If you are managing a business or a team then time is precious. People, finances, marketing, clients, IT, products and services; all demanding your time and attention. How you choose to spend your time can either help or hinder your business and results.
I like to keep it simple and work with my clients on mastering the three P's.
Purpose - Connecting to your purpose can have an extraordinary impact on your business. As Simon Sinek said 'people don't buy what you do they buy why you do it', and sharing your purpose helps people to understand why you do what you do. It is crowded out there but your purpose, what you believe in, is uniquely yours and it is what sets you apart from all the rest. Articulating your purpose guides your decision making and provides the foundational language for your social media, marketing and general communication. Why would you not want to find your why?
Plan - When I suggest a plan some people cringe, but it's usually because they have experienced large documents that take copious amounts of time to develop and then sit on a shelf never to be seen again. In reality most plans can be captured on a few pages. The true benefit comes from developing your own planning process and then living it. Preparation and execution, that is where your time is best spent. The right plan can provide exceptional clarity, keep you focused and serve as a measure of success. What's not to love about that?
Practices - Our routines are a collection of habits or behaviours, some conscious, some not. Making a habit of achievement focused behaviours can be the difference between being productive or simply being busy. Our brains can only handle about 40 or so pieces of conscious information and over 10 million bits of unconscious information. Imagine how effective you could be if you could bring into awareness even the tiniest fraction of that unconscious activity and focus it on good habits. So what are they? Well that depends on you and your business but one of them will most definitely be the regular habit of planning. What other daily or weekly practices will help you achieve your goals?
I'm the founder of Leaders Change Room and I support business leaders to connect to their purpose, execute the right plan and embed the practices that will achieve results. You can find me on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook or by visiting my website at www.leaderschangeroom.com. It's time to be extraordinary!