Discover 7 Practical Strategies for Wellness Entrepreneurs to Boost Productivity

Hey there, wellness entrepreneur! 

Today, we’re going to go over 12 Productivity Strategies So You Can Get More Done In Less Time. This will enable you to grow a wellness business, even if you’re working a full-time job or a part-time job, you have four kids under the age of 12 at varying degrees of school commitments, and after-school commitments where you’re really the one to run them all around. This is so you can take consistent action daily and weekly, so you can grow your wellness business on your terms.

So utilize these strategies to tighten up your schedule and know what to focus on and prioritize so you do feel like you’re continuing to grow your wellness business, and you have time to take care of you, of course, that is most important. Because if you’re not taking care of you while you’re growing your business, working your job, taking care of your kids, then none of that other stuff will happen.

Tip #1: Know The Focus of your Week, Months, and Quarter

Okay, so let’s start with tip number one and it is knowing the focus of your week, your months, and your quarter. Now, this is important because we have a tendency as an entrepreneur to be creative and have a long list of creative ideas that we want to implement in our business, but it’s just not possible to get it all done at the same time, especially when you’re juggling things such as your own health and your children and your job outside of your wellness business.

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So you need to prioritize what is important for the week, the month, the quarter, so you know where to focus your time and your energy. And it’s not to say that those other creative ideas won’t get done, it’s knowing when they will get done. And as you have repeated occurring tasks in your business, such like for me, sending out e-mails, doing social media posts, recording the podcast, it’s getting better at estimating how much time they will take, so then when you bring in new creative projects like teaching a workshop, once you teach it once, then you know how much time it takes to do it. And the more times that you do it, that very particular workshop, the less time it will take.

So, for example, I just taught the Path To Profit Workshop, it was a new workshop for me, I sent out a bunch of new workshops, follow-up emails, it took a lot of time this round because I did a lot of things differently, however, next time I do it, it will go faster, because now I have that foundation set up for myself.

But if you’re doing something for the first time, you really want to underestimate how much time it will take so you have buffer space in your schedule. But when you’re creating your schedule, and you look at, okay, I’m going to work in my business from nine to three today, for example, and I want to get this done. I have client calls, I want to start on this project, then, you’ll know how to plan and strategize all those things that you want to do.

So, for example, last week, I was spending a lot of time or the last several weeks, I was spending a lot of time getting the webinar ready, creating the content so it’s valuable, practicing the closing portion, writing the e-mails, editing the e-mails, having a copywriter check over the e-mails for me, then for me rewriting them what’s needed. It took a lot of time. I had other projects on my schedule, like there’s a bonus I’m adding to the Awaken Mastermind called Launch Your Online Program, and I needed to also finish recording the modules. I also wanted to create a welcome sequence for the Mastermind.

So, I had all these creative projects that I wanted to get done in between client calls, as well as in between the reoccurring tasks that I do every week. And if you have a bit of a squirrel brain or a neurodiverse brain, then all of that can seem very overwhelming, or you can feel like you’re jumping from task to task to task without getting anything done. And it can happen where you can jump from task to task to task and not get anything done. And then you miss those important deadlines.

But when you have your focus for the week, the month, and the quarter, then you know how to say, “Okay, well, this needs to get done first, because this email is going to be sent out on this day, the webinar is going to be taught on this date, the slides need to be reviewed by this date,” so you know what you’re prioritizing.

Where if you have the bigger picture in mind, like, “Okay, this month, I just want the Launch Your Online Program videos completed by the end of the month, then I know I can push them off another week, so I can focus on the actual workshop itself and the follow-up emails.”

So having your focus for the week, the month, the quarter, helps to keep things in perspective, helps you to budget your time, especially when you’re underestimating how long something will take, especially if it’s the first time you’re doing it, then you’ll complete items and move on to the next item.

If you have a tendency to set up schedules and not follow through, hear me, I got you. I’m the type of person who has, since the start of my business, heard that you need to create a social media schedule and post on these days with these topics on that day. And I have gone through setting up a schedule like that, so many times in my business, and I’ve never followed through that weekly social media posting, ever. My brain just doesn’t work that way.

So the same is true when I try to time block my schedule so rigidly, where I don’t have any buffer space or creativity time, I end up freezing and not doing the schedule at all. Whereas if I put my three priorities for the day on each day, and I know my priority for the week, I always get them done, because I’m able to juggle and be flexible with how I might be feeling at a certain moment, or how much time for example, I have in between client calls, because client calls tend to shift, right? It’s the nature of working with human beings. Scheduled shifts for various reasons, and I want to be flexible with my clients. So, that means I need to be flexible in my own schedule. And that’s just how I work.

So for you, knowing your focus for your week, your month, your quarter, also takes into account the big picture plan. But when you have your priority based off your big picture plan, you don’t want to hold yourself too rigidly or too tightly to that big picture plan because your focuses might shift depending upon certain results that you get.

So, for example, you might have this month’s focus, that new workshop that you’re going to teach for the first time, and the e-mails, and then two months from now, you want to focus and do a new workshop. Whenever you’re teaching a new workshop, again, it’s going to take more time. And if you didn’t get the results that you wanted in that previous workshop, you might change your focus, you might decide, “Oh, I want to just teach that same workshop again and tighten it up and try to get more registrants or work on the follow-up e-mails, instead of creating something new.” And that’s fine. 

So the point is, you do want to have a focus, but you don’t want to be so rigid, where when you get certain results, you’re not able to be nimble and flexible and shift the focus or shift the priority depending upon what’s needed in your business and or your life because one of your kids, something might happen to them or you yourself, might get a health diagnosis, or maybe your schedules shift because your kids are on spring break, all of a sudden you forgot to put that in the calendar. I’ve been there.

So, to help with this process, I teach this in the Awaken Portal, is how to schedule for success and how to create buffer space in your schedule, so you know what to prioritize each week and how to schedule out based upon that prioritization. And also, leave room for flexibility because when you do that, then you end up being more productive, you actually get to cross off big project items that are on that to-do list and I can tell you, that is so satisfying.

Tip #2: Identify your Peak Energy And Align Tasks That Needs the Most Brain Power

Tip number two, as a wellness entrepreneur, you’re always helping your own clients with their own energy, so feeling more energized, getting more energy, reducing exhaustion, that goes for yourself as well. So reminding yourself to implement your own tactics and strategies that you teach your own clients and students, making sure you have time in your schedule to do those self-care tasks and rhythms because they will create more energy for you, which will lead to more productivity, but also for yourself, identifying your own peak energy times and align your most important tasks or the most brain power requiring tasks for those periods when you are at your maximum efficiency.

So what does this mean? It means that if you have projects to do like creating that webinar, or writing a social media post, or writing an email to your people, and you know your brain works best at nine o’clock when the coffee is strong in your body, then don’t pick up a yoga class at nine o’clock, where you’re going to utilize your best energy for that yoga classes, versus your own projects in your business. Unless, here’s the unless, you do get a lot of private clients from that yoga class, so it is important to show up with your brainpower, so you’re planting those seeds, so those students are knowing that you do work with private sessions.

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If you just love teaching yoga, and you’re not so concerned about getting clients off the back end of your class, then do a yoga class at a different time of day. And make sure you’re prioritizing your business first. See the difference? I do this in my business where I scatter and change my client calls because sometimes, my one-to-one clients, they like or prefer morning sessions, especially because I do have clients across the country and across the world. So time zones differ as well. As I have clients that like to schedule a call midweek with me or towards the end of the day, to help reset their brain before they go to bed, for example.

But also, I want to work with my own brain power. So I can sit down and write an email and not get stuck in the three o’clock slump where I’m staring at the computer and nothing’s coming out. Now, I have gotten better, where I can write an email at 3pm or 4pm. However, I do notice sometimes it’s still not my best email. So I prefer to take care of those tasks in the morning when my brain is more powerful. But most of my clients love a 9am call. So how do I work that out?

Well, I make sure that I start my day a little bit earlier, from eight to nine, I do tasks like that. And I have one day a week where at nine o’clock, I don’t do client calls so I’m able to work with my brain peak power and utilize my energy the best, so I’m not trying to squeeze that last bit of energy out at three o’clock which may tax my adrenals and lead to more exhaustion the next day, and I’m still able to work with my clients preferred schedules.

Tip #3: Single Tasking and Know when to Multitask

Okay, tip number three is single-tasking. And that is focusing on one task at a time to enhance your concentration and produce higher-quality results. I know this is counterintuitive, especially for decades now, It’s been preached especially to the moms out there about the benefits of multitasking. For me, whenever I multitask too much, I can feel it at the end of the day, my adrenals are shot, and I feel like my eyes are glazed over and my heart is beating quickly, then I know I did too much multitasking.

But if I instead focus on one task, and that task is decided from the focus of the week, the month, the quarter, back to tip number one, then I actually get more done because I have that focus concentration on that one task for however long your brain works, which is good to know. 

This mine’s like typically 90 minutes of time before I need to do a break like go for a walk or eat lunch or maybe switch tasks to go into client calls for example, or lead a group call for the mastermind.Know your block off time that your brain can handle and focus on one thing. There will be times where you can multitask, but know what tasks you can multitask and what tasks you need single-tasking. 

For me, I found most of the time, I am a single-task person when again, if I do too much multitasking, like trying to respond to DMs while my daughter’s in the background, especially if she’s not playing independently too well, then I feel scatterbrained, and my adrenals get fried. However, if my daughter is playing in the background well and I know because she’s talking to herself, or she’s singing to herself, and I can actively see that she’s playing with her toys, then I know I have maybe a five-minute window to respond to one. 

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Or if I go into the doctor’s office, I have certain tasks that I know I can do while I’m waiting in the doctor’s office for an appointment, and I call that multitasking because I’m not in my she-shed where I know I’m not going to get interrupted because when you go to the doctor’s office, of course your name can get called at any time and as you know, because of Lynch syndrome, in the doctor’s office, quite frequently, even though I feel great, I have tasks that I can’t do in the doctor’s office like podcast, or sometimes I just go into hashtags and engage in social media, I connect with my followers, things that don’t require a huge brain power.

So if I do get interrupted, then it’s okay, I can come back to it, where vs. ding! I really want to give that person I’m sending a message to my full focus. So, I don’t want to get interrupted in the middle of that message if possible. 

So for yourself, know when in your schedule you’re going to single-task and make sure that that’s what you’re doing. And when you have some tasks that you can multitask, and make sure to schedule those in areas where maybe you’re with your kids, or you’re at work, and it’s on a lunch break, but someone could interrupt you, things like that.

Tip #4: Automate Repetitive Tasks

Number four is repetitive tasks. So you can use apps, tools, and also routine tasks that you can make more streamlined because you repeat them over and over again. 

Now head to Episode 189, where I outline 11 Areas In Your Wellness Business That You Can Automate. I break down many ways you can automate in your wellness business to save you time, so you can be more productive.

Tip #5: Create A Work Environment That Supports You, Your Business, and Your Nervous System

Number five is artner with your nervous system, partner with your business needs, by creating a work environment that suits you. So you’re not distracted, you feel inspired, you feel “safe.” So that will produce more creativity and reduce squirrel brain. So let me get into this.

So, for example, I leased a commercial space several years ago, where I had my brick-and-mortar physical therapy, yoga, massage, coaching wellness business, and it was in a great office space. And I actually loved a lot of my suitemates. I loved using the conference room. But for me, because I love working with people, I’m still an introvert. 

So I found myself when I was talking to the suitemates in between client and patient sessions, it was just too much. I wasn’t getting enough downtime, I felt like I couldn’t fully down regulate my nervous system in that office suite. So, after realizing this, that I really love working from home, even though I still have people coming to my home, I could create a separate space. This is completely individualized. 

And now, you don’t have to do this go out and purchase a she-shed, like I did. I had profit from my business where I was able to do that. It took a few years of me thinking, “Okay, how can I really utilize what my nervous system needs? What fulfills my soul? How can I serve my people to the best of my own capabilities?” And I created this really unique individualized work situation.

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But I’ll tell you, I am so glad I spent the time and the money to do that because I love my daily commute of walking down the driveway. I just love the ability to go into my house and make myself a freshly cooked meal instead of eating it out of a container or glassware. Because just like I have squirrel brain, I also my sometimes what I would prepare in the morning to take to the office, when it became lunchtime, it was just not what I wanted to eat. So I love being able to eat what I want to eat, when I want to eat it at my house and cook on the stovetop instead of the microwave and use my blender and all those really kind of neurotic maybe things, but when I am fueled, literally fueled by the food that serves my body the best at that moment, I actually have more energy to give to my people. So it makes sense, right?

But my husband, he doesn’t care about any of that stuff. He loves to go to the office. He’s an introvert as well but is not so particular about his food. And because he doesn’t have as many back-to-back calls like I do, he has more time to talk with his office mates and peers, and he doesn’t feel that huge energy drain at the end of the day because he’s able to balance his schedule a bit more.

So for you, what’s going to work for you? Are you more extroverted, so working in a commercial space where you’re talking to people all day long, whether it be your clients, your patients, and your suitemates, you’re not so particular about your food, so it doesn’t matter and plus you’re more productive and creative when you’re actually away from home? 

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I know so many people look at me when I say I’m so productive at home and their eyes bugged out of their head because they’re like, “Oh, I’m not productive at home at all. I get so distracted with the laundry or the TV and various other things.”

So it’s knowing yourself and how you work best while releasing the shooting, the filters. Just think of me in my she-shed, in my yard, I guarantee, you won’t see another wellness entrepreneur or business coach working this way with this exact she-shed and yoga walls on the wall and all that, because I uniquely created it. 

And if there are people who are utilizing my model, and you’ll see more she-shed ads popping up and yoga was on the wall, go for it, do it, I would love that, send me your pictures, tag me, but only do it if it feels right for you. Because when you have that healthy work environment, you will be more creative, you will feel energized to go to work, you will leave work feeling fulfilled. And I want that for you.

Tip #6: Limit Decision Fatigue

Okay, tip number 6 to get more productivity, is to limit decision fatigue. So I believe this 100%. You’ve heard me say this on another podcast where a way to get more productive in between client calls, or patient sessions, for example, is to plan if you have that half-hour gap, or one-hour gap, is to plan in the beginning of the day or the day before, what you’re actually going to do during that time. So you don’t have to make a decision when your brain is fatigued, coming off a call or a patient session.

Other ways you can limit decision fatigue is planning your meals the day ahead, planning your outfits. I always get out what I’m going to wear the night ahead, so I don’t have to make that decision in the morning. Instead, in the morning, while I’m getting changed, it’s so easy because the closet’s right there, I listen to podcasts. So I always start my day feeling inspired or motivated, or I know exactly what I’m going to focus on for that day.

Know your daily routines in advance. So I also plan out my week, either Sunday night or Monday morning, so I always know when I’m going to work out, what day, what workout I’m going to do, because I know those are going to keep me energized and feeling more energetic. So then when I do show up to work, I will be more clear-headed and productive, because I’m not dragging.

This leads me to tip number seven, which is making sure to get regular exercise, but we’ll put a pin on that. Let’s finish up with the limiting decision fatigue. So look at your business, where you might be putting yourself to make big decisions right there at the moment. How can you start to make decisions when you’re utilizing, back to tip number one, identifying when your brain works it’s at its best capacity. 

Or, like for clothes, I don’t really care so much unless I’m teaching an important workshop, exactly what clothes I wear on a given day, I want to make sure I look professional and put together. But if I’m going to wear a sweater versus a drape or, I don’t even know what to call them, a wrap thing, and another day, it’s not as important to me as making sure, for example, that my new Mastermind members feel completely supported and welcome when they enter into the mastermind on that first call, for example.

So if I have a half hour of my time during my peak working hours, I’m going to be focusing on those Awaken Mastermind members where I can pick out my clothes at the end of the day when I might be feeling a little bit more tired. And it might take a little bit more time just because I am fatigued. And that’s okay. Or I might get the outfit kind of wrong. And in the morning, when I am more clear-headed, I can realize that actually don’t work together. And I can make a quick decision there at the moment. 

So make sure you’re not utilizing your peak brain power to make decisions that aren’t really needed right at that time and saving your peak brain time for more important decisions like knowing what to prioritize that week in your business.

Now, if this is the first time you’re really hearing this concept and philosophy, give yourself grace, let it sink in, and integrate. Just percolate it for some time. Don’t shame yourself or prompt yourself to start implementing this right away. I remember when I first heard this concept, I was like, “What? I should be making decisions when and why and peak brain hour?” I didn’t even know! I had never really had that awareness about myself. But when you start to audit your day, and if you need help with this, you can go to the website and get the Time Audit Schedule Help, it’s a free 20-minute training. You can get it right now, it’s on-demand, where you actually audit your day. 

When you take this bird’s eye view of your schedule and looking at yourself and how you operate in your business from a bird’s eye view, then you get to know yourself and your own needs better and the rhythms of your day and the rhythms of your tasks in a week, so you can better prioritize things during the week, and know when you’re going to be working at the most efficiency.

But remember, you’re not a robot. So, things don’t always go as planned. If you’re a female, you might be on a monthly cycle. So sometimes you have surprised dips in energy or changes to the schedule, or you’re just having an off day. And that happens! You’ll have a better general sense of when you do operate the best and when you can put off some decisions when you don’t have as much brain power. And it’s okay because they’re not critical decisions, like for me, planning my outfit for the day or the next day.

Tip #7: Get Regular Exercise and Self-Care Initiatives

Okay, as previously mentioned, tip number seven is getting regular exercise. Now, as a wellness entrepreneur, I don’t need to hop on a soapbox and explain the importance of this because you know the importance of this. But what I do see with a lot of wellness entrepreneurs, is they start teaching a lot more in the yoga studio, or they’re teaching a lot more weekend workshops or evening classes, their own favorite yoga class or their own favorite workshop starts to get put on the backburner. And that can just lead to burnout.

When you’re not doing things that light you up, like going to your favorite yoga teacher who inspires you and keeps your own yoga class sequences fresh and inspired, then that sets you up from feeling repetitive and leading towards burnout. 

So take this tip right now as a wellness entrepreneur to examine your schedule and take a look at where your favorite workout activities might be falling off because you’re prioritizing something else instead, and how you can get those back into your schedule more consistently.

In fact, you can use some of the tips in this week’s blog to be more productive so you can get those workout routines back into your schedule. Again, if you need help with that, I highly recommend getting that free opt-in to help manage your schedule so you can fit in more workout.

Tip #8: Limit Meetings

Number eight is limit meetings. Okay. What does this mean? It’s remembering that other people have their priorities, and they might try to use you or your time not consciously, but in a collaborative effort to help maximize their priority or get their priority done.

So, for example, maybe they have a launch coming up, so they reach out to you to set up a meeting, so they can have you promote their product to your e-mail list, for example, and get them on their podcast. That might not be a meeting that you need to entertain right now unless you think it’s a collaborative effort that will work mutually for both of you. And it’s part of your own priorities right now to get a bigger exposure and build your own warm audience.

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I remember when I first started my business, I would take on a lot of coffee chats. And those are great to get to know people, get to know referral partners, get to just expand your network, maybe some of those people actually become your client, they are great until you run out of time. Then I found myself scheduling sessions, patient sessions, client sessions, going to yoga classes, and coffee chats.

So it’s knowing, as you get busier, how many coffee chats a week or a month is realistic for you. And there might be a time when you don’t do coffee chats. So for right now, I very rarely do coffee chats because I just don’t have as much time in my schedule unless there’s a specific reason why we’re doing a coffee chat, or I’ve entered into a mastermind or a training where I’ve been introduced to a number of wonderful other entrepreneurs, wellness practitioners and CEOs where I do want to get to know them because there is a benefit to that, then I will make the time in my schedule to go on coffee chats, or even in person meetup, events with these people because I just really crave that like-minded thinking of other entrepreneurs, especially female entrepreneurs, and just getting to know them because that helps light my soul up. 

So for you, it’s really recognizing, okay, if you’re going to do coffee chats, how many is realistic? Maybe they come in waves. That’s usually what happens for me. If you have other meetings like with staff and such, how can you keep them more concise, shorter meetings, or not last-minute meetings where it’s really interrupting your work time or those creative blocks of time? How can you plan ahead meetings? How can you keep them concise? Maybe with having a focus and a priority each meeting, planning ahead before the meetings, having the team members plan the meeting ahead of time too, so they’re bringing bullet points that they want to address in the meeting. Take a look at your schedule and decide what meetings aren’t needed.

So, for example, I get DMs quite frequently from people wanting to schedule meetings with me for various reasons. But mostly, again, it’s because of their agenda. It’s not something that I ever requested or needed in my business. It’s a cold DM, and I’m just not going to respond to those people, because I’m going to prioritize meeting people in a mastermind or training or making sure that my clients and mastermind students feel supported instead.

But meetings can feel productive, but too many or too long meetings too frequently can really drain your energy and suck your time. So it’s being aware of them.

Tip #9: Batch Short Tasks

Okay, tip number nine is using the one or two-minute rule. If a task takes less than two minutes, then get it done immediately so you can just check things off your list, and they’re not hanging over your head. 

And that might be something you want to batch. I usually do it quickly in the morning, if I have a bunch of tasks that I need to do, I’ll spend a half hour and just get them all done. And I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished a lot for my day already. I do that quite frequently.

Tip #10: Batch E-mail Checking

I also do that with tip number nine, batch e-mail checking. So e-mail checking, most of the time is based upon other people’s needs. And if you’re continuously checking your e-mail throughout the day, really can lead to interrupted patterns of work where your creativity or your blocks of time are getting interrupted by other people’s needs.

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So for example, for me, I have a tendency to check the e-mail first thing in the morning to make sure there’s nothing urgent that’s needed. And then, I cycle back around towards the end of my day, where I feel like I’m more accomplished, so I can really give my focus to those e-mails without feeling rushed. 

And again, I’ve utilized my peak brain time for my own creative outputs that are really needed for my business. And because of that, I’m not going to start to resent e-mails, because I do get e-mails from my clients on occasion asking for feedback on certain items. I want to give them focused, full strategic advice, not from a rushed and hurried place or resentful place because I have so many other things to do on my list.

So, for you, notice when you check your e-mails and strategically check your e-mails. Don’t just do them on the fly and answer on the fly because it might cause resentment, or it might be taking a lot more time of yours then, or peak productivity time of yours unnecessarily.

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Tip #11 and #12: Make Sure You Are Continuing Your Practitioner Skills and Prioritize Taking To People

Okay, the last two tips are actually separate, but they go together. Because you’re a wellness entrepreneur, I know you love to learn practitioner skills. And it’s important to dedicate time to continue your education and stay up to date in new skills that are happening or new science and that sort of thing.

But sometimes, this is the priority over talking to more people and making more offers. Now, you just heard me say to limit your coffee chats. So it’s really understanding what is needed in your business. So if in your business you want more referrals, you want to get more clients, you want to fill your schedule, your priority should be lots of coffee chats. It’s knowing when it’s too many, and that’s usually because you have more clients. 

The tendency I see is for the wellness entrepreneur to always prioritize trainings or website or perfecting e-mails over actually getting out there and direct messaging with people, going to network events, doing those coffee chats because, truthfully, they’re vulnerable. It’s easier to hide behind a training or behind your computer where you’re going to run. Less chance for failure. That’s the truth.

So, in your business, to be productive, which for many of you really means signing more clients and helping more people to get more clients, to grow your audience, to grow your e-mail list, you have to talk to more people. And if you’re under six figures, that’s a one-to-one model, meaning you’re going to be personally engaging with people either online or in person.

If you’re past six figures, you might be starting to move into the one-to-many model, which means you’re doing more workshops and more webinars. But to fill those, you still need to engage with people. And maybe that means posting more and getting into social media and engaging through hashtags, following a post, for example. Or maybe it means sending more e-mails to your audience. Only you know where you are in your business to prioritize the action that’s going to lead to the most productive results while making sure that you are continuing to attend to those practitioner skills.

So what does that mean for me? I do practitioner skills once, twice a year. I’ll usually attend a big trainings, and I know because now I’m a coach, that a lot of the coaching I do to grow my own business, I’m learning a lot of business strategies or even mindset skills that will enable me to help my entrepreneurs better.

So the same is true for you. The more that you invest in yourself to grow as an entrepreneur, for example, some of my Awaken members, they get better at managing their schedule, or they get better at creating boundaries in their schedule or saying yes to themselves like going to their favorite yoga class or getting on the step board more consistently and when they get better at doing that they know how to teach their clients.

A lot of my clients help moms, for example. So then now they know how to educate those moms on how to prioritize themselves, invest money in themselves, invest time in themselves because they are actively doing it themselves as well. So know that your investments will help you to grow your practitioner skills and you can do training specific for those practitioner skills as well.

So, for example, just last year, I went through a coaching certification called the Change Work Certification, and I love it. I met a bunch of really great other coaches that I’m still in contact now. I learned a bunch of new skills that I have brought into my business, and it keeps things fresh, it keeps things inspired. And plus, I feel that I’m always evolving in my business. 

I’ve also hired, as many of you know, a trauma and life coach. I have attended many, many Masterminds. I also have a one-to-one business coach. So there are many ways that I am always learning to grow both my practitioner skills and my business skills while balancing, making sure to consistently talk to people and make offers to appropriate people because that will allow you to grow your business, which is the most important thing, is bringing in new clients and helping more people.

And when you do that, you will feel so much more productive.


Okay, we’ll wrap up here the twelve ways to get more productive in your business

Number one, have a focus for the week, the month, the quarter. Number two, identify your peak energy times and align your most important tasks with those periods. Number three, single task or know when to multitask. Number four, automate repetitive tasks. You can see episode 189 for more detail on that. Number five, have a work environment that supports you, your business and your nervous system. Number six, limit decision fatigue. Number seven, make sure you are prioritizing your own exercise and whatever other self-care you might need,  of course. 

Number eight, limit your meetings. Know how to make them shorter, more concise, and productive in the meeting or knowing what meetings to focus on for the week or the quarter. Batch short tasks to get them done quickly. Number ten, batch emails and know when you’re going to check your emails, so have a strategic plan for email checking. Number eleven, make sure you are continuing your practitioner skills. So, number twelve, you still are going to prioritize talking to people, in person and online, and telling them about your programs. That is the most important.

Because when you sign more clients and help more people, you will feel productive in your business. 

So there you have it. See you next week. Bye for now!

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