Want to get more productive? Mono-focus is the key. It’s not a very sexy word but it’s the best way to get things done. It’s my new thing this year. One big project at a time, get it right, and then move on to the next one.
I don’t know about you, but my year is already shaping up to be pretty busy. I’ve booked a couple of courses that I get to go away for, which is awesome. Pretty excited actually. I’ve done my planning for the year and got some big goals I want to hit. I’ve mapped out a series of workshops called Get Productive. And right now I’m in the process of updating my Business Budget course so it can kick off again on 6 February.
The first Get Productive workshop will be on Social Media – how to get your content out there when you’re strapped for time. I’ve got a system and it works, except when you don’t follow it (which has been me the last couple of months). If you look back at my blog over the last year you’ll see that I’ve been really consistent posting weekly on the blog and usually daily on my biz Facebook page. The wheels fell off in September when my husband got sick and he was in and out of hospital right up until Christmas. I was doing the bare minimum. You can see it if you check out the dates I did my blog posts. I thought about ‘hiding’ the dates and even went through the somewhat complicated process on my WordPress site to make it so the dates didn’t show up. But then I stopped. That’s not who I am. I’m nothing if I’m not real and honest, so I undid the changes. Lost the whole website for a couple of days when something went wrong (how’s that for karma kicking my butt for not being true to myself?), but eventually got it back up, dates intact.
The whole thing got me thinking about why I had been able to be so consistent with my social media up until that point.
It’s because of my system. I’ve got a process I follow to come up with the content and get it up online consistently. And it works – when I use it. Then a friend asked me to help her with her business social media and we spent a couple of hours together one Friday afternoon. I surprised myself with how much I’ve learnt and was able to teach her.
So I decided to put the whole thing together in a workshop for you guys, to teach you how to be consistent and get your social media ducks in a row. And in the process I’ll be getting myself back on track too. Two birds with one stone.
The question is, is that something you want to learn?
Assuming it’s a yes I’ll get it up and running in March, right after the Budget course. (Mono-focus).
And I want to get some feedback about what else you’d like to learn about getting productive.
My thoughts so far are numbers (obviously), time management, systems and social media. Just comment on this post, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me on Facebook and let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you.
In the meantime why don’t you try mono-focus? Pick one thing and just do that. Keep doing it until it’s done, then start the next thing. It really works!
PS I’m taking bookings for my Business Budget course now. If you want to get in control of your finances this year you need to learn how to do a cashflow and budget for your biz. The first five people to sign up will receive a free thirty minute Xero session with me where I’ll show you some time savers, review your Xero file to make sure it’s set up right and help you with any problems or questions.
Just go to courses.projectbloom.com.au or message me