Ready to Start Your Online Business? Part 3: Scheduling Time

In part I of this series, I outlined strategies you can implement immediately to create a success mindset. Last week, I spent time going over how to set time aside each week to create 2-4 business goals. I strongly recommend that you use SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) due to the level of accountability. This week, we will look at the 3rd part: Scheduling Time

Step 3: Scheduling Your Time

This week, we will focus on scheduling time for your business. For many of us, we are starting and growing our business while still working full-time. It can become very difficult when you are trying to balance working full-time, your family obligations and your business. Due to this, it is going to be key that you schedule time each day to work on your business. I strongly suggest that you spend at least 30 minutes doing something to start and grow your business.

Last week I mentioned the power of writing things down so that you are held accountable and are able to track your progress. This can mean writing in your planner or putting it on the calendar on your phone. The method you use is not important, what is important is that you actually DO IT!

So you may be asking “Bev where do I find the time with everything I have going on in my life?” Well for some of you, this means waking up 30 minutes earlier in the morning, missing an episode of your favorite television show, or not going out with co-workers after work on Friday.

The time you spend working on your business can include getting the paperwork taken care of (i.e. applying for your license and business structure, opening a business account, etc.), working on your website, networking, marketing, adding a security camera system to protect your business, promoting, etc. With the explosion of social media, spending time establishing yourself as an expert is critical to the growth of your business.

For many people, life gets in the way, and the miss working on their business for a day or two. They think that 1 or 2 days won’t hurt anything. However, it usually not just 1 or 2 days. For some, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and eventually, their business gets completely pushed to the side. Although they did not start off with that intention, life got busy and their business ended up being a casualty.

Therefore, having that scheduled time can definitely help you to keep this from happening to you. Although it may be difficult to balance everything you have going on in your life, if you want to have a successful business, you are going to have to make some sacrifices in the beginning in order to have the dream life you desire.

Every day for the next 7 days, schedule time on your calendar to do something related to your business. Let me know how you did with this strategy.

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Beverly Walthour

Beverly Walthour is a Business Strategist for Christian female coaches and consultants. She helps you attract high paying clients in 12 weeks or less!

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