pastime.
Mine is watching Korean Dramas on the weekends. ^_^
P.S. Let me know if the tips in this article help you in any way by leaving a comment below. ^_^
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