Season 6 – epiBLOG 21:
Oftentimes as we are in constant motion to reach goals, we lose sight of what it is that we are actually doing.
Today’s topic is to review and analyze the entrepreneurial activities that you’ve been employing over the past 30 days.
The purpose of doing this is to determine what is helping you to move forward, what is an unproductive use of your time, and to celebrate your achievements or milestones.
The last thing you want to do is to just do a bunch of activities that just feel like busy work. In other words, work that makes you feel like you’re doing something, but nothing is actually happening.
My past month looked a little something like this:
—Three (3) deadlines for three separate clients were met.
—One of my monthly goals is to attend at least two business events each month so that I can learn something new and meet new people. Already completed attending two events in November.
—Began planning and setting goals for 2019.
—Complete my weekly blog posts.
There have been many other activities that I’ve created, but I just wanted to share some ideas to help get you started.
First, I would suggest buying a journal or use whatever digital device works for you.
Secondly, create three categories across the top of your paper or digital document: (1) Goals, (2) Activities, and (3) Productivity level and why or how this is contributing towards your goal.
Thirdly, reflect on the past 30 days using your calendar and work schedule as a guide to keep you focused.
Fourth, list each goal on its separate line going down the page within that category. Next to each goal, write down the activity you did to work towards that goal, and finally in that third category, write how productive or unproductive that activity was and why.
Here is an example of what it should look like:
GOALS / ACTIVITIES / PRODUCTIVITY LEVEL
- 10 new clients / Reach new connections on LinkedIn / Productive and got 3 clients
Of course, you can go into a lot more details than what I provided here. I just wanted to give you a visual of what this looks like.
This will help you to determine where to utilize your time the most effectively and where not to. Additionally, celebrate what you actually have accomplished and what’s working. You can do this by rewarding yourself with an equivalent-weighted reward to what you’ve achieved. For instance, if you attended two business events and accomplished the intention you had with them, maybe treat yourself to a special dinner or pedicure. Remember, don’t spend money you don’t have and justify it by saying you deserve to have it.
Be wise with money. Be wise in your business.
Today’s LESSON is to do regular entrepreneurial “check-ups” with your business.
FUN ASSIGNMENT: Use the process learned in today’s topic on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. I’m going to be doing this for the month of November. Do this as often as you feel you need to check in with yourself and your business.
Nitara Osbourne owns The Infinite Writer Agency, LLC, which provides content to producers, publishers, and entrepreneurs seeking help with developing their life stories into nonfiction books and movie scripts. Ghostwriting and content writing services are provided for clients as well. If you’re an accomplished entrepreneur, and are looking to tell your story, contact Nitara Osbourne. InfiniteWriterAgency@gmail.com.