How to Find More Time in Your Day Find yourself getting bogged down in the day to day of your business? Put these goals to work to move your marketing and business prospecting ahead again.
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It's easy to lose yourself--and your business momentum--to daily minutiae. Get ready to break the cycle by working this simple set of goals into your planning.
Make a list of things you need to stop doing so you can devote more time and focus to your business instead. My list includes: Refrain from checking Twitter and Google+ in between tasks, stop saying yes to writing book forewords when my own book's foreword isn't complete and put a halt to my Pavlovian response to e-mail alerts.
The rule of thirds
Start tracking your time. The goal: Dedicate one-third of your day to prospecting for new buyers, one-third to executing business tasks and the remainder to supporting existing customers. Most people tend to focus on one or two of these areas and forget the other. I prospect and execute, but I don't devote enough time to nurturing my community. Which one is your weak spot?