creating a life you love!
business, entrepreneurship, management, virtual assistant

Creating a life you love!

If you’re feeling unsatisfied with your life, here are 3 tips, to help you create a life you’ll love.

Creating a life I love has been a major focus for me the last 6 months. I have done a lot of self-actualization and work, and I am going to share three tips I’ve used to help me create a life I love.

  1. Tune out the noise.  – For many of us we were told that going to college and getting a degree was the only way to be successful in life. I graduated with my Masters Degree last year, and I was moving up in my career. I should have been happy. But, it didn’t take me long to figure out that I was moving in a direction that wasn’t true to myself. I started to tune out the noise. And by that, I mean I started to get real with myself about what I wanted. Not what I thought everyone else expected of me.
  2. Be happy with what you have right now. – This lesson has been a long hard lesson for me.  Being happy with right now is important so you can open yourself up for what is to come.  Being happy with your current situation doesn’t mean you don’t work towards your goals. It means that you are happy in the moment. If you’re unhappy now, you’ll be unhappy after you achieve your goals and that is a real downer.
  3. Practice positive affirmations. – Positive affirmations are a great way to reprogram your mind to be happy with the
    now. It also helps you create a positive mindset which impacts your decision-making skills, and your ability to handle difficult situations. With that amount of negativity, you experience daily through the news and other people, feeding your mind, body, and soul with positivity can be very productive. I want to note that this is even more important if you’ve faced a lot of tragedy in life such as abuse. You’ve gotta keep pushing positivity to the front of your mind.

Start practicing these three things and you’ll see changes start to happen in your life for the better. Also, check out our video on YouTube!  COMMENT BELOW and tell me about a time you achieved a goal, but you were still unhappy.

How to Stop Procrastinating and Be More Productive
business, entrepreneurship, productivity, productivity tips for entrepreneurs, stop procrastinating, work from home

How to Stop Procrastinating and Be More Productive

Being productive means different things to different people. Whether it’s starting your own business, finishing a college degree or just getting more done in a day, then this post is for you. Here are four ways to stop procrastinating and be more productive.

1. Determine your goal

You spent all day watching Netflix on a Saturday, but you know you need to finish an assignment for school or work on a website for your business? To combat procrastination and increase productivity you need to identify your big goal. Are you working on a graduate degree? Then that paper is one step closer to reaching your goal of graduating. Do you need to work on a website for your business? The end goal of having the website for your business is to draw customers in so you can create the life you want. So, spending an hour working on your website versus watching the latest episode of the Real Housewives, is a more productive use of your time.

2. Know your why

Why are you trying to achieve a graduate degree? Why do you want a promotion at work? Whatever the goal is you need to know your why. Do you need the degree to make a career change? Are you ready to transition into working for yourself, and you need a website so you can let the world know about your business? Knowing your why will help keep you motivated in working towards the big picture.

3. Identify the little steps and block off your time.

What steps do you need to take to reach your goal? If you are seeking a promotion at work what steps do you need to take to get that promotion? Do you need to increase your sales or the hours you work? Make a plan and block off time on your calendar to make it happen.

4. Get Excited

Now, you may not be excited about having to work on your website, finish an assignment for school, or work extra hours, but surely you will be excited when your website is done or you get a promotion at work which typically means more money!!!! Get excited about the big goal. It will help you stay motivated when the procrastination tries to sneak in. Let the excitement of the end goal fuel you to complete those small tedious tasks when you’re simple not in the mood.

 

Productivity Tips for Entrepreneur's
calendar blocking, entrepreneurship, productivity, productivity tips for entrepreneurs, system automation

Productivity Tips for Entrepreneur’s

There are some days we all wish we had just an extra hour…or 5 in a day. The fact of the matter is, we all have the same 24 hours. So, how is it that some people seem to get it all done, while you feel like you are being pulled in 10 different directions.  Today, I am going to provide you with 6 tips to help you be as productive as possible.

Tip # 1: FOCUS ON one or two ideas at a time.  

If you’re a good entrepreneur, you should have an endless supply of ideas. You should have more ideas than you do time.  So, you MUST filter through those ideas and determine which one or two ideas are worth going after and make them your priority. When you determine which of those ideas are at the top of the list, you must set your intention and put all of the other ideas on the back burner.

Tip # 2: Calendar Blocking and stick to it.  

I recommend using Google calendar, but really you can use whatever calendar you like… written or digital it really doesn’t matter. You need to block out time on your calendar for every meeting, event, project, and  task. I get as detailed as blocking out travel time on my calendar. You need to plan ahead and know how you are going to be spending your time. You should be blocking out chunks of time to work on projects and tasks. If you have a project that you need to work on that you know is going to take several hours, plan for it by blocking the appropriate amount of time on your calendar.  I also have a video on calendar blocking to help you out.

Tip # 3: Batch it.  

You should be batching similar tasks that help you meet your big priorities and projects. This helps to maintain a productive work flow process, because you are not having to shift from one kind of task to another. For example, making YouTube videos is a priority for me in my business. I block a day where I perform research for video topics, and on another day I batch record 5 or 6 videos at once. This has saved me a lot of time and energy.

Tip # 4: Ask for help.  

I know, I know… no one can do it as well as you can, but the truth of the matter is you don’t have time for everything. You are only one person. Team work makes the dream work. Check out our services and see how we can help grow your business and save you time with routine admin and technical tasks. You can use grocery delivery services to save some time. You can ask family to help you as well.

Tip # 5: Automate and create systems.  

If there is a task that you are doing daily such as filing emails, it can be automated or given to someone else such as a Virtual Assistant to do. You have no business working on routine tasks like this. You need to free your time for more important things, like closing deals. In some cases, you may need to invest in software or some other automation system to streamline these kind of tasks. Pick the most effective way to complete those routine tasks and don’t look back.

Tip # 6: Take time for yourself.  

You’re probably wondering what this has to with productivity. If you burn out, it will impact your productivity levels.  There are absolutely times when you need to work 60, 70 or even 80 hours in one week as an entrepreneur, and there is no getting away from that. However, on a consistent basis you need to take time for yourself doing something that you enjoy. It doesn’t have to be a whole day, but perhaps half a day at your favorite hangout spot will do the trick. Otherwise, you are going to experience burnout which will impact your business negatively.