So it’s the first Monday of 2013. You’ve made resolutions and dreamed big dreams for your blog/business. That’s great! I’ve done the same. A few more goals have been added to my list and I think they’re very important. Important enough to share them with you!
Here are 3 things I am going to do in 2013:
1. Stop obsessing over stats
Don’t get me wrong, they’re important. It’s great to see how much readers connected with certain posts, what products are selling best, etc. but they can also be very distracting. Low numbers are disappointing, of course, but if I see crazy high stats from an unexpected feature, I get super excited and seriously lose concentration. Okay… maybe that’s just me. ;)
Game plan: schedule time at the end of the work day/week to analyze website statistics.
2. Keep a list of accomplishments + exciting moments
This is something I did for about a month after launching CLC. It’s kind of like keeping track of when a baby takes its first steps and says its first words! Looking back at those proud moments will create confidence moving forward! It will also be very encouraging!
Game plan: create a timeline and keep it in an easily accessible place + update it accordingly
3. Set work hours
Wow, crazy idea right? If you own a business I’m sure you understand how hard this can be. But man, it’s so important. It may sound restrictive but I’ve realized it will be very freeing. By scheduling time for work, ( I’ve also broken it up by task – we’ll see how that works out ) my time will be multiplied because my focus will be on a specific project instead of on everything else I need to get done.
It will also help my relationships with family and friends. While I won’t be available during work hours, I will be much more present when I am with them.
Of course there are going to have to be exceptions because, well, it’s life! There will be projects that take longer than planned. And sometimes ( probably a lot actually ) I am going to want to keep working because I truly love my job! So I am going to let myself work late one night a week if needed ( or inspired ).
Game plan: schedule business hours + one night a week of “overtime”
How are you planning to work smarter this year?
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