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Episode 1171In recent Classroom episodes, we’ve looked at different side hustle ideas—where they come from, categories of different ideas, how to decide between competing ideas, and so on. We looked at the three elements of every compelling offer: a promise, a pitch, and a price, and then we examined the difference between what people say they want and what they really want. This week I’d like to answer a question I hear over and over. No doubt some of this year’s callers will ask and have asked in different ways. We’ll consider those questions situationally as they arise, and I’ll try to offer some general advice here. Here are 7 things you can do to help you find the time and energy to make progress... 1. Don’t “just start” ... just stop. Stop doing things that waste time and you don’t enjoy. Make a to-stop-doing list. 2. Know what you’re going to do before you sit down to work. This will help you avoid getting sucked in and going away later asking yourself, “What did I actually do during that time?” 3. Maintain a “this matters” list. What helps you generate new business or otherwise make a measurable difference in your business? What helps you get closer to launch? What’s holding you back and how can you fix it? All of that goes on the “this matters” list. 4. Work on that list every day, even if only briefly. Do this before you do emails, social media, or any administrative tasks. 5. Outsource, delegate, or otherwise “disappear” one task each week. Ask yourself: does this task really need to get done? 6. Make small sacrifices without canceling everything you enjoy. Don’t skip your favorite TV show … but if you have 17 favorite shows, you might need to pull back. 7. Maintain boundaries with your friends and family. Ask them to give you the space you need! Listen to today's Classroom episode to learn more...
THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT:Make two lists:
- A) Your to-stop-doing list
- B) Your “this really matters” list
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work! Yours in the revolution,
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