Evaluate Your Life – 6 Key Questions You Need To Ask

Evaluate Your Life – 6 Key Questions You Need To Ask

Today is ‘Evaluate Your Life Day’. Yes it is an official day! It is an opportunity to think about your hopes, dreams, objectives. As well as your ambitions, passions and basically what makes your happy.

Evaluating is a very much like personal goal setting. It’s about taking a long look at yourself in the mirror and challenging yourself.

Questions To Ask Yourself

  • Am I who I want to be?
  • What are my current goals in life?
  • Am I heading toward my goals?
  • What changes do I need to make in order to reach my goals?
  • Am I prioritising things the the way I want to?
  • What do I or can I offer to the world?

These are tough questions, but ones that will get you thinking about your next steps for both your business and your personal life. Remember without goals, you are basically just drifting through life instead of living with intention.

 Tips To Help You Evaluate Your Life

Here are some tips to help you in the thought process

1) Define what success means to you on a daily basis. Do this either the night before or in the morning, but make sure your definition is achievable

2) Do that thing that you’ve actually been putting off – eat the frog because the best things usually happen outside of your comfort zone

3) Once you have defined what success will look like, decide what metric you will use to measure it.

4) At the end of the day, ask yourself “Did today matter?” But, don’t worry if the answer is no, we all have good days and we all have bad days …it’s called life.

5) Ask yourself regularly ‘How am I feeling’ and ‘what do I really want’

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6 Daily Business Habits To Adopt

6 Daily Business Habits To Adopt

The greatest growths spurts come from the smallest changes you make in your daily habits.

Looking to ace all your 2020 business goals? Here is a list of 6 daily business habits you can adopt to get you celebrating by the end of the year.

 

Daily Habits For Business

 

1. Daily Habits To Support Your Clients

There is a business saying that, if you’re not taking care of your clients, your competitor will. Your clients are your business, so taking care of your clients and supporting them each day is not up for negotiation. It should be your top priority.

Find better solutions for your client’s needs, improve your services, thank your customers for supporting your small business, support their businesses by referring other clients to them, and source from their businesses as often as you can. Finding ways to make your clients feel important through these small but simple actions, will keep them coming, and consequently lead to larger networks and business growth.

2. Habits To Help You Be Efficient

Efficiency means using the minimum amount of resources to achieve the maximum output possible. Resources include your business’ time, capital and employees. It also involves putting all your available resources to the best possible use. Therefore, swap being busy, with being efficient, and add productivity to your business operations.

Start by selecting three tasks you can do daily to grow your business, such as marketing. Research on the best available tools for doing it, and commit to that process by allocating your resources efficiently. Automate your workflows, and delegate the small tasks to your virtual assistant. ⠀

3. How To Add Value

You have to add value to whatever you’re offering your clients, so much that they have no reason to leave. Provide both your clients and potential clients with valuable content. Build your trust with them so they can have a foretaste of how working with you would look like.

Where to start? Find what makes your business more valuable compared to your competitors, offer free short training on your social media networks, post any clever tips, hacks or new information that may be captivating and useful to your clients. You can also organize interactive social media sessions to answer any questions by your potential customers.

4. Make Sure You Sell Daily

Having an amazing product is just a small part of starting a small business. You have to learn to sell your products or services for it to be an actual viable business. Selling is about persuasion and letting your clients know that you have the best solution to their problems and needs.

To sell daily, you need to identify your most promising leads and potential customers, package your product or services, pitch your offer directly to each of them, and make sure you close the deal by getting an appointment, processing the sale or getting a down payment. Don’t forget to create a sense of urgency by making deadlines for offers and discounts so that clients can commit.

5. Daily Habits To Help Build Relationships

Getting a first sale might come easy, but you have to put in the work to keep your loyal customers coming. This can only be done by building relationships with your clients from the very first day through great, personalized service. Nurture these relationships by following up on feedbacks, offering customer loyalty discounts and checking up on your regular clients to remind them of your offers.

This will increase your referrals, grow your networks, and create opportunities for collaborations with any potential investors or financiers. Start by contacting 5 of your regular customers to thank them for their loyalty to your business, and to ask them how you can help them today.

6. Growth Actions

The first step of growing your business is increasing your customer base by reaching more people. Thanks to social media and email campaigns, you can now reach your target market by publishing and sharing engaging ads about your business services and products.

Prepare an effective marketing strategy. Consider giving exciting offers, free samples, coupons, and limited discounts to promote your business and capture the attention of more people. After all, who can resist a great offer?

Which of these 6 daily business habits will you adopt to help your business grow? Let us know.

 

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How To Set Awesome Business Goals

How To Set Awesome Business Goals

Whether it’s increasing profits, improving customer service, expanding your business, building your brand or increasing the quality of your products, there has never been a better time to start setting your business goals.

 

Setting business goals is an essential part of any business if it wants to grow beyond its current operations. As a small business owner, it is so easy to get caught up in the rush of daily routine activities of running the business, that you forget to plan for its growth.

For small business owners writing down goals, provides a target for measuring progress. They give direction and motivate the business owner to maximize the available resources to attain targets. It also builds teamwork, with each member of the team working towards the fulfilment of a common goal.

The secret to setting attainable goals lies in the integration of these goals to the strategic planning process of your business. The following steps will help you to elevate your business, by progressively and consistently achieving your set goal.

 

 

Your Business Goal Strategy

 

 1. Outline The Vision Statement

The first step is to write down a brief statement on where you see your business in the next 5 years. This should reflect your passion as to why you started the business. For those who are more of visual thinkers, it may help to create a pictorial vision board.

2. Break Down The Vision Into Specific Goals

In this step, list down the specific objectives in line with your vision. However, it is important to apply the SMART technique in setting your goals:

  • Specific as to the object
  • Measurable in terms of numbers,
  • Attainable by being realistic as to the available resources,
  • Relevant to the vision and
  • Time-bound with realistic deadlines.

For instance, if your vision for your business is to build and promote your brand, your goal might be to increase your cumulative online following by at least 10,000 annually.

 

3. Outline Your Business Goal Strategies

Write down a number of activities you will need to undertake to achieve each goal. For this example, you might need to set up a website and social media pages, have at least 2 daily postings, post social media ads weekly, design a logo, organize for a monthly photoshoot of your new stock etc. Make your strategies as specific and time-bound as possible. 

 

4. Formulate An Action Plan

It is crucial to prepare a plan for the achievement of these strategies. While it is good to think of the bigger picture and plan in advance, planning too far in advance can be counterproductive. If you plan to complete a task in a year then chances are you won’t start immediately as your mindset is that you have plenty of time. It is, therefore, better to pick a handful of objectives to achieve each quarter then break these down into actionable activities. The action plan should contain the duration for each activity, the deadlines, timelines, and regular milestones. It is important to also plan for an effective feedback process.

 

5. Allocation Of Tasks

The practicality of your goals will be determined by how you assign activities to different people. Not all the strategies outlined will be within your skillset. It might be important at this stage to determine what you are able to take up beyond your daily activities, and what to outsource to a virtual assistant.
Organizing schedules and appointments, social media and web postings, emailing, handling orders, maintaining your client base, digital content creating, marketing and other routine activities can be outsourced to a virtual assistant so as not to get overwhelmed.

 

6. Implementation

The only way to achieve your vision is through the implementation of the goals and strategies, monitoring them against previous trends and figuring out what works for your company. Discipline and accountability are important at this stage.

 

Setting Business Goals – The Bottom line:

If you are tired of writing goals that do nothing for your business except for collecting dust on the shelf, the above tips will be exceptionally helpful in actualising your vision for your business.

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