Nothing makes me more motivated than an organized office. Honestly….
I feel as though once my desk is in order and my to-do list is ready to be tackled, nothing can stop me. This is why I take one day out of my week, usually Sundays, to really tackle my desk and office area and plan out what my goals are for the rest of the week.
Though that usually is how my Sundays are since hubby is at the office on the weekends, sometimes I need to dig a little deeper when spending the time to organize my business. Yes, because even though I hate to admit it, sometimes organizing your business takes more than just a clean desk.
This blog post is committed to getting down into the real way you should be organizing your business to make your goals even easier to achieve.
The REAL trick to organizing your business is by planning each month in advance.
This is for an organization overhaul that you can maintain every single month to keep you and your business attainable and have more time for your creative juices to flow.
First Step: Plan Your Content
Every month, you should have something special planned. Whether it flows with the different holidays or seasons, it should be something that everyone can adapt to. At the same time, you need to focus on one action step that will bring you closer to your long term goal.
Ask yourself: Are you launching a new service? Are you trying to grow your e-mail list? Or are you just trying to get involved with your community to generate leads? What is your goal for the next month?
Even though we grow and nurture our community every day, there are times to get laser focused on specific things. Whatever direction the focus is on, create content that reflects and supports it.
To tackle this task, set your timer and write the titles and ideas for your weekly blog posts or your content for your email blasts. Once you decide what you’ll write, schedule the time to write, edit, and post into your calendar. Trust me, this eliminates much of the wasted time during the day when you are sitting there scrolling through social media.
Step Two: Plan Your Launch
If you are serious about getting your business organized on a deeper level, this step should somewhat scare you.
The plan here is to figure out what you’re launch offer is and how big your community needs to be to support that launch. Getting crystal clear about your offer and the numbers is the first step to actually meeting your monetary goal.
Next, create an action plan for growing and nurturing your community, brain dump and schedule each task for your launch, and decide when you’ll be showing up and posting to social media. This is where your social media marketing strategy comes into effect.
Step Three: Utilize Your Calendar & Manage Your Projects
Use your calendar to time block effectively. Even if it for 30 minutes in the middle of the afternoon, blocking out that time to achieve one item off your checklist can change the rest of your day.
I also like to use a project manager page in my planner (yes, you all know how super old school I am when it comes to writing everything down). Keep track of your projects and continuously refer back to what you need to do to complete the project.
I also like to have a notebook handy or my notes app open in my iPhone. This allows me to brain dump so I don’t forget things that magically pop into my head!
Step Four: Batch & Automate As Much As Possible
As you plan the month ahead, find similar tasks and batch them up together in your calendar or lists of things to do.
Plan an entire day for writing blog, social media, or email content. This way, when you’re in the writing zone, you can utilize that precious brain power for maximum productivity.
When you’re batching, identify areas that can be automated. Are you spending too much time posting to social media? Set aside an hour for creating and scheduling social media posts.
And that’s how you organize your business deeper than just by having your workspace organized and looking all pretty. There is something so satisfying about organizing your biz like this, and trust me, once you’ve got everything in order executing will be much easier.
Cheers to an organized business my loves!
With Love | Nikki xo