If I just had more time I could get everything done

Have you ever looked at your task list and despaired?

Have you heard the phone ringing yet again, saw that it’s that client (the one who always needs their work completing TODAY) and had your heart fill with dread as you realise that, once again, your plans for the day fly out of the window?

Have you ever thought “if I just had a few more hours in the day, then I could get all this stuff done”?

So you hunt for time management systems, productivity hacks, maybe even change your sleep pattern to try and squeeze more in to your day.

Because you’re so close to getting it all done. You’re so close to clearing that list.

But is that really the problem?

Do you really suffer from a lack of time?

Or is your problem that you actually have too much to do?

  • Deadlines that made sense when you agreed them but don’t any more.
  • Clients who interrupt your plans and fill your days with unscheduled work.
  • Projects that never seem to finish.

Instead of trying to squeeze more work into each hour, why not try to get more money from each piece of work?

  • Because if you do that, you take on fewer projects and you free up your time.
  • Because if you do that, you can afford to outsource the stuff you don’t want to do and free up your time.
  • Because if you do that, you stop selling time for money and instead start delivering results.

Selling expertise frees up your time.

Making these types of changes are not a quick fix. You can’t expect tomorrow to be wildly different to today. But my PDF Action Plan can get you breathing space in half a day and deliver tangible results in just four weeks.

The first stage is to prioritise what’s already on your plate. If you’d like to get started download my free planner by clicking here.

Is it normal to know where you want your business to go but not know how to get there?

So you’re planning a startup.

You’ve got the idea.

You’ve got the vision.

You know where you want to be.

You know what you want to do.

But there are so many avenues open to you, so many routes to getting started that you just don’t know where to begin.

What was an exciting idea can suddenly look like a long, tedious process. Just thinking about it can make you scared.

If only it were easier. If only there was a roadmap. A signpost.

Well, there is. A really simple roadmap. You just need to know how to design it.

As it stands, the problem is you are looking too far into the future. When everything is far away, you just can’t see the detail that you need.

So, let’s break it down. As if you were planning a long road trip around Europe.

  • Where do you want to be in five years time?
  • In order to get there, where do you need to be in three years?
  • In order to get there, where do you need to be in one year?
  • To have any chance of that, what do you need to have completed in six months?
  • Which means you need to have done what by three months?

Three months is a magic goal. It’s far enough away that we can make some real progress. But close enough to us that we still keep our eyes on the prize.

So let’s take action.

  • In Week 12, I want to be at point A.
  • So in Week 11, I need to have completed B.
  • Meaning in Week 10, I need to have done C.
  • …and so on, and so on…
  • …in Week 1, I will be working on D.
  • And that means today I need to work on E.

Work backwards from your eventual goal.

But only start getting detailed when you’re looking at a 12 week horizon. Any further and you’ll lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve. Any closer and you won’t make enough progress.

And once you’ve drawn out your roadmap, you will know exactly what you need to do for the next 12 weeks. You just need to stick to it.

If you’d like to take control of your time, escape the constant firefighting and build a business that works for you, the easy way to get started is to build a 12 Week Plan. My free planner shows you exactly what you need to do.

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Speak soon,

Baz

Does your subconscious hate you?

Do you struggle with impossible deadlines?

Do you find your clients are generally unreasonable?

Do you consistently charge ridiculously low rates?

Do you struggle to make a decent living?

Do you rarely charge what you’re worth?

Do you have cheapskate clients?

Have you failed to grow your business?

Is a full pipeline a pipedream?

Are most of your clients utterly clueless?

Do you struggle to get noticed?

Are your clients often rude or abusive?

Have you gone months without landing a gig?

If the answer to six or more of those questions is “yes” then your subconscious hates you. You need to prove your subconscious wrong, get out of your own way and start attracting better clients.