Running and Amazon FBA business, or any kind of business for that matter, takes a ton of time, so here’s how to make sure you have enough of it. Hey everybody welcome back to another episode of The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses, I am so glad you’re here because today we’re going to talk about how to schedule your success.
Running A Business
So like I already said, running a business of any kind takes so much time. So much more time than you think its going to take, am I right? And it is really easy to get bogged down in those details.
But what I have found is that if you want to be successful in running a business, you’ve got to schedule it.
You’ve got to make time for it.
Here’s how we’re going to do that.
Schedule Your Success
I want you to make a list of your priorities for the year. Once you’ve got that, get out your calendar. You’re going to have to make some notes.
So what do you want to accomplish this year, because if you don’t plan for it, it’s not going to happen.
When in this year are you going to launch your next product? Go ahead and think about that launch date, get out your calendar and write it down, because that’s going to allow you to work backwards, to reverse engineer, when you need to be working on those certain tasks to get to that launch date on time.
If you’re going to launch a new product this year, you already know what steps you have to do. You have to research your market, find a supplier, get samples, customize & order, make your final order, get product photos taken, get it listed and launch it.
There’s eight steps.
So if you’re going to launch at the end of the year, you can go ahead now and say I’ve got to have market research done by X date, I’ve got to have these samples in my house by X date, I’ve got to product photos done by this date. And that way you can make sure that by the time you hit December you are ready to go with that new product.
You can fit all that other life stuff in around that but make sure if launching a product is your priority (and your priority can be whatever, this is just an example), that you have time to do the things that you need to do to make that priority happen.
Calendar White Space
So here’s my other suggestion for that, you should leave lots of white space in your calendar.
Sometimes that freaks people out, they’ve got to have every minute scheduled.
But no, not you.
You’re going to be smarter than that this year.
White space on your calendar allows life to happen. Some things are going to take more time than you think, sometimes life is going to happen and you’re going to have to do something you were not expecting to do.
Give yourself space to be flexible, give yourself room to respond to opportunities that come your way and you will still be able to do all the stuff you want to do , and hit that number one priority, whatever it is, in your time frame.
Easy enough, right? But the devil is in the details you still have got to get to work.
I live by my calendar, I say my calendar is my boss, because it keeps me on track and it keeps me moving forward and that’s what I want for you this year.
Leave me a comment down below and let me know what is your number one priority this year? What is it you’re going to achieve and have you blocked off the time to make sure that you can actually do the work to make it happen. I look forward to reading your responses and I will talk to you next time. Take care!
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