This week’s question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life“ comes from an individual who wishes to remain anonymous.
I often feel that there are so many things to do with my business and to promote my business that are important right now that I feel bombarded with ideas. How can I discern which thing to do and when to do it to avoid being behind the 8-ball with the opportunities? I always feel like if I’d done that a month or 2 ago, it would have worked better.
Thanks for your question!
This is a very common problem experienced by entrepreneurs in any and all stages of their business. So I’m going to ask everyone reading this to play with some ideas and then let me know if you’ve gained a little clarity by the end. You’ll be surprised how quickly this works.
First, let’s be clear on what’s going on here.
You are manifesting distraction, and based on your website (yep, I went there), you’re not clear on your target market.
You are getting all kinds of ideas because you haven’t been clear about what you want and who you’d like to work with.
It’s better to focus on one thing and take action on that one thing rather than to focus on many and do nothing.
Ready to get moving?
First, you MUST figure out who you would most LOVE to work with. Is your ideal client a real estate agent, an entrepreneur new to her business, someone searching for a purpose, or someone needing help building a team? EXACTLY who would you most LOVE to work with? Yes, I know, you don’t want to exclude anyone, but you must pick ONE for now. Create a profile for that person. I give step by step instructions in one of my previous blogs if you really want to get clear: http://www.davidneagle.com/blog/?p=313
Next, decide what your most pressing need is RIGHT NOW. If your biggest need is cash flow, create a plan around the fastest way to satisfy that need, and focus on your ideal client. So, if your biggest need is cash flow, don’t waste your time on website design. Websites don’t produce cash flow, sales conversations do. Immediately focus your efforts on tapping in to the resources around you.
And finally, don’t second guess your past decisions. You did the best that you could when you made those decisions. Remember, everything you do gets you closer to where you want to go.
If you want to speed that progression up, you must have a clear target market, message and goal.
When you send off confusing messages and you get confusion in return.
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