Have you ever looked back at the end of the day and said to yourself… “What did I get done today?”
Were you sitting around eating bon-bons, watching Oprah? Of course not! You were at your desk working… the entire day in your interior design business.
I was lamenting to one of my coaches (yes I have 2) who gave me an assignment. She said “I want you to track your time. Document everything you do throughout your day.” Well… didn’t she know what she was asking me to do?! Didn’t she have any idea what a monumental task that would be?! How do I document my time when I…
Do you see where I’m going? What an eye opener that was! My coach really made her point. I realized my days consisted of email, putting out fires and flittering to whatever presented itself to me in the moment. Ugh! I allowed ‘multi-tasking’ and email to dictate my day.
After completing the assignment and seeing how much time I spent on admin and non-money generating activity (MGA)… things changed around here. Below are a few things I’ve put into place to break my addiction to email –
These may all sound super simple, but you know the ‘easy’ ones work the best right? Now I’ve got systems and tools in place that keep me focused and on track. How are you staying on task? Are you addicted to email? Are you an email-a-holic?
If you’re struggling to find more time in your day for ‘effective’
marketing, or you need help generating more client appointments… send me
an email at Barbara@HighDollarDesigner.com and we’ll set up a time to chat to see if I can help.