Tips for Simplifying Your Business for a New Year / PART 3
In Part 2 we covered tackling email, how you can make offload some of your money dealings and a few tips for project management.
We realise that life's not always lived online, so let's talk about real life:
7. The Physical World
PAPERS + NOTES
Create a pile of receipts, notes, papers that have accumulated in your wallet, bag, car, kitchen bench and action them. You could add them to a do-do list, take a picture and store them on your computer or keep them in a logical place. The same goes for bits + pieces on pin boards, sticky notes or chalk boards.
Another great hiding place for 'stuff,' go through drawers and purge anything you don't need. Consider if someone you know might want them before hitting the trash - a few years ago I gave a big box of coloured pencils to a family I knew and the kids were so excited about them! And yet I hadn't used them in years.
Peruse your online home and assess if it's as sharp as it could be. For example, on your 'About' page, is there anything you could edit to make it sound better? Is there any irrelevant info that could be left out?
Could you images do with a birthday? Could you switch them out for something cleaner / brighter / newer / better aligned with your new direction?
REMOVE THE CLUTTER
I always have a few half-written blog posts, a couple of unpublished in-progress portfolio pages. Go through and either delete them or publish them. If you don't have the time, schedule time to jump back in later and get it out there!
Whether you're a 'goals person' or not, it's not a bad idea to have a think about the bigger picture and how you'd ideally like the year to roll out.
MAKE THE SPACE
I was listening to the podcast Being Boss recently about a concept based on the law of attraction. Yeah, its a bit out there but I kinda like the idea of it - and who knows, if it works then, Hooray!
Basically, the law of attraction is (in a nutshell) what you think about is what you will become and receive in your life. If you think negative thoughts you will have negative experiences, and if you think positive thoughts you will bring positive experiences into your life.
In the show, they talked about drawing out space to fill with clients. For example, if we were looking to book 30 clients this year, we'd create a page with 30 spaces, and fill in their names as they book in. It could be money, or number of Instagram followers - whatever!
And there you have it - I hope you've found this series helpful! Here's to an awesome year.