So here is part 2. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.
I is for Identify – Identify who your ideal client/customer is and market to them. If you market to everyone, you sometimes might as well market to no-one as you will get lost in a sea of other businesses.
J is for Juggle – Don’t try to juggle too many tasks all at the same time. Set out a list of jobs that need to be completed, put them into order of priority and complete them one at a time. Jumping between one job and another can lead to small but costly mistakes happening. (Look out for my FREEBIE on time blocking which can really help with this and is coming very soon)
K is for Knowledge – You have the knowledge behind your product/service. Make sure you showcase this and show people how you can help! Also, remember when you are pricing your Product/Service that you have invested time and money gaining this knowledge and so therefore it should be recognised.
L is for Learning – There is always something we can learn within business. Whether this is a new skill to help improve our services or from an experience be that good or bad.
M is for Mindset – Mindset plays a crucial part when running your own business. Sometimes we have to take a step back and re-set! It can be as simple as walking away from something for ½ hour and returning wish a fresh mind. (I have had to do this a few times this week because technology was playing with me.)
If you have the thoughts that you won’t be successful, then the likelihood is that you won’t. Instead of saying “I can’t do something” change it too “I can do this!”
You will see big changes!
N is for Networking – OK so we can’t network in the usual way we do at the minute i.e. attend meetings/events but there are lots of online events available. (although there is now light at the end of the tunnel).
PLUS – find out where your ideal client/customer hangs out on social media and interact with them, offer them advice and solutions to their problems.
ALSO – make sure you tell EVERYONE what YOU DO!
O is for Opportunity – This might sound a bit controversial. NOT every Opportunity is necessarily a GOOD opportunity. When we work in business, we are often faced with lots of opportunities, but it is important to remember to do your research and make sure they are right for you.
P is for Plan – Do you have a plan in place?
Where do you see yourself in 3 months, 6 months & 12 months’ time?
Having a plan in place, broken down into small manageable goals will help you achieve your long-term goals.
Q is for Question – Do not be afraid to ask questions!
Connect with people within your industry and ask for advice!
Speak to people who have the knowledge that you need and ask for help!
R is for Research – Research is key! Whether that is researching the product or service you are going to offer. Researching your ideal client or researching people who you are going to be working with.
Research can be time-consuming, but this is something you can pass on to a VA to do!