On my most recent Peloton bike ride, the gentleman leading the session said something that I found applies to so many aspects of our professional lives: “Less excuses, more adjustments.” In today’s short episode, I will share five ways for you to fine-tune your business goals by doing just that.
Oftentimes when we work on our time management, personal brands, marketing plan, or business development we throw up our hands and give up when things don’t go as planned.
Today’s podcast is all about making small adjustments in your business goals as you go along so that you don’t feel the need to tackle everything all at once or get it perfect the first time out.
Fine-tuning tips toward achieving your business goals
- One small thing at a time — when something isn’t working, don’t try to fix everything at once: try changing just one element as a starting point in achieving your business goal.
- Brick by brick — you’re not building the whole wall at once, you’re making a brick: every small action you take towards your business goal helps get you there.
- Be less critical — don’t judge things you did wrong in the past: focus on the small changes that can take you forward in your chosen business goal.
- Find the holes — find the little things that may be missing in your overall business goal plan and fix those.
- What can you do that will bring the most value for the least amount of effort? (check my 80/20 rule podcast for tips on identifying those areas of improvement: Bit.ly/3q8k2c4)
About Karen Tiber Leland
Karen Tiber Leland is the founder of Sterling Marketing Group, a branding, marketing, and color strategy and implementation firm helping CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs develop stronger personal, business, and team brands. Her clients include Cisco, American Express, Marriott Hotels, Apple Computer, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
She is also the best-selling author of nine traditionally-published business books that have sold over 400,000 copies and been translated into 10 languages. Her most recent book is The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build and Accelerate Your Brand. She regularly writes for Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com and has had articles published in Self, The Los Angeles Times, American Way, The Boston Globe, and many others.
Karen has spoken for Harvard, The AMA, Direct Marketing Association, and Stanford, among others. She has been interviewed on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, and Oprah.
If you’re looking to optimize your time, be more productive, and fine-tune your routine, I invite you to pre-order my latest book No Nonsense Time Management: 50 Smart Solutions, Powerful Habits & Proven Time Hacks To Make The Most of Your Day.
Tweetables and Quotes to Share
It’s really all about seeing what’s working, what’s not, and making fine-tuned adjustments as we go. PODCAST: https://bit.ly/2NlK51q @KarenFLeland
When something isn’t working, don’t try to fix everything at once, try changing just one element at a time. PODCAST: https://bit.ly/2NlK51q @KarenFLeland
You’re not building the whole wall at once, you’re making a brick. PODCAST: https://bit.ly/2NlK51q @KarenFLeland
If we move away from the dialogue of “It’s bad,” “it’s wrong,” “We should have done it a different way,” we actually move much faster. PODCAST: https://bit.ly/2NlK51q @KarenFLeland