Stop being a cranefly and start focusing [RADvent Door Number 5]

“You’re like a cranefly. You’re all spindly and chaotic and bumping into things.”

So said my beloved some time ago. 

Are you seeing results from what you’re doing?
If not, why are you doing them?

About my tendency to do 3,851 things at once. A lack of focus, that’s what I sometimes suffer from.

The problem is, I’m interested in all of the things and want to do all of the things. But that leads to a dilution of actually getting meaningful stuff done.

And as a fellow business owner, I suspect you know exactly what I’m talking about. Because we business owners tend to get very excited about a whole bunch of stuff, then we try to do it all, and we end up with a bunch of half-finished projects and a lingering sense of shame and woe.

So today’s RADvent Calendar gift, behind Door Numbero 5, comes from Joe. Despite his creative insults, he’s rather a smart cookie — and when we were recording the next podcast he came up with some great tips.

Like this one… spend some time looking closely at what you’re doing every day. Then remind yourself what your goal is.

Is what you’re doing, day by day, taking you closer to your goals?

Are you seeing results from what you’re doing?

If not, why are you doing them? Can you give them to someone else to do for you?

So here’s what I’d like you to do over the next few days:

Track your time. Be brutally honest. And if you’re doing stuff other people can do, outsource it. If you’re doing stuff that’s not progressing you at all, stop it.

And find the stuff that’s most valuable to you, and do more of it, and do it better.

Grab a copy of my book, make a plan, and start seeing the results you want:

http://www.vickyfraser.com/buy-my-book

About the Author

Vicky Fraser

Please do share any articles from this site in part or in full — as long as you leave all links intact, give credit to the author, and include a link to this website and the following bio. Vicky is a gin-quaffing, pole-dancing, trapeze-swinging copywriter who writes about the perils and joys of writing, velociraptor training, and running a small business. She writes this stuff on her websites vickyfraser.com and cookiesforbreakfast.co.uk. She’s the author of one book (with two more in utero) and teaches small business owners how to write copy that sells, and how to be more fecking interesting. You can follow her on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterest, and LinkedIn.

 

STOP FAFFING AND START LIVING

Juicy secrets and profitable arse-kickings from the Small Business Ringmaster. Enter your email address to get my DAILY arse-kickings on how to market your business so you stand out — and live the life you want.

What’s Your Best Email Address, Toots?