Schedule your day so you get all your business tasks done


Here’s one thing I’m seeing with many of my coaching clients — they are having trouble keeping up with all of the aspects of their business,. They’re failing at time management. Specifically, they aren’t managing to get these tasks done:

  • Building their audience, including building their own list and connecting with partners
  • Maintaining their relationship with their existing audience
  • Creating and selling products and services

What’s often happens is that they start building their audience with a free offer. Then they want to work on a product, so they ignore their subscribers for months.

They start out OK but when they have to do several things at once — as you have to do with a business — they can’t manage it all. Without proper time management, they get overwhelmed.

Sometimes, part of the issue is that they don’t like or aren’t good at some pieces of the puzzle.

If they are budding entrepreneurs, wearing all these hats at once is new for them.

3 things you need to be doing in your online business

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by Ellen Finkelstein

How to succeed in marketing-interview with Mostafa Hosseini


mostafa-hosseini-photoMostafa Hosseini helps coaches, consultants, experts, and heart-centered entrepreneurs achieve business growth with his 1-page Simple Marketing Plan.

His program, Simple Marketing Formula helps clients create a goal and then a plan to achieve that goal. He believes that your success depends on having a specific goal and a plan to achieve it.

Listen to this 12-minute interview to learn more…

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by Ellen Finkelstein

5 steps to help you organize your time so you succeed without overload


Time management is extremely important for a solopreneur — or anyone trying to succeed for that matter. Here are some steps and tips to help you organize your time and get more done in less time.

internet-marketing-organize-your-time-11. Know the difference between what you have to do and what you want to do

There are things that you need to do that you don’t want to do — at least not right now — but they will help you attain your goals. Make a list of what you have to do each day and stick to it.

A great technique is to do the important things first; after that, you can spend time on the tasks that are more fun.

If you can organize your work so that what you need to do is what you like to do, all the better. You can do that by:

  • Making sure that you are suited to your work
  • Outsourcing or delegating tasks that you don’t like — or aren’t good at

Did you know that self-discipline is a predictor of success? A person’s success in his or her 30s, as measured by  health, wealth and more, can be predicted by how well they can control their impulses as early as age three, according to a study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Here’s a write-up of the study in TIME magazine.

This study confirms the famous marshmallow study. Watch a cute video about it here!

2. Set priorities

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by Ellen Finkelstein

Creating a calendar that gives you time for everything

1Comments up a calendar and blocking out time for the tasks you need to complete is an important step in getting everything done. Sure, everything takes longer than you expect, but when you block out tasks on your calendar, you’ll waste less time on unimportant emails and social media socializing as well as other tasks that aren’t important for moving your business forward.

We all waste some time and it’s good to take breaks — and to have fun. But you still need to be careful or you’ll find that some days go by without accomplishing anything significant.

Types of tasks to block out

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by Ellen Finkelstein