Are you still getting organized?
You might be shooting your business in the foot. How? By getting organized. And before you decide to feed me to the wolves, let me explain.
Getting organized shouldn’t keep you from being organized.
When I coach my clients one-on-one, it takes about a year to complete. That’s based on putting in an average of 1-3 hours of work each week. There are ways you can reduce the time. But just know you’ll be working on your own, going at your own pace, and possibly even taking longer than you hoped.
Why do I bring it up? Because I like to help my clients and customers save as much time and energy as possible. Like I often say, why reinvent the wheel, when you don’t have to…right? Also, why make things more difficult when you don’t have to?
And that’s what a lot of entrepreneurs do when they start getting their businesses more organized. They spend weeks, months, and even years figuring out what tools to use and what platforms to be on. And that can cause what I call Action Distraction. Because that sort of busyness takes your eyes off the prize. Building your business.
And maybe you’ve heard of the acronym K.I.S.S. Yes? It stands for Keep It Super Simple. Or some say Keep It Simple, Stupid. But let’s be nice and go with the super simple one. And let’s stick with a plan that’s proven to work.
In my RondaReady business coach CRM system I recommend a simple list of tools:
- It’s a great idea to have (or get) a cloud storage account. You’ll need a secure place to save all your work. Cloud storage is great so you can access on any of your devices and easily share with others on your team.
- Reliable computer/tablet and printer
- PDF reader software
- Paper for printing out worksheets and examples
- Pens/pencils for regular writing
- One large piece of paper or poster board at least 2’x2′
- A physical folder for your handwritten notes and printed resources. (If you prefer digital files, be sure to save all your downloads to your cloud folder.)
- Scotch tape and post-it notes.
And start with your own website so you can focus your marketing efforts toward getting people to come to you. And make it a super simple site to navigate. Easy to understand. And simple to buy your goods and services.
Just a couple more tools.
If you already have a calendar on your phone, don’t worry about getting the coolest, latest super-duper calendar with lots of bells and whistles. Just start with what you’ve got. And be persistent with it. Set your reminders. And your alerts.
Also, a lot of phones, like my iPhone, even help you set things up with your voice. What could be easier.
So, here’s the point. Don’t spend so much time getting organized that you feel even less organized. Because it can happen. I know from experience.
And if you’d like to REALLY benefit from my years of experience, invest in my RondaReady business coach CRM system. I’ve already done tons of the hard work. And I’ve set up a system you can plug your business into with confidence. And talk about organized!
Serious business owners buy my system, but they don’t pay for it.
So, when you’re that serious, you’re really, really ready to get ready, get RondaReady and…