Being CEO of Business and Staying Organized
The two topics of today go hand in hand. Being organized and prioritizing is all a part of owning your business, or being the CEO of your business. What you have to understand is that this is in fact a business, and if you don’t treat it as one, you’re not going to succeed. Starting your business as a Beachbody Coach is exactly the same as starting your own business from scratch. You’re going to go through the same struggles in getting started, you’re going to fail more times than you succeed, and you will be forced to be organized, prioritize, and you will have to make sacrifices along the way. Understanding this is one thing, applying it is another.
Let’s first tackle the importance of making sacrifices. If you have massive goals, ones like becoming 15 Star Diamond or being a full time Coach, you won’t get there if you aren’t willing to make sacrifices. Maybe instead of watching your favorite shows each night, you spend a few hours reaching out to people online; maybe instead of going out to eat, you use that money to invest in personal development or Shakeology samples; and maybe instead of sleeping in, you set your alarm clock an hour earlier. Every extremely successful Coach has had to make sacrifices to get to where they are today.
Next, you have to stay organized and prioritize your time. If not, you can easily find yourself being distracted and you won’t be as efficient as you should and have to be to run a successful business. Plus, the longer you’re in the business and the larger it grows, you will be forced to prioritize and stay organized. If not, you will fall behind. Here are some great tips.
Organization and Prioritizing Tips
- Create a to-do-list every single day. Great app for iPhone is Awesome Note (2Do for Android).
- Keep phone calls and video conferences to 30 minutes or less, even with your coaches.
- Answer emails and messages once per day, that’s it.
- Purchase a planner and schedule your day. Break down each task that you want to complete into time frames, and don’t allow yourself to go outside that time frame. In addition, don’t allow yourself to do anything else within that time frame. For example, if someone calls you during the hour you’re on Facebook pages building relationships, don’t answer the call (unless it’s an emergency, of course).
- Schedule family time each day. Sounds strange, but it’s extremely important that you have time each day where all of your attention is on your family.
- Do not go on Facebook when you don’t need to.
- When on Facebook, DO NOT browse the News Feed!
- Purchase a dry erase board, hang it somewhere you will see it every day, and write down your weekly and monthly goals.
- Keep your customers and contacts organized. Asana and ACEO are popular tools.
- Recommended Books: “Push” by Chalene Johnson and “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy.
DAILY TASK: Create a to-do-list TODAY for your day TOMORROW! Once you create the list, send it to your sponsor via Facebook messaging. Also, it’s time to reach out to your sponsor and set up another 30 minute call. Talk about what we went over in the training to this point and ask any questions that you might have.