Every year national tune-up day comes along, and it is a great reminder to tune up your house, tune-up your business, and tune-up your life.
The key to being at our best, and tackling those low priority tasks that we know will give us back our sanity, is to make sure you take time off and recharge your battery so you are at your best. Everything feels harder when you’re exhausted, and you’ve not had enough sleep or moments to yourself. In those tired, cranky moments, we tend not to make good decisions in many facets of our lives.
However, when we’re feeling on top of the world, we easily identify areas that need to be fine-tuned and promise ourselves we will get to them later.
Every year it’s a good idea to take a little inventory and just like you tune up your furnace or air conditioning or other mechanical units in your home or other areas of your life, take the time to tune up your life and your business.
People say they wish they had more time to get organized. A little planning can go a long way. Interestingly, if we all just spent a little more time planning, we would get a project done in less time, overall.
So, what projects do you want to get done?
What tasks do you want to document, so others on your team can help you get more done in less time both in life and business? Use this as an opportunity to commit to what you’re going to get done.
In Your Business:
1. Be Intentional in Your Marketing: Make a plan and hone your message to your ideal audience.
2. Freshen up your Blog/Newsletter: People love to read fresh new ideas. Take some time to map out fun items for the next few months.
3. Increase your Conversion Rate of Sales: A key to increasing your conversion rate for sales is identifying the customer/client/patient needs and helping them see how you can help them move forward.
4. Update Your Insurance Coverage: As you grow a successful business, you need to make sure your coverage is adequate!
5. Equipment and Software: How can you streamline your technology? What programs can you set to integrate automatically? Dig in and find those improvements!
6. Freshen up your Office: Whether working from home or at the office, find three new ways to freshen up your look to connect with your brand.
7. Update your Budget: Your forward-looking budget should be a reflection of your business plan and goals for growth. Set your goals for the quarter and use benchmarking to see where your money is going.
8. Work Better with Your Bookkeeper: Have a sit down with your bookkeeper and find ways to get more done in less time. Whether automating payments or streamlining getting paid, there are always areas for improvement.
9. Build Your Plan for Success: Spend just an hour with a coach or someone invested in your future, and build that roadmap for growth that shows you how you will grow in the next 12-18 months.
10. Accountability: Take a few minutes and ask yourself, WHO is holding you accountable to your goals? Every year you should freshen up the different voices to not just get some new perspectives but also to make sure you don’t get too comfortable.
In the home:
1. Healthy Meal Planning: Take just a little time each week to outline some favorite meals and find ways to make them healthier.
2. Weekly Chores: Not just for kids anymore, it’s good to have a set cycle for doing some cleaning, laundry, etc.
3. 15-minute Tidying Up: It is amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes. Make it a task to put on a short playlist and tidy up to the music. Here is one of my favorites by new artist Solo Hands:
4. Make Hobbies Easy: Make it convenient to have fun with 1-2 hobbies by placing them in reach or easy access. If it is getting outside, make sure your water bottle and shoes are placed for easy access. If it is painting, keep a quick kit handy to pull out and do a small painting. Whatever it is that makes you thrive.
5. Plan Out 3 goals for the Next 3 Months: It always feels good to have a dream that you are working toward, and so important to celebrate when you hit those goals.
Life is a journey. Find the silver lining each step of the way and THRIVE IN THE MOMENT!!
Kristen David is a former trial lawyer and partner who went from working 85 hours a week and taking home way too little money in her law firm, built it up to a million-dollar-plus business, then sold her shares and pivoted into a business coach guru. She is now an international speaker, bestselling author, and operates a successful business, empowering business owners to build thriving, profitable businesses that are self-managed with systems. She helps busy business owners build those systems by implementing policies and procedures the Fast Track Way.