Building your dream business takes time…
Man, would I like to have all of my beautiful content up – but building the dream takes time!
Letter by letter, word by word, page by page – that is how this gets created. One article at a time. No more – even though I wish it!
There is work to be done – research to be completed, pages to be written, links to be back-linked and organized, eBooks to be polished and uploaded. That is just the stuff that I have on my priorities list.
I have so many exciting new projects, products, and ideas to share with you that it is exhausting to think about them – let alone to find the time to create them. Right now, I am in the process of prioritizing, finding a web developer who will help me rock this site to the max, and just plugging along at it.
When you are working on your own business, remember that building the dream takes time.
Some things that will help you build the dream more quickly:
1) Set SMART goals. Make sure that the goals you set for yourself are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant (to what you do), and Time-sensitive.
2) Prioritize your to-do list. Figure out what is absolutely necessary and/or has a due date within the week. Do the most important or time-sensitive tasks first. Cross off any tasks that are unnecessary.
3) Limit the time you spend on social media. Social media can suck all of the time out of your work day. Try to check in only 3-5 times per day, 10 minutes at a time (unless you are getting things set up).
4) Acknowledge a learning curve. If you are doing something brand new to you, it might take you 10 times longer to do a task than it would a pro. I am a firm believer in hiring professionals to complete tasks that I need to look professional.
5) Don’t give up. When you are building your business from the ground up, it will take a while to catch air or take off. Keep working on it.
6) Allow yourself to evolve. Your brand and business will likely evolve as time passes. Don’t make yourself stick with something that no longer suits you, and allow yourself to explore new and exciting options.
7) Remember, not everything will be a hit right out the door. If you believe in something you’ve created, stick with promoting and refining that content – even if no one signs up for your first class or you don’t get a thousand subscribers in a month. Work on refining what you love about your business, marketing it, and promoting it to an ever-expanding audience.
Give yourself the time to build a business that serves you. Remember, it is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. Just keep going. You can do this!
Want some help getting your business set up in a way that serves you? Let’s talk! I offer Business Mentoring One-to-One Sessions that help you to appreciate where you are and plot out how to get to where you’d like to be! You can find the details here: Business Mentoring.