The fastest way to get great results in your tiny time business is to give yourself less to do.
Stop overloading yourself with a massive to do list which you couldn’t expect to get finished (especially not if you’re home-schooling at the same time!)
You can have a great business working just a few hours a day but only if you give yourself less to do. Watch this short 6.20 min video and discover how.
Hello, lovely, how are you doing? This is Yasmin Vorajee from Tiny Time Big Results, and welcome to a brand new podcast episode.
Today, I want to talk to you about giving yourself less to do.
I got to be honest with you, a couple of days ago, I was hanging on by a little thread.
We’ve just started remote schooling. We’ve got three kids and two of them are in school.
And so we started remote schooling and I felt that same feeling of constriction where I was like, oh, I’ve now got less time to get things done.
So if you’re like me and you’ve got tiny time, which is probably why you’re listening to this anyway, then you know as well as I do that it can feel restrictive when you think I don’t have a lot of time, which, if you know my story, I talk a lot about how in the early days I kept saying to myself, I don’t have enough time, I don’t have enough time.
And that really inspired me to ask the question how can I do this if I don’t have a lot of time?
So never has that been more relevant. And, you know, for me, I suppose in my journey,
I’ve really discovered that tiny time does not have to be a challenge.
It can be an incredible opportunity. But I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you and say that it’s easy.
It’s not. But there are things that you can do to make it a lot easier.
Now, when the pandemic hit last year, I knew things had to get even more streamlined in the business because we were remote schooling then as well.
And there was all these other things that were going on.
And so at the start of this year, when we went back into lockdown, I was like, oh my goodness, my resolve got even stronger.
And so it’s made me really focused around what I’m doing in my business to enable me to be a more present mum, enjoy life more rather than feeling stressed all the time and like that hanging by a thread.
So what I’m going to share with you today are some simple ways that you can absolutely give yourself less to do so that you can be less frazzled, less overwhelmed.
And if you’re hanging on by a thread, then I really hope that this helps you, too, because the truth is.
When you have got tiny time, when you’ve got limited time for the business, it’s really important to be super, super duper looper focused.
But what do you focus on?
So this is the way that I do it and this is what I would recommend that you do as well. When you’re planning out your year instead of giving yourself a huge list of projects and things and actions that you’re going to be doing, give yourself less to do.
Identify your top three to five priorities for the year. It could be three to five things that you’re going to be looking at, particular offers, packages, programs that you’re selling, services that you’re offering, and you think I’m just going to focus on these.
OK, so you might have one of them might be to grow your audience, which is something that should be an ongoing thing anyway. You might have a particular package or program that you want to launch and you think, OK, I want to focus my attention on that, and that’s going to create the revenue opportunities for you.
But the beauty of this is that when you focused on three to five priorities, any time you see a shiny object, you go, no, that’s not part of the plan for this year and the beauty of this is that it’s not about denying or restricting yourself.
It’s actually about giving yourself space to expand. So, yes, you might have lots and lots of different ideas, but doesn’t mean to say that you have to do them all at the same time.
And when you identify your top three to five priorities for the year, you can then break it down and say, OK, what am I going to focus on for the next 90 days?
And if that still feels too big, then break it down to the next 30 days.
I want you to look back on the 12 month period that you had planned out for and to look at that and say, wow, I achieved everything that I wanted to achieve. And the reason why you’re able to achieve that is because you have given yourself less to do.
Now, if you need my help in figuring out what your top three to five priorities are, and how you break it down and how you make it work in your plan, then get in touch, go to http://www.yasminvorajee.com/contact and book a time in with me and we can have a conversation about how to do that.
I am so passionate about this because the last thing that I want for you is to feel frazzled, overwhelmed, stressed out, and quite frankly, not 100 percent, because the truth is, when you’re feeling restricted and constricted and all of that, you know, when you’re contracting, you can’t do your best work.
Your creativity is stifled.
So all the great ideas that you could have about implementing these three to five priorities, there’s no space for it.
There’s no room for it. And so give yourself less to do and say, this is what I’m going to focus on and then stick to the plan.
OK, yes. There’s course correcting, there’s, reviewing, there’s reflecting, that’s all part and parcel of the package in terms of how you actually do this.
But when you just identify those top three to five priorities, everything else that comes your way, you can say not right now. I’m just going to park it.
I did this exercise for myself and I can’t tell you what a sense of relief it created for me because I said, OK, I know what to focus on, because when you know what your overview, your top high level view looks like, then you can break it down to 90 days that you can break it back down into months and weeks and then days.
And remember every little step you take every single day, if you keep taking those steps consistently, you will achieve amazing results.
You can’t not!
Hope that helps you today. Get in touch (http://www.yasminvorajee.com/contact) If you’d like me to help you with this and I look forward to chatting with you the next time.