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You've probably noticed how some people are able to get more done than others?
  • Are you struggling to find time in your twenty-four hours, seven days a week to get everything done without losing sleep, feeling overwhelmed and out of control?
  • Are you missing out on time with family and friends because of the hours you work or do you just feel you’re busy being busy?
  • You know you could be so much more productive if only you could manage your never ending list of tasks and projects or to work better with the people around you?
What if you could clear your to-do list and get twice as much done in a day as you normally do?

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  • Create an action plan to move you forward
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Grow Your Business - A Day To Make Ideas Happen


Last week I attended my local Chamber's annual event The Brighton Summit.  This year's theme was Growing Your Business - A Day to Make Ideas Happen.

It was a jam-packed event, full of inspiring talks and workshops from businesses both local and national, all aimed at helping you to grow your business.

After an inspiring key note talk from Nikki Gatenby of Propellernet, a facilitated group session provide all attendees with the opportunity to discuss challenges, share ideas and look for support and inspiration to take back to their own business.

There were a few common themes coming up during this session.
  • Day-to-day busyness makes it difficult to grow;
  • TIME;
  • goal-setting;
  • planning;
  • staff/people management
  • good work/life balance - self and employees
Many of the usual challenges for businesses both large and small.

Lunch with a difference (not a sandwich in sight) was followed by an afternoon of inspiring and informative workshop sessions.  Too many to choose from and I would have loved to have gone along to more of them.  A mix of practical tools, tips, ideas and inspiration for your business.

Several of the discussions revolved around if you love your business then work/life balance isn't as important - do you agree?  There were inspiring stories from people who had grown their business through passion, persistence and good old fashioned hard work.

If you want to grow your business you need to know what you're working towards and it's not always about money.  In fact it's rarely about money.  Nikki's talk focused on the importance of dreams and how at Propellernet they incorporate many of their teams dreams into their work.  No wonder they're consistently voted one of the best places to work.

"If you can dream it, do it"

Jim Duffy from Entrepreneurial Spark closed the event with a very motivational talk from on and off the stage about the amazing things that the businesses they work with are doing and how important mindset and behaviour is to success.

"Everyone has it in them to be a success given the right situation and support."

I loved the way there were boxes of apples and pears from @FinandFarm to help yourself to during the breaks.  A healthy networking breakfast. Juices from @youjuice at the mid-morning break.  A very healthy lunch from @SpadeandSpoon. Delicious tea-time treats from @RaiseBakery.  So much more inventive than the usual standard sandwiches.

If you attended the Summit, make sure all those moments of inspiration and action haven't got lost as soon as you got back to the office.

Take time to jot down the ideas you want to put into action.  What can you change that will make a real difference to you and your business?

Commit to taking action.  If you came away with ideas, tips, a list of 'to-dos', add them to your daily, weekly, monthly action list.

Plan the time to make them happen.

Set aside time for creativity and growth.  Book a day a month to get out of the office, away from your desk and think about your business strategically - make ideas happen.

Delegate - as soon as you can.  You can't do everything, so having prioritised what's important, delegate anything that isn't core to your business or only you can do to someone else.

People.  Have the right team on board who will help grow your business and who you can confidently delegate or outsource to.

Get help.  Team up with a peer group, business mentor or coach.  Take time out to get away from the day-to-day, to motivate, inspire and challenge you.  To keep you focused and on track even when the going gets tough.

Don't know how you'll find the time ... get in touch for a free chat.

English: Seedling Deutsch: Sämling (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Start Your Day With A Morning Routine

Whether it's a daily ritual of your morning tea or coffee, reading the papers, meditation or a morning run, how you start your day is important.

A good morning routine will help you to be more organised, more productive and more focused for the rest of the day.

Here are a few ideas to get you off to a good start.

Start with a good night's sleep.  Few of us are able to burn the candle at both ends or survive on only a few hours sleep, without it coming back to bite us at some stage - physically, mentally or emotionally.
  • Lay out your clothes ready for the morning - shirt ironed, shoes polished.
  • Put your exercise kit out - you'll have less excuse if it's out, ready for when you wake up.
  • Make breakfast the night before.  Bircher muesli can be prepared in advance.  If you want a really healthy start - try a green smoothie!
  • Make lunch - take the time to prepare a healthy lunch and you'll be less tempted to snack or grab a sandwich at lunch time.
Get up early.   Many successful CEOs and business owners are up at 5.00am to get a head start on the day.  I often talk to people who don't have time to exercise, don't have time to read, don't have time for breakfast?

Set the alarm half an hour or an hour earlier, when it's quieter and there's less disturbance ... use the extra time for yourself - NOT to check your work email!  Leave that until later in the day.

Plan your day.  Either the night before or first thing in the morning.  What do you need to get done, what's important for a successful, productive day?

You can't do everything, prioritise what's important and delegate as much as you can.

Use your plan to guide your day, don't react or get distracted by less urgent tasks (especially email).

Get your exercise in early - if you struggle to find time to exercise during the day, if you're 'too tired' at the end of the day - start early.

Do stretching, yoga or pilates to get your body gently moving.  Go out for a short run or a brisk walk, before you shower and have breakfast.

A place for everything.  Avoid last minute panics as you leave the house - put your car keys, house keys, mobile phone, charger etc.  in the same place, so you're not searching around for them in the morning.

Change one or two things at a time to build your own successful morning routine.  If you need more ideas or want to find a routine that works for you get in touch.