Teresia LaRocque, MCC, is Canada’s first Master Certified Coach and co-founder of ICF Vancouver. Over the past 20 years, she has been a key player in developing the coaching industry in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada.
In this latest mentor session, Susan (www.czcoaching.com) identifies the one thing that will make the biggest difference in leveraging her time and maximizing the various business opportunities she is attracting.
Teresia LaRocque, MCC, business building mentor shows how taking 15 minutes to laser focus can make a big difference in your business success. This mini session will help you learn how embracing the habits of blocking and planning your time will increase your focus, productivity, and efficiency as an entrepreneur.
If we had a hidden camera to spy on the lives of 10 entrepreneurs it is a good chance most of them would exhaust us just by watching their day. The thing is, most entrepreneurs get stuck in a mode of reacting to things- catching and dealing with whatever comes up. The phone rings, they answer it. An email comes in, they respond immediately. A co-worker has a problem, they're on it.
While this may seem to be a good idea in the moment, at the end of the day they feel scattered and unproductive. Can you relate?
And when this continues over time, profits, motivation, and quality of life suffer a great deal.When people don't see results, we tend to lose interest. Loss of enthusiasm eventually leads to total burnout, both personally and professionally.
The only way out of this situation is to make the decision to be deliberate with your time and attention. No more reacting to whatever comes your way! It's time to set up your day in a way that ensures that the most important things get done - always. And the best way to get yourself into this mode is to do some planning.
Michael Gerber, the renowned author of The E-Myth, talks about working ON the business, not just IN it... and that's exactly what we're telling you to do. Not once, not periodically - habitually. This is a mission-critical skill for ongoing business success.
Break down your big-picture goals into 4 achievable parts and establish quarterly goals that will support your annual goals. Each quarter, revisit your goals and assess your progress, then set or adjust your goals for the coming quarter.
3. Monthly: Identify monthly priority projects.
Erickson Business Center Challenge: Block out time NOW to 'work" on your business? What planning habits will you commit to?
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