branding action plan & execution
Establishing your branding action plan is a huge & critical step, but keeping your plan in motion (on plan & on task) is now the priority.
One the most difficult things to overcome when first, well always, involved in Branding, Brand Engagement, & Domain Names is the wealth & overload of information. It is very easy to pick up a new article and find yourself lost in the technical jargon hours later. Completely overlooking the essential steps to success laid out in your business branding action plan.
This is something we all, me especially, have to be very aware of. It is so easy heading over to YouTube with the full intention of just watching that ONE video of how to perform a certain task you need to do as part of your plan. Taking the action and being focused on learning what's required.
Again you just happen to see the next three videos are all on the same subject - Maybe they'll show a different way than the one you just watched, lo and behold another 20 - 30 minutes has disappeared from your online time!
It's been a hard morning and evening, with all that reading and then those videos, and the notes you've taken. It's time for a 5 minute break,
Just a quick visit to Facebook to reward yourself for all the effort you've put in today.
Before you know it another 45 minutes or more has been eaten away.
I may be exaggerating but I know people this has happened to, and quite honestly, they don't know where the time went!
So the point I'm trying to make is to build things into your plan. Allow for a forum visit, but remember the purpose of it.
Watch the video you need to, but if you see more of interest, bookmark them, by all means reward yourself with a visit to your favorite gaming site.
With all these things allocate your time as though you were allocating it to an employee. Set tasks that you have decided must be done, then and only then slot into your schedule the things that aren't making a difference to your business!
One of the surest ways to help you avoid distractions is to get yourself a small piece of card, about the size of a business card.
Write on one side...
"Is what I'm doing NOW ultimately going to grow my business?"
Place the card on, or close to your PC screen, then when you're thinking of clicking that next link or reading that next post, as you spot the card, you may find yourself thinking...
- I'll go back to that later when I've completed what I set out to do today! Don't allow distractions to STEAL your cash.
Were you wondering when the heavy lecture was coming,
think about this.
If an hour of productive time on your business & branding action plan results in you making x more revenue.
Then start adding up all the time you've spent on things that aren't producing for you, after all that's why you're here isn't it? To gain the knowledge to produce extra income?
So if it did just boil down to say 75 minutes a day...
20 minutes here and 10 minutes there... Another 15 and then perhaps a half hour you really didn't see fly by.
Suddenly, and without even realizing it,
You've had a potential $XX,000+ STOLEN from your annual income!
If it were half that, heck if it were only a quarter, that's still cash I'm sure you'd rather have in your pocket?