You started off with a dream, passion and vision, but the idea has quickly become mundane amid the pressures of the everyday. You struggle to find time to do the things that you ought to do. You know you should step back and work ON it, but it’s tough to get ahead.
A big reason why you feel the way you do is because you’re not as organized as you should be. Here’s ten things you can do to take a GIANT leap forward.
- Create a health report spreadsheet with all the important metrics and start updating it once a week. You’ve got to stop making decisions based on how things feel and start looking at real numbers.
- Write a “new email” sequence to send to every new email address you obtain. Opt for a three-part sequence rather than one giant email. Welcome new people to your tribe and educate them in the process.
- Create an annual calendar. I wrote about this here. And it’s one of the workshops I can lead for your team. Hands down, this will be one of the most effective uses of a day.
- Write 140-character or less job descriptions for everyone on your team. People need to know their bottom line reason for being on the team.
- Read this book.
- Read these posts from Michael Hyatt and start using Evernote.
- Schedule six month performance reviews with everyone on your team. Schedule them right now, and let every employee know the date and time of their meeting. An extensive performance review is a part of Docs and Forms.
- Email your staff or key leaders every Monday and share two or three things that you’re thinking about as the leader. Make this a recurring task on your calendar.
- Schedule a two day staff retreat. Tell everyone on your team that it’s required. Maybe a workshop could be a part of it.
- Bring in someone from the outside to evaluate what you’re doing. You’re stuck in the middle of it, and that causes you to lose some perspective. I’d love to help if I can.